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30. Fitnah tā'ifīyah outcome of injustice, absence of social justice..Muslim, Copt are victims of corruption

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30. Fitnah tā'ifīyah outcome of injustice, absence of social justice..Muslim, Copt are victims of corruption
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May 31, 2011
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Muhammad Hāfiz and Ahmad Jamāl al-Dīn
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Diana Ghali
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Hamdīn Sabāhī, potential presidential candidate, said that he will keep the second article in the constitution without cancelation or amendment, for two main reasons: one of them is that it is the country's identity, Islamic culture is what he was raised by. The second reason is that a constitution is not about one article but a group of articles formed together, this constitution have to provide the right of Copts to draft their own personal status law.

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29. Church demands Cabinet to present it with worship houses law, refuses financial supervision

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29. Church demands Cabinet to present it with worship houses law, refuses financial supervision
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May 31, 2011
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Rajab Ramadān and 'Imād Khalīl
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Diana Ghali
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The Coptic Orthodox Church had demanded from the Cabinet to present it with the Unified Law for Building Houses of Worship.

A church source assured that the cathedral refuses the idea of financial supervision of the church, because the church does not get donations from the State but from individual Copts.

The source also demanded the issuance of the personal status law for non-Muslims, specially that it is ready and agreed upon by the three Coptic denominations.

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25. Human rights center urges retrial of 'Ayn Shams church defendants

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25. Human rights center urges retrial of 'Ayn Shams church defendants
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May 29, 2011
Author: 
Hānī Samīr
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‘Amr al-Misrī
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The Egyptian center for human rights called for retrying the defendants involved in the 'Ayn Shams church incidents before civil courts after military courts sentenced three Copts to imprisonment terms.

Considering the tough circumstances the country is going through, defendants need to stand before civil courts so that their rights are preserved, according to the center in a statement on Saturday, May 28, 2011.

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24. Female Muslim preacher calls for Azharite center to spread moderation

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24. Female Muslim preacher calls for Azharite center to spread moderation
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May 29, 2011
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Wā'il Fāyīz
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‘Amr al-Misrī
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Hudá al-Kāshif, a female Muslim preacher, called in a study for activating the Azhar's role to strengthen citizenship and confront sectarian troubles that "only aim to devastate the nation and sow division among the people."

Kāshif, who is also a member of the Scientific Academy for Qur'ān and Sunnah Research, appealed to Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb to set up Azharite centers in and outside Egypt so as to spread moderation, tolerance and peaceful coexistence.

She termed recent developments in Egypt as "intellectual terrorism based on ill ideologies that have nothing to do with Islam or Christianity."

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21. Salafists: We won't give up applying hadds, refuse secularists' democracy

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21. Salafists: We won't give up applying hadds, refuse secularists' democracy
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May 30, 2011
Author: 
Mahmūd Sharīf
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Diana Ghali
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 'Abd al-Mun'im Shahāt, spokesperson of salafī-hardline, said that salafists refuse non-religious-democracy, pointing out that they will not give up applying hadds, as it is mentioned in Sunnah

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66. State Security prosecution launches investigation into Imbābah culprits

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66. State Security prosecution launches investigation into Imbābah culprits
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May 27, 2011
Author: 
Subhī 'Abd al-Salām and Nadá Hamdī
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Diana Ghali
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The military court issued a decision to freeze imprisoning 'Abīr Fakhrī, Imbābah sedition-monger. They will reconsider her sentence on June 9, 2011.

The State Security prosecution is investigating the incidents in Imbābah. On a different note, the State Security prosecution is considering the clashes which erupted in November 2010  between State Security men and Copts in al-'Umrānīyah district.

The military prosecution decided to release 20 of the culprits in Imbābah and renew the imprisonment of 7.

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5. Brotherhood inaugurate campaign to improve image, fawning over army, Copts

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5. Brotherhood inaugurate campaign to improve image, fawning over army, Copts
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May 29, 2011
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'Abd al-Rahmān Abū 'Ūf and Mahmūd al-Misrī
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The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) held a public conference on May 28, 2011, in Shubrā al-Khaymah, to improve their image after they missed the second revolution of anger on Friday, May 27, 2011.

Dr. Muhammad al-Biltājī fawned over Copts, assuring the MB's commitment to defend them.

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4. I'm leftist Muslim, not communist..Civil state doesn't mean vice, says Dr. Muhammad Ghunaym

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4. I'm leftist Muslim, not communist..Civil state doesn't mean vice, says Dr. Muhammad Ghunaym
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May 29, 2011
Author: 
Sālih Ramadān
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Diana Ghali
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Dr. Muhammad Ghunaym, coordinator of National Front for Change in Dakahlia, said that he respect the Muslim Brotherhood and political parties but he asks them to respect other political movements and not to use religion to eliminate others. He added that Islam allows one to be a Muslim but with different political ideologies, pointing to himself as an example, noting he is a leftist Muslim not a communist.

 

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3. Military Judiciary refers 'Abīr to State Security Court

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3. Military Judiciary refers 'Abīr to State Security Court
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May 29, 2011
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Subhī 'Abd al-Salām
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Diana Ghali
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The Military Judiciary decided on May 28, 2011, to refer 'Abīr Fakhrī Tal'at, sedition-monger in Imbābah, with all other culprits, to the Supreme State Security Court.

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75. Islam rejects religious state, civil state has religion, says 'Amr Khālid

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75. Islam rejects religious state, civil state has religion, says 'Amr Khālid
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May 15, 2011
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Michael Fāris
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Diana Ghali
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 'Amr Khālid, Islamic preacher, said that Islam rejects the religious state because it makes a person holy and talks on behalf of Allah, which is rejected both religiously and politically.

In a European Union of Coptic Organizations for Human Rights conference, Khālid rejected using religion in politics because it influences the emotion of a person and force him to make something against his will.

He clarified that the civil state is not against religion, and that love, honesty and forgiveness are the basis of a civil state.

 

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