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An Al-ʾAsbū‘ article published on January 31, 2005, reinforces a widespread belief that Americans are trying to use Egypt’s Christians to create a wedge between Muslims and Christians with the purpose of weakening Egypt. The article lacks accuracy but shows Egyptian distrust of US involvement in...
Recently, rumors have circulated that Christian girls are being raped and forced to announce that they are Muslims, and that they have been tricked in the supermarket stores of Awlad Ragab, the Al-Tawheed Wal-Nour shops, and the fast food chain Mo’men. Anyone with any sense should simply realize...
Bishop Musa responded to rumors that girls are being raped in stores. These girls first are fooled into signing papers with the prices of the stuff they bought, but among these papers is a paper that declares they are Muslim. Bishop Musa believes this is an intentional rumor that reason does not...
Last week, Al-Midan printed an article under the title “Beware ‘The passion of the Christ’” by one of those who offend religions. The writings of this person reflects the hatred and fury filling his heart. The author attacks the film regarding it an attempt to Christianize Muslims. In his attack on...
A large number of journalists signed a statement in protest of an article by Dr. Muhammad Emara printed by Al-Akhbar on May 21 in which he slandered Christianity. Meanwhile, the board of the Journalists’ Syndicate discussed in its meeting yesterday a complaint presented by a number of journalists...
In an unprecedented move, a number of intellectuals, journalists and writers, many of them journalists of Watani newspaper, submitted a memorandum to the Supreme Council of Press protesting what the prominent Muslim scholar Dr. Muhammad Emara writes in Al-Akhbar. Emara is accused of launching...
Muhammad Emara continues his uninterrupted attack on Christianity in the newspaper of Al-Akhbar which is, supposedly, a national paper that should not be open to this type of writings that offend the faith of Egyptian citizens. This type of writings shows that the creation of political parties on...
The Alexandria Document on the “Problems of Arab Reform: Vision and Implementation" presented a vision of the change which Arab intellectuals aspire for in the Arab World, along political, economic, social, cultural and civil society axes. The aspired reform calls for giving civil society free...
Incitement is one of the forms of aiding and abetting in crimes as deemed by the Egyptian law in a way that the parties who incited for the committing of a crime will have to endure the same penalty of law applied to the actual perpetrator, said Jalāl Tharwat, a professor of criminal law at the...
In its third issue, al-Hāditha, a new independent Egyptian newspaper specialized in news reports on accidents, splashed on its front-page headlines about anti-Islam attacks by an Egyptian priest called Qummus Zakarīyā Butrus who said that hajj [Muslim pilgrimage] is an annual occasion of “sex orgy...
Archpriest Marqus ‘Azīz, pastor of the al-Mucallaqa Church, is a man who craves fame. He involves himself in matters that concern him and matters that do not. His actions are not that of a man of religion.
The National Unity Committee at the Journalists Syndicate held a meeting two days ago to discuss the sectarian situations and the role the press plays in provoking sectarian violence.
Dr. Christiaan van Nispen s.j., professor in Islam and philosophy at the Catholic seminary in Maadi, Cairo, and a member of the Editorial Board of the RNSAW, concludes with the impression that the US Copts Association practice exactly what they accuse those Muslim intellectuals to do, that is to...
Prof. Dr. Tareq Mitri, Coordinator Interreligious Relations and Dialogue of the World Council of Churches and member of the Board of Advisors of the RNSAW, calls for caution against political misuse of a theological discussion.
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...
Could the current US-led coalition war against Afghanistan result in tensions between Egypt’s two major religions? In Lebanon the split between Christians and Muslims has widened as each has taken the opposite side. Egypt, however, has experienced nothing of this kind.
Fahmi Howeidi believes that anger ruined the right way of handling the case of the expelled monk. Instead of regarding it as an attempt to attack the public system, violating the traditions of the journalism profession, it was regarded as a matter concerning only Copts. The angry people did not...
What Al-Nabaa paper wrote about the expelled monk places us before two similar persons: the deviant who let his desire for the flesh lead him, and the journalist who made this corruption public. Al-Nabaa chose to spread corruption instead of virtue. Hurting the feelings of any sector of society,...
The author discusses how much freedom there should be in who can issue a newspaper. Opinions differ from complete freedom to specialized papers dealing only with news in the area of their producers’ expertise.
The dangerous difference between the tabloids in Egypt and elsewhere is that in Egypt they have sneaked in uncontrolled by the officials, to a public unaware of the credibility of such papers. Where does freedom of the press end and where do its responsibilities begin? Shutting down newspapers by...

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