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26. The church asserts that Amal of al-Mahallah is at a monastery in Jamasah

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26. The church asserts that Amal of al-Mahallah is at a monastery in Jamasah
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p. 16
Date of source: 
23-05-2008
Author: 
Muhammad Abu al-Dahab
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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Muhammad Abū al-Dahab reports on news that the Coptic girl of al-Mahallah, Amal Zakī Nasīm – who disappeared last August may be kept at St. Dimyana Monastery in Jamasah.

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37. The annual celebration of the Holy Family in Egypt: a tradition not excluded from the hard financial conditions of Egyptians

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37. The annual celebration of the Holy Family in Egypt: a tradition not excluded from the hard financial conditions of Egyptians
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01-06-2008
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Katia Saqqa
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The following lines provide a resume of the history of the celebration of the Holy Family celebrated annually in the Upper Egyptian village of Jabal al-Tayr. Moreover, the media shed light on the influence of the financial crisis in Egypt on the celebration.

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40. Seven Orthodox churches in al-Daqahliyah inform President Mubarak that they are freezing their membership in the NDP

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40. Seven Orthodox churches in al-Daqahlīyah inform President Mubārak that they are freezing their membership in the NDP
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p. 1
Date of source: 
21-03-2008
Author: 
Salih Ramadan
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Tamir Shukri
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The Diocese of al-Mansūrah, which contains seven churches, has complained about the NDP’s ignorance of its list of Coptic candidates for the upcoming local council elections.

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27. Exclusive, a dangerous study reveals the increasing number of Coptic prisoners in Egyptian prisons because of Pope Shenouda’s obstinacy in solving divorce-related problems and the collapse of Copts’ educational level

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27. Exclusive, a dangerous study reveals the increasing number of Coptic prisoners in Egyptian prisons because of Pope Shenouda’s obstinacy in solving divorce-related problems and the collapse of Copts’ educational level
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p. 11
Date of source: 
11-02-2008
Author: 
Shirin Rabi‘
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Dr. Hasanayn Kushk conducted a study that revealed the increasing number of Christian prisoners in Egyptian prisons. The study presents numbers and percentages and discusses the possible reasons behind them.

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21. Chairman of the Middle Eastern Christians Association: “These are the numbers of churches compared with those of mosques in all the Egyptian governorates; 6000 churches and 65000 mosques

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21. Chairman of the Middle Eastern Christians Association: “These are the numbers of churches compared with those of mosques in all the Egyptian governorates; 6000 churches and 65000 mosques
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p. 11
Date of source: 
29-10-2007
Author: 
Lotus Kiwan
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Middle East Christians Association issued statistics on the number of churches and mosques in Egypt.

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34. Considering it penetration of the Brotherhood into the party, State Security cancels the NDP’s invitation to ‘Amr Khalid

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34. Considering it penetration of the Brotherhood into the party, State Security cancels the NDP’s invitation to ‘Amr Khālid
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p. 1
Date of source: 
11-10-2007
Author: 
‘Ala’ al-Qahwaji
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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‘Alā’ al-Qahwajī reports on the surprising decision of State Security Investigation Department to cancel the National Democratic Party’s invitation to Muslim preacher ‘Amr Khālid to lead a religious seminar organized by the party.

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6. Kidnap or conversion

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6. Kidnap or conversion
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15-08-2007
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Katia Saqqa
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A new alleged forced disappearance of an 18-year-old Coptic lady sparks protests in Egypt. The woman’s family and a considerable number of Copts are carrying out sit-ins at the church. The family accuses security forces of carelessness. Rumors spread about her escape to marry a Muslim colleague.

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73. The Jihad Group’s “revisions;” are they marginalizing or integrating for cultural communities in Egypt?

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73. The Jihād Group’s “revisions;” are they marginalizing or integrating for cultural communities in Egypt?
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28-06-2007
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Katia Saqqa
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al-Aḥrār published a file about the three minorities in Egypt: Copts, Shī‘ah and Nubians. The file sheds light on the historic backgrounds and the current situations of these minorities. Nāhid al-Nibrāwī, editor of the file presents an observation of reality and viewpoints of minorities leading figures.

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16. Religious mottoes enflame the Shurá Council’s elections

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16. Religious mottoes enflame the Shūrá Council’s elections
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06-06-2007
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Tamir Shukri
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Days before the Shūrá Council elections, the electoral campaigns have witnessed heated battles between the candidates of the Muslim Brotherhood and the ruling National Democratic Party. Both struggling blocks have accused each other of violating the law and showing religious references on their electoral posters.

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4. Al-Sinbalawi girl’s mother: Bring me back my daughter

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4. Al-Sinbalāwī girl’s mother: Bring me back my daughter
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p. 8
Date of source: 
April, 21, 2007
Author: 
Ya&#x304;sir Nasr<SUP></SUP>
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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Rīhām Bilāl Sa‘īd is a Muslim young lady who disappeared from her family’s home in al-Daqahlīyah governorate. The family knew that their daughter married a Christian young man who was accused of kidnapping her and forcing her to convert to Christianity.

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