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Dr. Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, the Sheikh of Al-Azhar, described those claiming Copts are persecuted in Egypt as liars and their allegations have no logical basis.
Since the issue of the Ottoman decree known as the Hamayouni law in 1856 that concerns the building of churches, Christians have disagreed on whether this law is a blessing or a curse. The building of churches at that time equated mosque building with church building on condition that approval is received from the Sultan.
The Endowments Joint Committee that consists of representatives of the Egyptian-Coptic Endowment Authority has held a number of meetings and decided to return to the church a number of Coptic endowments that had been confiscated.
Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, who is currently in a US jail, has called for the end of all militant activities in Egypt carried out by Islamic groups and to completely disassociate themselves from the Saudi terrorist Usama Bin Laden. Other extremists leader, however, disagree.
Egyptian Minister of Endowments, Dr. Mohammed Hamdi Zakzouk has agreed on the immediate handing over of 93 feddans (acres) , and 3 yards to the Coptic endowments.
A discussion of whether or not it is necessary or acceptable to have an Islamic party.
An interview with Kees Hulsman.