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Firebrand preacher Wajdī Ghunaym lashed out at the opponents of President Muhammad Mursī, dubbing them as "rats and cockroaches that live in infamy and dirt". "Those who are called the elite are nothing but like barking dogs and know nothing about democracy or that parties may be legitimately...
Dr. Samīr Sabrī filed a complaint to Supreme State Security Prosecution against the Salafī leader Abū Islam, accusing him of threatening the Copts and calling for their elimination on al-Ummah television channel (Sāmīyah Fārūq, al-Wafd, May 15, p. 3). Read original text in Arabic.  
The author of the article, ‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha'bān, discusses the consequences of the insulting language used by both Shaykh Abū Islām Ahmad ‘Abdullah and Priest Zakarīyā Butrus. Sha'bān describes how Abū Islām and Butrus publicly criticise and insult Christianity and Islam, respectively. According...
Recently there have emerged some strange stances justifying the terrorist attacks against Copts in Egypt. Muḥammad al-Ibīyārī-- Internal Security Advisor to former US president Barack Obama- -claimed that this is a direct result of the Egyptian Copts stance against former president Muḥammad Mursī...
The final outcome of the Brotherhood’s fatwá is the inevitable disappearance of churches in Dār al-Islām (Islamic countries), which logically entails that there is no place for non-Muslims in Egypt. The Shaykh ends his fatwá stressing that building churches in Islamic countries is not permitted.
Sherif Gadallah, a lawyer from Alexandria has submitted a report to the public prosecutor, against the president of the court of appeal, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Mosque, the interim Pope of Alexandria as well as President Mohamed Morsy requesting the exclusion of Copts from the committee in...
A top prosecutor ordered the arrest of hard-line Muslim preacher Wajdī Ghunaym for investigations over charges of slandering Coptic Orthodox Pope Shinūdā III after he died. [Aḥmad Shalabī, al-Miṣrī al-Yawm, April 2, p. 16] Read original text in Arabic
Dutch scholar Johannes Jansen contributed an essay – ‘The Religious Roots of Muslim Violence’ – to a 2011 anthology entitled, ‘Terrorism: Ideology, Law, and Policy’. In it he makes the case that violence and terrorism are part and parcel of the Islamic religion, traceable to its root sources at...
On a Youtube film released on March 28 one sees salafī leader Muhammad Hasān preaching against liberalism which, according to him is anti-Islam. This is a leader who prior to the revolution was unknown to most Egyptians. He was serving in prison for his aggressive speech and was released when the...
The salafī preacher, Shaykh Muhmmad Hasān, admits that the presidency in Egypt cannot be given to any Coptic or Muslim woman. The presidency should be given to a Muslim; asserting that this is not his personal opinion but that all scholars agree on this. He asserts that Copts have the right to...

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