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6. Did the Copts cooperate with the Zionist lobby to issue an American law that punishes Egypt

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6. Did the Copts cooperate with the Zionist lobby to issue an American law that punishes Egypt
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April 30, 1998
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Mahmud al-‘Isawi
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Radio Monte Carlo broadcasted an episode of its program Hot Circuit to discuss the relationship between the American draft law on religious persecution and the emigrated Copts.

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4. Preachers do not know Sham Al-Nessim and colored eggs

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4. Preachers do not know Sham Al-Nessim and colored eggs
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May 6, 1998
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Majdi Hasanayn
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A preacher forbids the celebration of Egypt’s most popular feast.

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11. Coptic arts on Nile

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11. Coptic arts on Nile
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April 27, 1998
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Pope Shenouda opened in Austria an exhibit on Coptic art.

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10. Restoration for two Islamic landmarks

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10. Restoration for two Islamic landmarks
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April 27, 1998
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The old Islamic houses in Cairo dating from the 17th and 18th century are restored.

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9. Copts.. the reality.. the solution

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9. Copts.. the reality.. the solution
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April 26, 1998
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Thirty Egyptian intellectuals personalize
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Watani, a paper owned by Copts which has always advocated Coptic issues, denounces the proposed American Freedom of Religious Persecution Act.
" The use of the terms ’persecution’ and ’racial discrimination’ are very far from the reality of Copts" the paper writes which doesn’t mean there are injustices. " We monitor all this like we monitor all that that poisoned atmosphere produces, which is later used by the extremists to violate the properties and lives of Copts."

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8. The battle of the Bishop and the priest in Assiut

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8. The battle of the Bishop and the priest in Assiut
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April 27, 1998
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Usamah Salamah
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Rose el-Yousef describes the conflict between a Coptic Orthodox bishop and the people of a village in his diocese who wanted him to consecrate the son of the village priest as priest which the bishop refused. The Pope responded by taking this village and two other villages away from his diocese.

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7. Sham Al-Nessim is an Islamic holiday

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7. Sham Al-Nessim is an Islamic holiday
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April 29, 1998
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al-Hamzah Di‘bis
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Some Muslims do not like to see the link between Sham en-Nessim and Easter, the Christian feast of the resurrection of Jesus Christ which is denied in Islam.

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6. Report on the Persecution of Christians by the Council of Churches of the City of New York after its Visit to Egypt

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6. Report on the Persecution of Christians by the Council of Churches of the City of New York after its Visit to Egypt
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March 25, 1998
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The Council of Churches of the City of New York
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Because of the attack of Selim Naguib, the RNSAW included the full text of the Report of the Council of Churches which concludes "It does not appear that the national government condones any acts of persecution of the Christian minority in Egypt." But " This is not to say that there is no persecution or discrimination in Egypt. No nation on earth can lay claim to that distinction."

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5. Innocent questions concerning the Copts of Egypt

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5. Innocent questions concerning the Copts of Egypt
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April 11, 1998
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Salim Najib
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Author Selim Naguib, president of the Canadian Coptic Association, attacks the report of the New York Council of Churches. The article caused this issue of Al-Hayat to be banned in Egypt.

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4. Pope Shenouda: The West only defends its interests

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4. Pope Shenouda: The West only defends its interests
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April 29, 1998
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Pope Shenouda speaks again out against Western interference in Egypt. Those who attempt in their ignorance to prevent the aid to Egypt should know that this does not affect only the Muslims but also the Christian Egyptians. Their behavior shows a lack of understanding and wisdom and political vision.

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