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The U.S. State Department, together with the C.I.A., has finished the 2005-2006 report on the U.S. policy towards the Middle East. According to the report, the U.S. government will demand that Egypt remove all the barriers hindering the role of civil organizations.
The social, religious and political changes in Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) era made some tribes and families convert to Islam while others retained their religions. Muslims are ordered to always be peaceful, unless they were attacked.
Some authorized jurists declared that Islam forbids attacking the Dhimmis and the civilians and urges on protecting the human being. Such statements are, for sure, correct. However, it cannot be applied to the situation in Israel.
Sheikh Al-Qaradawi criticized the declarations of the Sheikh of the Azhar in which he condemned attacking innocent civilians from any denomination or country in response to the killing of 30 Palestinians in Jerusalem. He believed it to be a declaration that let down the Mujahideen in their war...
The November 23 article of Al-Musawwar, "Is the West still Dar Kufr," resulted four days later (November 28) in a campaign by the US Copts Association against the use of the word kuffar for Christians. The association claims that calling someone a ’kafir’ [’kafir’ is the singular of ’kufar’] is a...
According to Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi, there are three kinds of kufr [unbelief]. There is atheism [elhad], which is a total denial of the existence of the Almighty God. There is polytheism [shirk], which means believing in more than one god. The third kind is the denial of Islam and the message...
The state considered that the problems of the Copts were a source of headaches, preferably to be avoided. Some people claim that the state relaxed after Pope Shenouda was returned to his seat by a new appointment decree. They considered the pope, to be the representative of the Copts in all...
The book "Treatment of Non-Muslims in the State of Islam," by Ibrahim Suleiman, refutes the claims accusing Islam of being a religion of fanaticism that blots out freedom. It also discusses the principles of the Islamic Shari’a regarding the treatment of non-Muslims.
The crisis of Al-Nabaa turned into a human rights issue. Coptic organizations abroad expressed the opinion that Copts are a persecuted minority in Egypt. The website claims Copts demand Muslim females be allowed to marry Christians, preventing Christian women joining Islam, and broadcasting...
Coptic societies have been dedicating all their efforts to an international media campaign claiming they are persecuted despite the support they receive from the Egyptian government, the rejection of the Egyptian public of the article in al-Nabaa and the trial of its editor-in-chief in the court of...

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