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58. Commanding virtue and banning vice?

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58. Commanding virtue and banning vice?
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August 25, 2012
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Yūsuf Sidhum
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Al-Amr bil-Maarouf wal-Nahy an al-Munkar (AMNM), literally Commanding Virtue and Banning Vice, is the vice police Egyptians used to hear of in the more conservative Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia. Dressed in Islamic garb, its members roam the streets to check passers-by are adhering to the norms of Islamic propriety. If they see someone 'incidentally' dresses, or a man or woman too close to each other for Islamic comfort, they directly intervene. They begin with offering advice then, if unheeded, threats and if these do not bring about the desired result, resort to the more ominous physical assault. 

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31. AWR Daily Overview, August 20, 2012: Preacher accuses Clinton of driving wedge between Muslims, Copts

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31. AWR Daily Overview, August 20, 2012: Preacher accuses Clinton of driving wedge between Muslims, Copts
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August 20, 2012
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Diana Maher Ghali
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Shaykh Ahmad al-Mahallāwī, an Islamic preacher who was in prison during late President Anwar al-Sādāt's time, lashed out at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and accused her of driving a wedge between Muslims and Copts. He made the remarks after Clinton’s statements that the United States will assess President Muhammad Mursī based on his way of dealing with the Christian minority in his country. [Author not mentioned, al-Ahrām, August 20, p. 5]  Read original text in Arabic

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48. AWR Daily Overview, August 2, 2012: Dahshūr residents attempt to attack church, leaving 15 injured, 5 houses burnt, 3 cars smashed

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48. AWR Daily Overview, August 2, 2012: Dahshūr residents attempt to attack church, leaving 15 injured, 5 houses burnt, 3 cars smashed
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August 2, 2012
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Diana Maher Ghali
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Clashes erupted Wednesday (August 1, 2012) between Muslims and Christians in the village of Dahshūr, al-Badrashīn, Giza governorate, after a Muslim was killed by a Christian makwagī (a man ironing clothes in a shop in Egypt for a living) two weeks ago (July 26, 2012).

Mu’āz Muhammad breathed his last on July 31, five days after the clashes, at al-Qasr al-‘Aynī Hospital. Angry Muslim local residents attacked Christians’ houses, burned a warehouse of mineral water and alcohol, and attacked workers and guards inside, leaving 15 wounded. [Muhammad Shūmān, al-Ahrām, August 2, 2012, p. 12] Read original text in Arabic

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33. AWR Daily Overview, August 1, 2012: Prosecution accuses 4 with premeditated murder, death of victim of Dahshūr

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33. AWR Daily Overview, August 1, 2012: Prosecution accuse 4 with premeditated murder, death of victim of Dahshūr
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August 1, 2012
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Diana Maher Ghali
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Mu’āz Muhammad breathed his last breath affected by his wounds after a dispute broke out between a Coptic ironing man and a Muslim client in which Mu’āz was hit by a Molotov Cocktail passing by the area coincidently. [Ahmad ‘Abdullah and Muhammad al-Bahrāwī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, August 1, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic

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19. Memories of ‘Egyptian’ Ramadān!

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19. Memories of ‘Egyptian’ Ramadān!
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July 24, 2012
Author: 
Hānī Labīb
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Hanī Labīb Ishāq
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Does the holy month of Ramadān differ this year from previous years?!

This is a question one of my old friends asked me. When I inquired about the reason for asking the question in this way, he answered that he feels that the features and ‘flavor’ of Ramadan have changed as other things have changed in Egypt these days.

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41. AWR Daily Overview, June 14, 2012: Military police, intelligence authorized to arrest civilians

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41. AWR Daily Overview, June 14, 2012: Military police, intelligence authorized to arrest civilians
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June 14, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Days after a law banning trial of civilians before military courts was passed, Egypt's Justice Minister ‘Ādil ‘Abd al-Hamīd on Wednesday (June 13) gave the country's military police and intelligence agents the right to arrest civilians over wide range of suspected crimes. [Samar al-Jamal, ‘Alyā’ Hāmid and Mustafá ‘Īd, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, June 14, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic

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25. Islamic Jihād leader warns of Mursī victory, calling Muslim Brotherhood worse than Iran's Shī'ah

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25. Islamic Jihād leader warns of Mursī victory, calling Muslim Brotherhood worse than Iran's Shī'ah
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June 13
Author: 
Hānī 'Uthmān
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Fidel Bartholdy
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The Islamic Jihād leader Yāsir Sa'd announced that a number of Islamic Jīhad members support presidential hopeful Ahmad Shafīq, former Prime Minister, in the coming presidential elections.

He said that voters have a choice between a civil state represented by Shafīq and a religious state represented by his rival Muhammad Mursī, the Freedom and Justice Party's candidate.

Moreover, Sa'd warned that giving power to the MB would mean abandonement of the principle of separation of powers and the handover of power to the MB's Supreme Guide.

"The MB is more dangerous than Shī'ah rule in Iran, because they would rule without fiqh (knowledge),” says Sa'd. "Whoever opposes them would be  religiously charged as a 'sinner' rather than just a political opponent."

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29. AWR Daily Overview, June 7, 2012: Christian VP is against sharī’ah, senior Salafist warns MB

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29. AWR Daily Overview, June 7, 2012: Christian VP is against sharī’ah, senior Salafist warns MB
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June 7, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī, the deputy leader of the al-Da’wah al-Salafīyah group, said the appointment of a Copt as vice president runs counter to the sharī’ah because a vice president could represent the head of state in many of his powers, adding the president’s faith must be compatible with the state’s official religion in the constitution. [Mahmūd Muharram, Rose al-Yūsuf newspaper, June 7, p. 1] Read text in Arabic

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72. Brotherhood Faces Both Ways as Egypt Votes for President

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72. Brotherhood Faces Both Ways as Egypt Votes for President
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May 28, 2012
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Jayson Casper
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18. AWR Daily Overview, May 28, 2012: Copts fend off alleged instructions for voting

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18. AWR Daily Overview, May 28, 2012: Copts fend off alleged instructions for voting
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May 28, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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The Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria said Copts’ votes went to Ahmad Shafīq, Hamdīn Sabbāhī and ‘Amr Mūsá, dismissing claims the church instructed its congregation to vote for a certain candidate. [Rajab Ramadān, al-Misrī al-Yawm, May 28, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic

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