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44. American Director Muhammad al-Qāsim: We Need More Than One Film to Confront Racism

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44. American Director Muhammad al-Qāsim: We Need More Than One Film to Confront Racism
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December 6, 2010
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Muhammad Fathī ‘Abd al-Maqsūd
Reviewer: 
Ahmad al-Ghazūlī
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American director Muhammad al-Qāsim recently won an award at the recent Cairo International Film Festival for his film, "A Muslim," which discusses discrimination against United States Muslims.

Al-Qāsim is currently looking for a distributor for the film. He called upon film makers to make more films like his so that the American population will know more about the truth of Islam.

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73. Virgin Mary Movie Just an Illusion

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73. Virgin Mary Movie Just an Illusion
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December 30, 2010
Author: 
Ahmad Jum‘ah
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Diana Ghali
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An official source at the Islamic Research Academy said that the Virgin Mary movie is just an illusion, saying that the Azhar did not receive any script for a movie involving Virgin Mary. However, he added that the rule of not portraying prophets in movies is applicable in that case, because the Virgin Mary is the mother of Jesus, whom Islam regards as a prophet.

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56. We Reject the Stirring of <i>Fitnah</i>

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56. We Reject the Stirring of <i>Fitnah</i>
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December 29, 2010
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Ahmad ‘Abd al-Rahmān Tāyi'
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Ahmad ‘Abd al-Rahmān Tāyi' condemns the statements made by Dr. ‘Isām al-‘Iryān, the head of the Muslim Brotherhood political office, threatening that the Muslim Brotherhood is going to organize protests in large numbers against the recent parliament elections.

Tāyi' asks what the group accomplished for the people when they made gains in the parliament during the 2005 elections. And why, Tāyi' asks, do they always use illegal, un-democratic, and violent means?

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49. Other Headlines for December 28, 2010

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49. Other Headlines for December 28, 2010
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December 28, 2010
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Headline: Promotional Campaign for "Ground Zero Mosque"
Source: al-Ahrām
Page: 3
Author: Not mentioned
Keywords: New York City, United States of America

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Headline: We Are Facing the Most Serious Disruption and Fitnah Campaigns, Says Grand Imām
Source: ‘Aqīdatī
Page: 1
Author: Mūsá Hāl
Keywords: Fitnah

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Headline: Majdī ‘Ashūr asks Brotherhood to Tolerate Opposing Opinions and End Conflict with Security
Source: al-Misrī al-Yawm
Page: 8
Author: Munīr Adīb and Hānī al-Wazīrī
Keywords: Muslim Brotherhood

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Headline: Jum‘ah Warns of Chaos of Issuing Fatwás
Source: al-Jumhūriyyah
Page: 8
Author: Not mentioned
Keywords: Fatwás, ‘Alī Jum‘ah

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Headline: Brotherhood: ‘Izz Suffers from Complex
Source: al-Dustūr
Page: 1
Author: Husām al-Suwayfī
Keywords: Muslim Brotherhood, Ahmad ‘Izz al-Dī

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Headline: Emptying Iraq of Christians
Source: Al-Hayāh
Page: 1
Author: Bīsan al-Shaykh
Keywords: Iraq, Sayyidat al-Najāh

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Headline: Christian Campaign Against Mount Lebanon Muftī Condemning Statements that Attack Maronite Patriarch
Source: al-Sharq al-Awsat
Page: 7
Author: Layāl Abū Rihāl
Keywords: Muftī, Maronite Church, Lebanon

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28. Evangelical Seminar: Protecting Doctrine and Fighting Demagogic Religiosity Are First Steps for Citizenship

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28. Evangelical Seminar: Protecting Doctrine and Fighting Demagogic Religiosity Are First Steps for Citizenship
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December 26, 2010
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The Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services recently organized a seminar entitled "Dialogue, not Rivalry." The event was attended by many intellectuals and journalists.

The seminar mainly dealt with overcoming the increasingly hostile tone between Egypt's Christian and Muslim communities.

The conference suggested improving this by establishing a pact that states the rights of citizenship, emphasizing that moral standards are often missing from today's social dialogue.

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27. Church Source: Pope Didn't Receive Dialysis Treatment

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27. Church Source: Pope Didn't Receive Dialysis Treatment
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December 26, 2010
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Pope Shenouda's apology for not attending Nabīl Lūqā Bibāwī's PhD defense is generating controversy.

Explanation of the apology has varied. Some say that he did not attend for health reasons; others say that it was a statement of dissatisfaction at the recent ‘Umrāniyyah church incidents.

Regarding the the Pope's health condition, Archpriest Sergius Sergius denied that the Pope has recently received kidney dialysis treatment.

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26. Who is the Coptic Thinker?

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26. Who is the Coptic Thinker?
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December 26, 2010
Author: 
Mājid Fāyiz
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In this article, Mājid Fāyiz expounds on the idea of the "Coptic thinker."

She says that one is not an intellectual simply because of a diploma from the Coptic Orthodox Theological Seminary.

One also must know about about other religions and groups, the history of the Coptic Orthodox Church, the different synods that have taken place, various heresies the church has faced, as well as the different political, social, and economic crises with which the church has had to deal.

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24. Pope Makarius and the Personal Status Law

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24. Pope Makarius and the Personal Status Law
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December 26, 2010
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Sharīf Nabīh
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This article discusses Pope Makarius III, the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch from 1942-1944, who led the first Holy Synod.

Nabīh mentions that many important decisions were made as a result of the synod, including the permitting of divorces only in the case of adultery; the other was proposing a personal status law.

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23. Catholics Celebrate Christmas Under Tight Security Measures

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23. Catholics Celebrate Christmas Under Tight Security Measures
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December 26, 2010
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‘Imād Khalīl
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The Catholic and Episcopal churches in Egypt, along with other Western churches, celebrated Christmas on Saturday under tight security measures because of threats from al-Qā‘idah.

President Husnī Mubārak sent several representatives to attend the Catholic mass, passing on his greetings.

Muhammad al-Barād‘i, head of the National Front for Change, sent his greeting to Christians via Twitter, calling on both Muslims and Christians to work together for the sake of Egypt.

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78. Other Headlines for December 23, 2010

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78. Other Headlines for December 23, 2010
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December 23, 2010
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Headline: Fatwá Shedding al-Barād‘ī’s Blood: Egypt is under the Rule of Law, and We are Not in the Jāhilīyah Age
Source: Rose al-Yūsuf
Pages: 20
Author: Karam Jabr
Keywords: al-Barād‘ī

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Headline: Economic Relations between the Islamic World and the West [in the Middle Ages]
Source: Al-Jumhūrīyah
Pages: 8
Author: Khālid ‘Azab
Keywords: Mamelukes

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Headline: Pope Shenouda At his Weekly Sermon: Only God Knows the End of the World (and it is not 2012)
Source: Al-Ahrām
Pages: 8
Author: Ashraf Sādiq
Keywords: Pope Shenouda III

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Headline: Al-Qā‘idah Renews Threats to Target Christians; Church Says It Doesn't Heed Threats
Source: Al-Misrī al-Yawm
Pages: 3
Author: ‘Imād Khalīl
Keywords: al-Qā‘idah

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Headline: Muftī: I Did not Say Egyptians’ Divorce Did not Happen [Because of the Colloquial Accent]
Source: Al-Jumhūrīyah
Pages: 3
Author: Farīd Ibrāhīm
Keywords: Muftī, divorce

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Headline: British Book Calls on West to Deal with the Brotherhood despite their Controversy they Arouse
Source: Al-Dustūr
Pages: 3
Author: Hajir Dusūqī
Keywords: Muslim Brotherhood

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Headline: Pope Suddenly Absent from Bibāwī’s Dissertation Discussion
Source: Rose al-Yūsuf
Pages: 5
Author: Michael ‘Ādil
Keywords: Pope Shenouda III

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Headline: Mosul, Bosra Christians Join Kirkūk Brethren in Canceling Christmas Celebrations
Source: Al-Sharq al-Awsaṭ
Pages: 8
Author: None Mentioned
Keywords: Christmas

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Headline: Muslims pre-Azhar State was better
Source: Al-Ahrār
Pages: 5
Author: Muhammad Abd al-Shakūr
Keywords: Azhar

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