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Jirjis Hilmī ‘Āzir discusses the thorny issue of Egyptian Christians converting to Islam.
Despite the prohibition of around 100 key members of the Muslim Brotherhood from participating in the parliamentary elections, the organization still hopes to present 200 candidates, including 10 women.
Over 200 Muslim Brotherhood candidates will run for parliament in several Egyptian governorates, said Muslim Brotherhood’s Deputy Supreme Guide, Dr. Muhammad Habīb.
The Giza Prosecution started to investigate the notification of the Egyptian Anti-Torture Organization concerning the detention and torture of some of the inhabitants of the village of Tersa in Giza at the hands of the police.
Watani’s editorial on 24 April dealt with the not – so – uncommon ‘ error’ committed by civil register officials, when they register Christian citizens in the new computerized official documents as Muslims, then penalize the victims of the errors by sending them on arduous wild- goose errands to prove they are Christian
Tomorrow the Giza Primary Court will start looking into the case of the troubling acts that took place last November in Garza village, south of Ayyat in the Giza Governorate. A number of Muslim villagers are accused of taking over the possession of their Christian neighbors, causing damages and sabotage, and terrorizing them.
The security department of the Ministry of the Interior has cast light on the phenomenon of posters with Islamic or Christian symbols or quotes encouraging religious fanaticism.
Today’s complaint concerns the by – now- famous ridiculous error committed by civil register clerks who register Christian citizens as “ Muslim” in official identification documents. This usually occurs in the case of the new computerized ID cards and birth certificates.
The article is an
overview of a book titled “Christians versus Muslims in Modern Egypt: The Century-Long Struggle
for Coptic Equality” by S. S. Hasan describes herself as a nominal Muslim woman, and agnostic.
The Egyptian authorities accused the Muslim Brotherhood of sending some members to receive training on arms in the framework of the group’s effort to overthrow the government by force. The authorities closed down 20 commercial and economic enterprises owned by the group, after they [the authorities] judged these enterprises to be a source of funding for the group’s activities.