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The Salafī Front, in a statement on Sunday (October 28), refused to send a Coptic girl, who disappeared since late last month and has reportedly converted to Islam and married a Muslim young man, back to her family in Mersa Matrouh. [Mustafá Rahūmah, Sa’īd Hijāzī and Muhammad Bakhāt, al-Watan, Oct...
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius sent a legal memorandum to the Administrative Court exhorting it to turn down all lawsuits against his appointment and cancellation of the papal elections. [Author Not Mentioned, Rose al-Yūsuf newspaper, Oct. 28, p. 3] Read text in...
Islamic preacher Yūsuf al-Badrī sparked extreme discontent in literary and cultural circles after his remarks in a TV show a couple of days ago in which he called for destroying “all statues and idols in Egypt as a religious duty over fears people might return to paganism”. [Muná Yāsīn, al-Misrī...
A fact-finding commission set up by the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) that recently visited Rafah said Christian families residing in the border city are facing constant threat that overruns their right to live. [Mahmūd Hassūnah, al-Watan, Oct. 26, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
President Muhammad Mursī on Tuesday (October 23) received a delegation of Azhar clerics led by Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb and senior clergymen of the Egyptian church and discussed the role of the religious discourse in societal change. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Akhbār, Oct. 24, p. 7] Read...
Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal said any citizen in any place all over the world who seeks asylum to the Netherlands must first be present on Dutch soil and then offer a convincing proof that he/she needs international protection. [Dīnā Darwīsh, al-Akhbār, Oct. 23, p. 7] Read text in Arabic
In an attempt to appease the tense atmosphere in the village of Banī Hassan al-Ashrāf, al-Menya governorate, a 'urfī (informal) conciliatory session was held in coordination with security agencies to settle sectarian unrest between two Coptic and Muslim families. [Teresa Kamāl and 'Alā' Sarhān,...
Coptic thinker Rafīq Habīb said the war being waged by the secularist powers and elite on the Muslim Brotherhood and its Freedom and Justice Party, Islamist parties and the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt are all battles against the Islamic identity, the same thing that...
Archpriest Seraphim al-Suryānī, a candidate for the patriarchal chair of Saint Mark, said he does not think of changing the statute on the election of a pope if he wins the post. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Oct. 19, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
A dialogue forum held by the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS) in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria laid an emphatic stress on the need to activate citizenship as a non-negotiable principle for Egyptians to obtain their rights without any forms of discrimination,...

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