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This article was first published in: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/marchweb-only/behindegyptrevolution.html Editor AWR: Paul-Gordon Chandler gives a good picture of Christian and Muslim cooperation which does exist but he neglects the negative examples and thus his presentation has...
Dr. Mukhtār al-Kasbānī confirmed the Supreme Council of Antiquities’ intentions to display the Gospel of Judas at the Museum of Civilization. Several Copts expressed anger and disapproval. Al-Kasbānī responded, saying that he understands their concern, but that the Gospel needs to be displayed for...
During a lecture in Faiyum, Bishop Bīshūy denied making offensive comments about the Qur'ān and expressed his support of the Islamic Research Academy’s call to ban defaming religions. Protestant leader, Jamāl As‘ad, says he considers Bīshūy’s latest comments a “convincing” apology, yet urges him to...
A campaign improving Bīshūy’s public image started yesterday with a television program presented by Bishop Armiyā on the Church’s Aghābī Satellite Channel. The program received phone calls from various Bishops all claiming Bīshūy to be misquoted and that he meant no disrespect to the Qur'ān. Kamāl...
The Islamic Research Academy holds an urgent meeting today to discuss Bishop Bīshūy’s offensive statements about the Qur'ān and Islamic faith. The group says that Azhar Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib is outraged by the statements. Dr. Muhammad Ra‘fat ‘Uthmān claims the reason behind the current...
Various Islamic scholars responded to Bishop Bīshūy’s statements regarding a verse about Jesus Christ in the Qur'ān that he claims might have been added after Prophet Muhammad’s death. Dr. ‘Āminah Nusayr and Dr. Ahmad al-Sāyih said that the Qur'ān clearly states in more than one verse that Christ...
Bishop Bīshūy said that reports of him attacking Islam and the Qur'ān at a Coptic seminar last Wednesday are false. In an interview with Al-Dustūr, he said that his words were taken out of context and misunderstood. He says that his intentions were not to criticize but to inquire. Key Words: Bishop...
Before leaving to the United States, Pope Shenouda III met with Bishop Bīshūy and asked him to find a new way to appear in the media and also come up with a statement that would calm down public opinion after the controversial comments he made about the Qur'ān. Key Words: United States - Pope...
In an interview with onislam.net, Azhar Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib said that if it weren’t for the Azhar, Bishop Bīshūy’s comments would have caused a fitnah that could have hit Egypt from Aswan to Alexandria. He added that although he hates conspiracy theories, he believes there to be...
Dr. Muhammad Selīm El-<sup>c</sup>Awā writes that sectarian polemics only lead to hatred and that Muslims and Copts are destined to live together. Therefore, learning to do so peacefully is the only way to avoid Fitnah. He also said that Coptic religious figures should use the word...

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