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Reverend Dr. George Shākir, vice president of the Evangelical Community in Egypt, and Reverend Isḥaq Marzūq, president of the Synod of Baptist Churches, opened a church and seminary in al-Shurūq city. 
  The National Justice Committee has drafted a unified law on places of worship, aiming to curb fitnah ṭā’ifīyah, which will offer new approaches in aspects such as transfer of licenses, regardless of religion or location. These plans come in the wake of the May attacks on churches in Imbābah.  
In an interview with al-Maydān, Father Marqus ‘Azīz criticizes Islam as calling for violence. He also criticizes what he considered maltreatment against of Copts in Egypt.
Today we will speak of the problems of Copts, which do not concern Copts in Upper Egypt only, but Copts all over Egypt. The first complaint is in what is called the Hamayouni Law,... Copts complain about some of the Muslim sheikhs, who also harm Islam... Then, we come to the excessive doses of...
President Mubarak applies the principle "religion is for God and the nation is for all". President Mubarak applied practical mechanisms that are far from false slogans and pompous speeches. The Hamayouni law is discussed, as well as subsequent regulations which weakened it.
Al Ahram newspaper published, on December 1, an article titled: "The Mufti denied the declarations attributed to him that praying in the Nazareth mosque is not accepted according to the Islamic Sharia." What attracted the author’s attention was the Mufti allows mosques to be built close to churches...
Dr. Nasr Farid Wassel, the Grand Mufti of the Republic denied the statements that media channels outside Egypt had attributed to him, that is that praying in the Nazareth mosque is not accepted according to the Islamic Law.
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