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12. The defrocked priest Andrāwis ‘Azīz: Naj‘ Hammādī’s killed [people] are not martyrs, as Pope Shenouda said

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The defrocked priest Andrāwis ‘Azīz: Naj‘ Hammādī’s killed [people] are not martyrs, as Pope Shenouda said
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11
Date of source: 
May 29, 2010
Author: 
Ridā Tāhir & Jamāl George
Reviewer: 
Han&#299 Lab&#299b Ish&#257q
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The article casts light on a recent book entitled ‘al-Kanīsah wa al-Sīyāsah’ [Church and Politics] by the defrocked Orthodox priest, Andrāwis ‘Azīz.
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52. Abu Yehia aids daughter of famous Asyut Protestant Priest in converting to Islam, then returns her to husband

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Abu Yehia aids daughter of famous Assyut Protestant Priest in converting to Islam, then returns her to husband
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6
Date of source: 
September 9, 2010
Author: 
Antar Abdel-Latif
Reviewer: 
Ahmad al-Ghaz&#363l&#299
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After initially converting to Islam with the aid of Sheikh Abu Yehia, Iman requested that Abu Yehia take her back to her husband and children. It was later discovered that she had initially converted to Islam to marry a Muslim. Coptic activist Bolos Ramzy says the reason the case caused less controversy than that of Kamilia Shehata is because the Evangelical Church of Egypt and Al-Azhar are more liberal than the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.

Key Words: Sheikh Abu Yehia - Iman - Kamilia Shehata - Bolos Ramzy - Rev. Akhnoukh - Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria - The Azhar - Naglaa Mohamed Imam - The Evangelical Church of Egypt - Prophet Mohamed

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23. The church-judiciary clash

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The church-judiciary clash
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‘Amr al-Misrī
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A controversy has surfaced over the issue of remarriage among Coptic Christians' after a court ruling was by the Higher Administrative Court under the presidency of Chief Justice Counselor Muhammad al-Husaynī. He turned down a challenge by Pope Shenouda III of the Coptic Orthodox Church to a ruling obliging the Church to license remarriages.
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7. Naglaa Al-Imam: I will run for parliament under my former Muslim name

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Naglaa Al-Imam: I will run for parliament under my former Muslim name
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5
Date of source: 
September 3, 2010
Author: 
Samar Al-Dawey
Reviewer: 
Ahmad al-Ghaz&#363l&#299
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In an interview with Sawt Al-Ummah, Naglaa Al-Imam, a Muslim woman who converted to Christianity, expressed confidence in winning a seat in the upcoming parliamentary elections. She also claimed that society does not disapprove of people converting to other religions in general, but only on Muslims converting to Christianity. She denied receiving protection from the State Security and stated that the Muslim Brotherhood welcomes her running for parliament.

Key Words: Naglaa Al-Imam - Muslim Brotherhood - Arab Democratic Nasserist Party - Mohamed Omda - The Church - Kamilia Shehata - Kamilia Zakher - Georgette Killeeny

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6. Muslim Brotherhood refuses to comment on the Kamilia crisis due to fear of the government

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Muslim Brotherhood refuses to comment on the Kamilia crisis due to fear of the government
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3
Date of source: 
September 3, 2010
Author: 
Samy Biltagy
Reviewer: 
Ahmad al-Ghaz&#363l&#299
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In talks with the paper, the Muslim Brotherhood revealed two reasons behind its silence on the Kamilia Shehata crisis: out of fear of accusations of igniting sectarian strife and because the Kamilia case lacks sufficient evidence. The Muslim Brotherhood spokesman added that they refuse to involve themselves in issues that may cause sectarian strife.

Key Words: Muslim Brotherhood - Kamilia Shehata - Essam Al Erian - Mawas Monastery - Khalid Saeed - Mohamed Habeeb - Mohamed Ezzat

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5. The Mufti in a shocking statement: nothing wrong with handing over Kamilia to the Church

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The Mufti in a shocking statement: nothing wrong with handing over Kamilia to the Church
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Date of source: 
September 3, 2010
Author: 
Ahmed Sabry
Reviewer: 
Ahmad al-Ghaz&#363l&#299
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During a meeting with the Alexandria Judges at their club, Egyptian Mufti Dr. Ali Gomaa stated that new converts to Islam should be handed over to their former religion's authorities. As the statement seemed to cause dismay amongst the attendees, club head Ezzat Agwa decided to end the meeting before scheduled.

Key Words: Ali Gomaa - Kamilia Shehata - The Alexandria Judges - Prophet Mohamed - Ezzat Agwa - Mamdouh Ismail - Muslim Brotherhood - Abu Yehia

 

Editors Note:

After this summary was published, we received the following note from Dr. Ibrahim Negm, advisor to the Grand Mufti Sheikh Ali Gomaa:

"I am writing you in regards to your summary translation of the Sawt al-Ummah story about Dr. Ali Gomaa's involvement in handing Kamilia Shehata to the church. The Grand Mufti was reported to have allowed this, as Sawt al-Ummah alleges. I just want to draw your attention to the fact that the Grand Mufti never said anything of this sort and that this newspaper's claim about the Grand Mufti is a blatant lie that has no truth to it. Minutes after I read about this, I released a statement denying that the Sheikh said what the newspaper claimed he said. I request that you mention this on your esteemed website in order to give fair reporting to our side of the story. May Allah bless you for the work you do."

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3. Coptic thinkers: best way to resolve the Kamilia crisis is to set Kamilia free

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Coptic thinkers: best way to resolve the Kamilia crisis is to set Kamilia free
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3
Date of source: 
September 3, 2010
Author: 
Antar Abdellatif
Reviewer: 
Ahmad al-Ghaz&#363l&#299
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Three Coptic thinkers told the paper that the best way to resolve the Kamilia Shehata crisis and avoid sectarian violence is to keep all religious institutions away from the issue. They said that the constitution gives Egyptians the freedom to convert and that such cases are the business of the law and not religious institutions.

Key Words: Kamilia Shehata - Gamal Asaad - Wafā’ Costantine - The Coptic Church - Bolous Ramzy - Pope Shenouda III - Ishaak Hanna - Al-Tanweer Society (NGO) - The Azhar

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50. Serious and disgusting speech by Maurice Sādiq: We Copts support Ethiopia’s cut of Nile water because of persecution against us

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Serious and disgusting speech by Maurice Sādiq: We Copts support Ethiopia’s cut of Nile water because of persecution against us
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Date of source: 
May 22, 2010
Author: 
Muhammad Mahmūd & Jamāl George
Reviewer: 
Han&#299 Lab&#299b Ish&#257q
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The article sheds light on Maurice Sādiq’s letter to the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Avigdor Lieberman, and Coptic reactions to the letter.
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55. Coptic nominee appeals the decision depriving him of Shūrá Council elections

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Coptic nominee appeals the decision depriving him of Shūrá Council elections
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4
Date of source: 
May 15, 2010
Author: 
Ridā ‘Awad
Reviewer: 
Mon&#225 Sa‘d
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This article outlines the struggle of desired Shūrá candidate Magi Tawadrus Armanius in his fight to be allowed to enter into elections. 

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50. Coptic physician uses verses from the Quran to promote his clinic

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Coptic physician uses verses from the Quran to promote his clinic
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Date of source: 
May 15, 2010
Author: 
Samar al-Daw
Reviewer: 
Sh&#257d&#299 Sal&#257h al-D&#299n
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This article concerns the use of Quranic verses as promotional advertisements for a Coptic physician’s practice.

 

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