Al-Yawm al-Sābi‘

55. Salafists, Copts send treatment convoy for Imbābah victims

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55. Salafists, Copts send treatment convoy for Imbābah victims
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4
Date of source: 
June 1, 2011
Author: 
'Alā' 'Abd al-Ghafār
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
Article summary: 

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.

53. Neighbors of murdered salafist say he converted 5 Copts to Islam

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53. Neighbors of murdered salafist say he converted 5 Copts to Islam
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1
Date of source: 
June 1, 2011
Author: 
Maī 'Anānī and Bahjat Abū Dayf
Reviewer: 
‘Amr al-Misrī
Article summary: 

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 a page on the social networking web site Facebook to spread Islam.

The witnesses added that he managed to get five Christians to Islam recently and even helped two of them get married to Muslim girls.

52. Jaclyn disappearance stirs troubles in Sharqia

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52. Jaclyn disappearance stirs troubles in Sharqia
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1
Date of source: 
June 1, 2011
Author: 
Nādir Shukrī and Fathīyah al-Dīb
Reviewer: 
‘Amr al-Misrī
Article summary: 

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 "dereliction to unravel the mystery of disappearance of Coptic girls."

Ibrāhīm Fakhrī, Jaclyn's father, said that his daughter disappeared after she finished with her last day of exams in a commerce school, blaming the disappearance on a 35-year-old Muslim young man of the name Shukrī.

34. Yawm Sābi' in Jackline's house, missing young woman in al-'Āshir

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34. Yawm Sābi' in Jackline's house, missing young woman in al-'Āshir
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4
Date of source: 
June 2, 2011
Author: 
Fathīyah al-Dīb
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
Article summary: 

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.

33. 'Isawī arrests culprits in Two Saints Church explosion after their release

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33. 'Isawī arrests culprits in Two Saints Church explosion after their release
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1
Date of source: 
June 2, 2011
Author: 
Mahmūd al-Mamlūk
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
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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 without a clear reason.

Al-Zayāt assured that he does not know how the procedures of the investigation is progressing, furthermore, he was not summoned in an investigation about any new information obtained by the prosecution.

On the other hand, Joseph Malak, Manager of the Center for Human Rights Development Studies, had filed a report with the public prosecutor against former Minister of Interior Affairs, Habīb al-'Adlī, accusing him of being involved in the explosion of the church.

95. Pope Shenouda loses control over church

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95. Pope Shenouda loses control over church
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5
Date of source: 
May 17, 2011
Author: 
'Alī Hasān and Nādir Shukrī
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
Article summary: 

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 since he became the pope.

In al-Ahrām, page 6, May 17, 2011, Archpriest Mattias Nasr, Father of Virgin Mary Church in 'Izbat al-Nakhl, said that Pope Shenouda can order and obeyed in religious matters but in the worldly matters we have the freedom to choose.

 

94. Evangelical denomination figure calls for applying law on Muslims, Christians involved in Imbābah incidents

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94. Evangelical denomination figure calls for applying law on Muslims, Christians involved in Imbābah incidents
Article pages: 
11
Date of source: 
May 17, 2011
Author: 
Amīrah ‘Abd al-Salām
Reviewer: 
‘Amr al-Misrī
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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 troubles, including conciliatory sessions between Muslims and Christians, the Imbābah trouble would not be the last one,” he said.

He noted that the current law is very appropriate as it has several articles that can preserve the nation against the threats of fitnah.

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18. Rule in separation case between 'Abīr, her Christian husband on June 26

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18. Rule in separation case between 'Abīr, her Christian husband on June 26
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1
Date of source: 
May 30, 2011
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
Article summary: 

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 Islam.

[Reviewer's Note: News story was also covered in al-Ahrām, May 29, 2011; al-Misrī al-Yawm, May 29, 2011 and May 31, 2011; al-Yawm al-Sābi', May, 2011; and Rose al-Yūsuf, page 3, May 30, 2011, Rose al-Yūsuf mentioned that the case will be considered on June 29, 2011 instead of June 26, 2011 as the remaining reports.]

62. Presidential candidate Abū al-Futūh counts on support from salafists

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62. Presidential candidate Abū al-Futūh counts on support from salafists
Article pages: 
3
Date of source: 
May 26, 2011
Author: 
Hānī al-Wazīrī
Reviewer: 
Toon Bijnens
Article summary: 

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 said.

The potential alliance of Futūh with salafists forces seems somewhat awkward, considering that the presidential candidate is considered to be liberal by the standards of the MB, of which he is a long-time member.

Futūh's relatively liberal views conflict with those of the salafists on many points, such as the position of women and Christians in society.

He believes that Copts need a state of law, adding that he supports a unified law for building houses of worship, and holding any official accountable who discriminates against Copts. Meaning that if there is an opening position for a college dean, they cannot choose Muhammad over Jirjis because the latter is a Muslim.

[Reviewer's Note: News story was also mentioned in al-Yawm al-Sābi', May 26, 2011]

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53. Protecting Monastery of Sama‘ān al-Kharāz in al-Duwayqah

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53. Protecting Monastery of Sama‘ān al-Kharāz in al-Duwayqah
Article pages: 
10
Date of source: 
May 26, 2011
Author: 
Not mentioned
Article summary: 

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, 2011]

 

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