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58. The Shurá Council approves a project law that prevents demonstrations in houses of worship

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58. The Shūrá Council approves a project law that prevents demonstrations in houses of worship
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07-02-2008
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Katia Saqqa
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The Shūrá Council has approved a project law to prevent demonstrations in houses of worship. The majority of Egyptian political parties and authorities approved the decision, but certain people have expressed their opposition to it.

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5. Islamic anger toward Vatican pope’s disregard of dialogue

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5. Islamic anger toward Vatican pope’s disregard of dialogue
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p. 12
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26-10-2007
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Radwá Yunus
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The article discusses the invitation to dialogue, initiated by Muslim scholars, to bridge the gap between Muslims and Christians. Muslim scholars are disappointed with Pope Benedict XVI’s negative response to the initiative. The article refers to Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran’s statement in which he claimed that it is difficult to have a theological dialogue with Muslims.

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16. Anglican Azhar Dialogue Committee’s annual meeting calls on international society to take the necessary steps to prevent attacks on religious leaders. Deputy of the Azhar: dar al-harb cannot be used any longer

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16. Anglican Azhar Dialogue Committee’s annual meeting calls on international society to take the necessary steps to prevent attacks on religious leaders. Deputy of the Azhar: dār al-harb cannot be used any longer
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p. 4
Date of source: 
14-09-2007
Author: 
Muhammad Fathi
Reviewer: 
Radwá Yunus
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This article deals with some points discussed by the Anglican al-Azhar Dialogue Committee in London with focus on Shaykh Umar al-Dīb’s paper on Muslim minorities in the West.

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25. Malaysia suspends a newspaper over publishing an offensive image of Christ

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25. Malaysia suspends a newspaper over publishing an offensive image of Christ
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p. 1
Date of source: 
31-08-2007
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Tamir Shukri
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The Malaysian authorities have suspended the Tamil-language daily Makkal Osai newspaper for a month over publishing an offensive photo of Jesus Christ smoking a cigarette and holding a can of beer.

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20. The Azhar under-secretary traveled to Britain for the annual dialogue with Canterbury and opening the first Azhar institute in London

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20. The Azhar under-secretary traveled to Britain for the annual dialogue with Canterbury and opening the first Azhar institute in London
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p. 1
Date of source: 
31-08-2007
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Tamir Shukri
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The under-secretary of the Azhar Shaykh ‘Umar al-Dīn has headed for London to attend the annual meeting for the inter-faith dialogue between the Azhar and the Anglican Church in the U.K.

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11. Statements of a racist Dutch politician offending Islam raise anger of the Islamic communities in The Netherlands

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11. Statements of a racist Dutch politician offending Islam raise anger of the Islamic communities in The Netherlands
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p. 1
Date of source: 
31-08-2007
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Tamir Shukri
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Islamic communities in The Netherlands have expressed anger over the statements of the head of the Party for Freedom [PVV] Geert Wilders, who called for the ban of the Qur’ān in The Netherlands.

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12. The Azhar and the Church ask the Palestinian factions to unite

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12. The Azhar and the Church ask the Palestinian factions to unite
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p. 1
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February 6, 2003
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The grand imam and sheikh of Azhar, Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, and Pope Shenouda asked the Palestinian factions and the Palestinian people to unite in order to regain their stolen rights and have a free independent state.
This statements were made during a visit Pope Shenouda made to the Azhar to offer his greetings to Dr. Tantawi on the occasion of Eid El Adha or Greater Bairam.

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41. Religious satellite channels: Do they serve religion or defame it?

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41. Religious satellite channels: Do they serve religion or defame it?
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p. 2
Date of source: 
06-07-2007
Author: 
Iman ‘Ubayd
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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Īmān ‘Ubayd examines the negative impact of the large number of Islamic satellite channels on Muslim viewers as they present different teachings and cause confusion among simple viewers. ‘Ubayd reports on the statements of Muslim scholars on this issue.

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26. Ministry of Endowments: The unified call to prayer plan will not stop

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26. Ministry of Endowments: The unified call to prayer plan will not stop
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p. 3
Date of source: 
06-07-2007
Author: 
Hibah ‘Abd al-Mun‘im
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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The People’s Assembly Religious Committee rejects the unified call to prayer plan and recommends directing its funds to solve social problems.

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