Religion, Persia 1863, emphasizing spiritual unity of humankind.
al-Dustūr interviews the Azhar grand Imām, Shaykh Muḥammad Ṭanṭāwī, about whether his Fatwás are related to the ‘presidential’ statements.
President of U.S. Copts Association [USCA] Michael Munīr will visit Cairo to continue his suspicious discussions about the persecution of Copts in Egypt.
Michael Munīr made a declaration before the U.S. Congress accusing the Egyptian government of turning a blind eye to the increasing aggression against Copts in Egypt. He also criticized the “penetration” of the Muslim Brotherhood in all the governmental and security institutions in Egypt.
Michael Munīr comments on religious discrimination in Egypt. He asserted that he would not rest until he makes sure that the Egyptian government would take action against discrimination of Christians. He also pointed out that he testified against Egypt when the committee asked him about images of prejudice against Christians and Bahā’īs in Egypt.
Jamāl al-Banna forcefully attacked new scholars accusing them of reactionary and backwardness for their incorrect understanding of Qur’ānic texts, at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s dialogue forum.
The author highlights the discriminatory practices regarding Egyptian identity cards, and the problems of changing one’s religion therein.
During the Egyptian Association for Dialogue’s conference, Muslim scholars welcomed decreeing a law to organize the construction of houses of worship using equal standards in Egypt.
A group of members of German Parliament [Bundestag] have addressed an interpellation to the Federal Government on the human rights situation and persecution of the Bahā’īs in Egypt.
The minorities’ conference was held in Zurich, Switzerland from March 24 to 26, 2007. The conference, attended by representatives of about ten minorities groups in the Middle East, came out with a final declaration of the foundation of an organization for defending women and minorities in the Middle East. The controversial conference was attended by a majority of figures who belonged to the opposition of their countries. A Jewish rabbi aroused reservation of the attendees by his controversial statements about the “Hebrew state” being “abused” by the Arab and Muslim surrounding majority!
The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahā’īs of the United States has filmed a new documentary about the persecution of Bahā’īs in Egypt and Iran.