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46. AWR Daily Overview, March 10, 2012: Islamists shrug off candidates' promises to have Coptic VP

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46. AWR Daily Overview, March 10, 2012: Islamists shrug off candidates' promises to have Coptic VP
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March 10, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Islamist political powers rejected presidential candidates' talk about the possibility of appointing a Christian VP and considered it as irrelevant "electoral publicity stunts," adding the candidates will not be able to fulfill their pledges simply because the majority would not remain silent over this. [Hind Ahmad, al-Misryūn, March 10, p. 4] Read text in Arabic

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48. The first priest to teach Arabic at the Faculty of Humanities. Rif‘at Fathi: there is no law that keeps Copts from studying the Arabic language

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48. The first priest to teach Arabic at the Faculty of Humanities. Rif‘at Fathī: there is no law that keeps Copts from studying the Arabic language
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p. 10
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04-05-2008
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Robier al-Faris
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Carlos Saqqa
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The article includes an interview with Rif‘at Fathī, a priest, who tended to study Arabic at college. He expressed his love of Arabic and asserted the importance of the Arabic and Christian heritages as he described his subtle experience.

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9. Background on the Monastery of Abu Fanah

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9. Background on the Monastery of Abu Fanah
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30-07-2008
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Drs. Cornelis Hulsman
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Arab-West Report presented a text for Wikipedia on the background of Abu Fana.

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14. Conflict over land result in a massacre between two Egyptian families

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14. Conflict over land result in a massacre between two Egyptian families
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05-07-2008
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Katia Saqqa
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A conflict between two families over installing an irrigation water pipe through the land of al-Barbarī developed to a horrible massacre where children, women and people of all ages were shot and burnt.

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14. Terrorist cell, in solidarity with Iraq and Palestine, bomb Al-Azhar area

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14. Terrorist cell, in solidarity with Iraq and Palestine, bomb Al-Azhar area
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‘Amr al-Misri
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A statement from the Ministry of Interior said that Hasan Ra’fat Bashandī, who carried out the suicide bombing of Jawhar al-Qā’id Street in the al-Azhar area, was just a member of a four-man terrorist cell. That cell recruited and trained him and prepared the home-made explosive device used in the attack that claimed the lives of two French and American tourists and wounded many others.

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66. Urgent appeal to amend article two of the Constitution

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66. Urgent appeal to amend article two of the Constitution
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p. 2
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11-03-2007
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Tamir Shukri
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The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies [CIHRS] has sent an appeal to the president of the republic and the speakers of both houses of Parliament called to amend article two of the Constitution that states that Islam is the religion of the state and Islamic Sharī‘ah is the main source of legislation.

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5. Father accepts his daughter’s conversion to Islam if she returns home

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5. Father accepts his daughter’s conversion to Islam if she returns home
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p. 19
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08-05-2006
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Elizabeth Yell
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The father of a Christian girl who disappeared from her home with a Muslim boy states that

he will accept her marriage or conversion, if she has chosen of her own free will, but he believes that she

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have been brainwashed.

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