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The church launched a political campaign to encourage Copts to participate in political life and face political religious movements. The Virgin Mary and Archangel Church in al-Khalafāwi, Shubrā, hosted writer Fatimah Na'ūt to talk about the importance of political participation for Copts. Church...
Jackline's father, a missing young Coptic woman in al-'Āshir area, Sharqia governorate, refused to perceive the incident as fitnah tā'ifīyah, but he believes that it is a kidnap crime and trusts the security, asking them to intensify their efforts to find his daughter.  
Muntasar al-Zayāt, Ahmad Lutfī's lawyer, first suspect in the Two Saints Church explosion in Alexandria, revealed that the emergency State Security court released his client. He was surprised to find out that the Minister of Interior Affairs, Mansūr al-'Isawī issued a decision to arrest him again...
A number of members from al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah, the church, civil society, and the social fund, launched the first treatment convoy from Muslims and Copts for victims of Imbabah's fitnah incidents, even for patients that were not injured in the incidents.  
Investigations are still going on to arrest the culprits who murdered a salafī preacher and his wife inside their apartment in the Giza district of al-Haram. Neighbors of the murdered man told al-Yawm al-Sābi' newspaper that Shaykh Ahmed was a driving force behind Islamic da'wah (call) and set up...
Dozens of Copts staged on May 30 staged a protest in al-Urdunīyah square in the city of al-'Āshir Min Ramadān, al-Sharqia governorate, against the reported disappearance of an 18-year-old Coptic girl, Jaclyn Ibrāhīm Fakhrī. The demonstrators chanted slogans against the security apparatus for "...
The Family Court in Qūwaysanā decided to consider the separation case between 'Abīr Fakhrī Tal'at, fitnah sparker in Imbābah, and her Christian husband on June 26, 2011. She was a no-show in court, but her seven lawyers came and represented her and presented documents that prove her conversion to...
Presidential candidate 'Abd al-Mun'im Abū al-Futūh said he is counting on support from salafists, who he said are greater in number than the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). “Salafists have been preaching in the mosques for 30 years under Mubārak without being persecuted like the Muslim Brotherhood,” he...
Dr. 'Abd al-Qawī Khalīfah, Cairo governor, assured the necessity of taking all engineering, scientific, artistic measures to protect Monastery of Sama‘ān al-Kharāz in al-Duwayqah area for its global and touristic value. [Reviewer's Note: News story was also covered in al-Yawm al-Sābi', May 25,...
In al-Jumhūrīyah, page 1, May 20, 2011, reports noted that the Coptic Maspero protests may be solved after a decision to reopen four churches and the release of Coptic detainees in Maspero incidents, proven to be not involved in the incident.  
Muhammad Ibrāhīm Mikāwī, 50 years-old, called Sayf al-'Adl, is an Egyptian doctor, who served in the Egyptian special forces. After that he became an activist in Islamic Jihād group, before joining Afghani fighters in their war against the Soviet invasion.  He is believed to be the third man after...
Protesting Copts in Maspero rejected Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III's advice and instruction to end the protest, and assured that the Pope has a value in their hearts but he does not have guardianship over them. This movement was a shock given that the Pope has never lost control of the church...
Rev. Andrea Zakī, Vice President of Egypt’s Evangelical denomination, demanded the application of the law to end the fitnah tā’fīyah, even on clerics, Muslims or Christians, if they were proved involved in the Imbābah incidents. “If the state pursued the same old ways to deal with the sectarian...
AWR's Diana Maher Ghali writes a two days' press review on Imbābah incidents.  
The article talks about the refusal of the church to receive the subpoena sent by the prosecution in the Kāmīliyā Shihātah case, and wonders since Virgin Mary appeared in churches then why can't Kāmīliyā appear in front of the prosecution to say whether she is Christian or Muslim. On the other...
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, said that Egypt couldn't follow the Salafist call asserting that Islam is based on peace and forgiveness. This came during the visit of al-Tayīb with Coptic Pope Shenouda III to greet him on the occasion of the resurrection feast. In al-Yawm al-Sābi...
 There is no contradiction between Islam or a civil state, Islam or freedom of opinion, or Islam with citizenship, and anyone who believes in this does not understand the reality of Islam. Read the original text in Arabic    
Sources have noted that Coptic Pope Shenouda III began writing his diaries prior to his health trip to the U.S. His diaries will tackle a lot of sensitive issues from the times of former President 'Anwar al-Sadāt's rule, but it is still speculations whether his diaries will include the former...
On Wednesday April 13, the Muslim Brotherhood Murshid (Guide) Muhammad Badī’ announced that the MB would be capable of winning 75 percent of seats in Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary elections. He stressed that the MB would nevertheless contain itself, competing for no more than a third of...
The Students Union (SU) elections in Beni Suef University witnessed a poor turnout by students despite hectic attempts by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group to garner as many votes as they can. The MB had included Copts and female students on their lists for the first time. (Reviewer's Note: News...
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