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A few days ago, Egypt’s president stood side by side with Pope Tawāḍrūs II to observe the inauguration of the cathedral and the mosque in the new Administrative Capital, as well as to talk about the “tree of love”, which, “we the Egyptians, planted together in Egypt during past years, and which it...
Egyptian columnist Fāṭima Nāʿūt writes: Dear reader, did you walk in the streets of Egypt yesterday and notice the vendors everywhere selling green palms, waiting to be braided? Did you park your car there to buy some palm leaves for your children so they can braid them and give them to their...
In her column this week, Fāṭima Nāʿūt writes: There was a monk who used to buy newspapers every day from a newspaper vendor in the neighborhood. The vendor greeted the monk with abusive slander and cursing. After selling him the newspaper, he grasps the payment and spits at him! So what is left for...
In her column this week, the author, Fāṭimah Nāʿūt, condemns the court’s decision sentencing Shaykh ʿAbdallah Naṣr to an undefined prison time. “Will he be detained in prison for months, or maybe for years, if no one responds to our call for setting him free?”, the author writes.
Commenting on the recent terrorist attack against Copts in Minya, Upper Egypt, Nā’ūt gives examples of true religious believers who pursue convergence and tolerance with other faiths. “Every Friday,” Nā’ūt writes, “Father Aldo Danieli, parish priest of the church of Santa Maria Assunta in the...
That beautiful mosque no longer exists in Abu Dhabi. Its name has changed from The Mosque of Muḥammad Bin Zāyid to The Mosque of the Virgin Mary or the Mother of Jesus. 
Thank you to the honourable al-Azhar, who finally responded to the demands of the President and the people – demands of truth, righteousness, beauty, and progress. Al-Azhar finally decided on the participation of the forces of enlightenment to confront the forces of darkness that promote hate...
  Fātimah Nā'ūt wrote in her column this week:  After concluding the aired program, "al-Qāhira 360", presented by the media anchor Dīna 'Abd al-Karīm who has hosted me along with the Salafi Dā'iyah, Shaykh Mahmūd 'Āmir, and while we were on our way out of the studio, the Shaykh asked me, laughing...
After Minya's last incident the day before yesterday, a new chapter has been added to a series of decades-long bloody attacks targeting Egyptian Christians. Since the 1919 Revolution till today, and always, Christian generations, one after another, have proven an impressive loyalty to their...
I saw the expression 'Coptic Invaders’ written on a sign lifted by a protestor in a demonstration in Aswan, September 2011, when ignorant extremists burned down the Church of al-Mārīnāb Bidfū. I approached the man holding the sign and told him "Listen my friend, your free in your choice to be evil...
The Coptic Invaders I saw the expression 'Coptic Invaders’ written on a sign lifted by a protestor in a demonstration in Aswan, September 2011, when ignorant extremists burned down the Church of al-Mārīnāb Bidfū. I approached the man holding the sign and told him "Listen my friend, your free in...
The author, Fātimah Nā'ūt, a writer and poet, tackles the issue of a book allegedly authored by her and is spreading on several websites, which she described as yet another attempt to distort her name as well as other liberal writers'.
Fātmah Nā'ūt criticizes whoever disseminated a rumor about her that she converted to Christianity and she is ashamed to publicize this.    
The author begins her piece by referring positively to an Italian priest who has permitted Muslims to hold Friday prayers in a section of his church, justifying this by saying he seeks to strengthen relations between the religions. She then compares this with what she calls the "unjust, stubborn...
The author writes that when she heard that a three-story building in ‘Umrāniyyah had been converted into a mosque, she asked her newspaper editor if he would confirm this, which he did by sending a reporter there. She comments on the strange timing and speed of converting this unfinished building...
Fātimah Nā‘ūt reviews a book entitled The Diaries of a Copt...One Who Belongs to this Country written by a young Egyptian Coptic journalist and caricaturist named Philip Fikrī. The book is a sarcastic work reflecting on the different social and political issues with an elevated sense of humor.   
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