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Religion, Persia 1863, emphasizing spiritual unity of humankind.

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77. The Azhar shaykh states that “State Security has the right to subvert churches or mosques if they deviate from the right path”

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77. The Azhar shaykh states that “State Security has the right to subvert churches or mosques if they deviate from the right path”
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p. 14
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20-06-2007
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Hibah al-Sharqawi
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Fatimah Usamah
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al-Dustūr interviews the Azhar grand Imām, Shaykh Muḥammad Ṭanṭāwī, about whether his Fatwás are related to the ‘presidential’ statements.

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72. Michael Munir visits Cairo to activate the laymen’s demands

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72. Michael Munīr visits Cairo to activate the laymen’s demands
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p. 5
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23-06-2007
Author: 
Ala’ Hamzah
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Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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President of U.S. Copts Association [USCA] Michael Munīr will visit Cairo to continue his suspicious discussions about the persecution of Copts in Egypt.

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64. Michael Munir calls on America to save Copts

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64. Michael Munīr calls on America to save Copts
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p. 3
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01-06-2007
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Katia Saqqa
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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.

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26. “I asked the U.S. Committee on Religious Freedom to punish Muslims who attack Christians,” Michael Munir said

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26. “I asked the U.S. Committee on Religious Freedom to punish Muslims who attack Christians,” Michael Munīr said
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p. 23
Date of source: 
28-05-2007
Author: 
Shirin Rabi‘
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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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.

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9. Jamal al-Banna: new scholars are reactionaries and backward

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9. Jamāl al-Bannā: new scholars are reactionaries and backward
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p. 1
Date of source: 
29-05-2007
Author: 
Ashraf Abu al-Rish
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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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.

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49. Egyptians against discrimination

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49. Egyptians against discrimination
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p. 1
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13-05-2007
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Nadir Shukri
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The author highlights the discriminatory practices regarding Egyptian identity cards, and the problems of changing one’s religion therein.

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27. Shaykh ‘Ashur: “Egypt needs a unified law to build houses of worship

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27. Shaykh ‘Āshūr: “Egypt needs a unified law to build houses of worship
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p. 1
Date of source: 
15-05-2007
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Katia Saqqa
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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.

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45. Interpellation to the German government about “the persecution of the Baha’is in Egypt”

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45. Interpellation to the German government about “the persecution of the Bahā’īs in Egypt”
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p. 3
Date of source: 
06-04-2007
Author: 
Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khaliq Musahil
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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.

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41. The conference of minorities of the Middle East, Zurich

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41. The conference of minorities of the Middle East, Zurich
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28-03-2007
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Katia Saqqa
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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!

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34. American documentary film on ’’the suffering of the Baha’is’’ in Egypt and Iran

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34. American documentary film on ’’the suffering of the Bahā’īs’’ in Egypt and Iran
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p. 4
Date of source: 
02-04-2007
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Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khaliq Musahil
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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.

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