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4. Too horrendous a crime

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4. Too horrendous a crime
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p. 1
Date of source: 
29-06-2008
Author: 
Robeir al-Faris
Media coverage of the Ab&#363 F&#257n&#257 incidents and other issues with Muslim-Christian relations
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The author compares various media treatments of the Abu Fana incidents and other recent issues in Muslim-Christian relations. He asserts that the media treatment of the incidents was insufficient and influenced by the government.

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4. Attacks against the Coptic Orthodox Monastery of Abu Fana [2]

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4. Attacks against the Coptic Orthodox Monastery of Abū Fānā [2]
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June 14-20
Author: 
Katia Saqqa
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While the uproar in the wake of the first attack against the Abū Fānā monastery continues, monks were again attacked and stoned by people from the tribal communities. Heated discussions and debates on the issue are still being reported in the media. Muslims accuse the monks of killing a young man and the church has presented a list of six urgent demands to President Husnī Mubārak.

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30. Critics of the amendments to the 1938 statute say it will encourage the manipulation of religions

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30. Critics of the amendments to the 1938 statute say it will encourage the manipulation of religions
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El Torjoman International
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The amendments to the 1938 statute are being debated by the Christian denominations in Egypt. While the State Council's deputy chairman said that it contains points that violate the law, others such as Coptic thinker Kamāl Zākhir believes that it will encourage Christians to convert to Islam.

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19. Secrets of fitnah between students in the university dorms in Minya

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19. Secrets of fitnah between students in the university dorms in Minyā
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p. 16
Date of source: 
26-05-2008
Author: 
Fadi Imil, Nada Muhammad ‘Ali
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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Fādī Imīl and Nadā Muhammad ‘Alī report on sectarian incidents in Egypt.

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18. Religious discrimination among members of Egyptians against discrimination group

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18. Religious discrimination among members of Egyptians against discrimination group
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p. 16
Date of source: 
26-05-2008
Author: 
Ahmad ‘Abd al-Jalil
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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Ahmad ‘Abd al-Jalīl writes about religious discrimination among members of the Misryūn Dhid al-Ta‘asub [Egyptians against discrimination] group.

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19. The pope’s vestments; an insult to the grand imam

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19. The pope’s vestments; an insult to the grand imām
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p.8-9, 23
Date of source: 
19-05-2008
Author: 
Katia Saqqa
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Almost a year ago, al-Fajr newspaper published an edited photo of the Grand Imām of the Azhar, Shaykh Sayyid Tantāwī, which depicted him wearing the garments of the Catholic Pope and holding his scepter. The grand imām considered the depiction insulting and filed a claim against the newspaper’s editor-in-chief and the journalist in whose article the photo was published. Christians considered the claim to be be an offense against Christianity, since the grand imām considered the cross and the religious vestments of the pope an insulting sign.

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81. 'Tantawi’s lawsuit against ‘Adil Hamudah is the beginning of sectarian sedition,' observers say

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81. 'Tantāwī’s lawsuit against ‘Adil Hamūdah is the beginning of sectarian sedition,' observers say
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p. 8
Date of source: 
15-05-2008
Author: 
Husam Hindi
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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Husām Hindī comments on the Grand Imām’s reaction to al-Dustūr’s cartoons depicting him as the Catholic Pope.

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56. Withdrawing the driving license of a microbus driver who refuses to drive unveiled women

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56. Withdrawing the driving license of a microbus driver who refuses to drive unveiled women
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p. 6
Date of source: 
05-05-2008
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Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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A microbus driver was excluded from a bus stations in Cairo because he refuses to drive women who are not veiled or wearing the niqāb.

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40. A movie presenting Jesus from an Islamic point of view angers the Coptic Orthodox Church [1]

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40. A movie presenting Jesus from an Islamic point of view angers the Coptic Orthodox Church [1]
Date of source: 
05-05-2008
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Katia Saqqa
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A Syrian director is intending to realize a movie about Jesus Christ as depicted in the Qur’ān. Muslim and Christian religious institutions in Egypt refused the movie. The Azhar usually rejects depicting prophets in the cinema and Pope Shenouda called on Syrian President Bashshār al-Assad to intervene and stop the movie. The following lines provide arguments about the movie and sheds light on an interview that was conducted with its director.

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35. For the first time over the last three years, the National Democratic Party is absent from the Easter celebration

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35. For the first time over the last three years, the National Democratic Party is absent from the Easter celebration
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p. 2
Date of source: 
05-05-2008
Author: 
Tamir Salah al-Din
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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Representatives of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood at the People’s Assembly and leadership of the ruling National Democratic Party absented from Easter celebrations in Alexandria. Depute Mahmūd ‘Atīyah of the group justified the absence by the different occupations his comrades had.

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