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The Progressive National Unionist Party expressed its sorrow for the riots that happened outside the Giza governorate headquarters last week. It said the main reason behind the recent rise in sectarian violence is the government’s failure to issue a unified law for places of worship. The party...
A strange, unexpected decision issued by the Council of Governors prevents building new Azharite institutes. This decision is made in at the time when people feel suspicious towards the projects of the ?Greater Middle East? and ?renewal of religious discourse.” Dr. Abdel Mo‘ti Bayoumi, professor...
Du‘ā Mahmūd writes about a report published in an American paper about sectarian discrimination in Egypt.
Ahmad Abū al-Khir interviews one of the most controversial members of Parliament; alī Laban, member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The author criticizes the fatwá of Dr. ‘Ali Jum‘ah, which makes it permissible for mobile phone networks to fix antennas to the minarets of mosques.
The author says that despite continued delays, he hopes that the draft unified law for places of worship will be discussed in the coming parliamentary round. However, he expresses concern that the National Council for Human Rights has also produced a draft text for discussion.
The Egyptian National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) is to organize several workshops to discuss a number of issues, including the recently proposed unified law for houses of worship and amendments to some articles of the laws governing civil society organizations in Egypt.
The Islamic Legislative Authority has issued a fatwá that prohibits constructing mosques or prayer rooms in the separating spaces between residential buildings.
The author criticizes a book review of Nabīl Louqa Bibāwī’s book, The Problems of Copts in Egypt and their Solutions, written by Al-Ahrām columnist Mahmoud Muntasir and warns against the idea of appeasing those who have returned from the Gulf with fundamentalist ideologies.
The Citizenship Committee of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) has placed a number of Muslim-Christian issues, including the proposed law on houses of worship in Egypt, at the top of its agenda.

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