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In a lecture given at the Islamic Center of New York, Advisor to the Mufti, Dr. Ibrahīm Nigm condemned ISIS’s actions of displacing Christians in Iraq, forcing them to convert to Islam, and having them pay jizyah.
Several Islamist groups have come out against the terrorist actions of ISIS in Iraq and their displacement of Christians in the Mosul region of Iraq, specifically declaring these actions in clear opposition to Islamic jurisprudence. 
The Maspero Youth Union has declared its determination to organize a stand against events in Iraq, where ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) issued a choice to Christians yesterday – death, conversion to Islam, or payment of the jizya (tax on free non-Muslims under Muslim rule). 
The Worldwide Jīhād Organization announced its rejection of the ISIS state, deeming it illegitimate and non-compliant with sharī’ah law. Abū al-Munzir al-Shinqītī, a leading figure in the Worldwide Jīhād Organization, highlighted that the main mistake committed by ISIS was its announcement of the...
There is an ongoing crisis for Christians in Mosul, the second largest Iraqi city, forcing them to leave their homes and cities. 
Researcher Islām Biḥayrī described discussions about reconciliation with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood as “the crisis of all crises,” from which Egypt and the surrounding region would not recover again. In a long interview with al-Dustūr, Biḥayrī said: the Brotherhood got a proper chance to...
Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Shaykh of al-Azhar, ruled on the issue of dhimmīs and Copts’ tribute payments, after he affirmed that this term is unpalatable now. 
After decades of calm relations between Egypt’s Muslims and Christians, discord had reared its head once again after ‘the religious president’ – referring to Anwar al-Sādāt famous slogan “I am a Muslim president who rules a Muslim country” – had decided to flirt with the Islamists, including the...
Is the country serious about combating terrorism? I don't think so, it's like a country whose fiercely fighting its atonement, but the cost of this is paid by Christians, and intellectuals.
(1) After the enaction of the new church construction law last autumn , the concept of the Christian denomination was legalized. . This  sparks a heated debate  on the nature of Christian denominations  in Egypt, abreast of the "codification" of the conditions of al-ʿAzābī Pasha, which was issued...
On one of the many times Egyptian people took the streets shouting against the French Campaign in Egypt and Syria, side by side with the Turks and the Mamluks, one of the protesters shouted, “Kill the Nasāra (the Christians) and fight them!” Soon the masses followed, chanting and killing whoever...
Intellectual schizophrenia is one of the basic components in the historical discourse of Islamic thought and religion. The phenomena of this component are manifested in many issues, some of which have been surrounded and protected by a solid shield of sacredness based on ignorance of the nature of...
In an opinion article published by the secular website “Civil Egypt”, Counselor, Aḥmad 'Abdūh Māhir, the Lawyer at the Court of Cassation, international arbitrator, and an Islamic scholar, addressed the Early Muslim Conquests of the neighboring countries.
Al-Azhar monitored local and international news coverage on the Petrine Church blast.  Commenting on one of these reports released by the U. S. -based Frontpage magazine, Al-Azhar described the report's statement on Muslim Brotherhood persecuting Egyptian Christians 'overstated', stressing that...
After decades of contesting ownership of Deir Al-Sultān of Jerusalem, and following negotiations between the Ethiopian and the Egyptian churches last August, the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem finally released documents proving its ownership of the monastery.
In an opinion article in Rose al-Yūsuf magazine, author Dr. ‘Abd Allāh al-Najjār said that the jizyah has no place for the contemporary fiqh applications to organize the relations between Muslims and Christians on the land of Egypt. [Dr. 'Abd Allah al-Najjār, Rose al-Yūsuf, Dec. 24, p. 64 - 66] ...
Three years ago, on February 27, 2013, we interviewed Aḥmad Ashūsh in our office. These were the days of President Muhammad Mursī and we then made efforts to understand the motivations of the different people involved various Islamists movements. Aḥmad Ashūsh was arrested in October 2013 for the...

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