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The Coptic community in Egypt is in turmoil following repeated cases of violence and killings inside houses of worship. More recently, the assassination of Reverend Father Maqār Saʿad—Bishop of St. Mark Coptic orthodox church in Shubrā al-Khaymah, central Cairo—by a church guard has revived debate...
  Al-Jamāliyyah Misdemeanor Court, headed by Counselor Talāl Radwān, sentenced the son of Egypt’s former ambassador to Sudan to five years in jail on charges of insulting the Companions of the Prophet and ‘Ā’ishah (one of the Prophet’s wives), in addition to an attempt to break into the al-Husayn...
Issues develope in the Committee of Political Parties in regard to the Muslim Brotherhood
Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments has stated that it is Egypt’s fate to face extremism from two sides.
[Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the Egyptian Constitution reads, “Islam is the official religion of the state, Arabic its official language and the principles of Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation”. Salafists seek removing the word ‘principles’ or replacing it with the word ‘...
Meanwhile, the committee overseeing the papal elections postponed interviews with candidates pending the end of a deadline to register voters. Archbishop Abram of al-Fayoum, a member of the nominations committee, said the challenges against candidates will be received by unregistered voters, adding...
Meanwhile, a well-placed source at the committee supervising the papal elections said it approved announcing the initial list of candidates for the Coptic Orthodox patriarch post on May 19, adding the list will include only seven out of the 15 candidates who applied for the position so far. The...
Possible presidential candidate Hamdīn Sabbāhī reiterated support for the implementation of the Islamic sharī'ah and maintaining the second article of the constitution, which, he said, respects all religions. "The Islamic sharī'ah is one of compassion and tolerance and would never undermine the...
Muslim Brotherhood Murshid (Guide) Dr. Muhammad Badī' and members of the Irshād (Guidance) Office on Tuesday (Feb. 28) responded positively to the messages sent by Dr. Safwat al-Bayyādī, the head of the Coptic Evangelical denomination, and Andrea Zakī, his deputy, in which they raised certain...
Meanwhile, the Qasr al-Nīl Court of Misdemeanors turned down two criminal and civil lawsuits against Coptic business magnate Najīb Sawirus accusing him of disdaining religion on the grounds that the persons who filed the lawsuits have no legal capacity. Minutes after the ruling was handed down by...

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