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The supreme state security prosecution embarked on investigations into a report by lawyers al-Sayīd Hāmid Muhammad and Nāsir al-‘Asqalānī, both are members in the Bar Association’s freedoms committee, against Ahmad ‘Abd Allāh, alias Abū Islām, accusing him of tearing a copy of the Bible during...
Signs of a strong clash between the Coptic Orthodox Church and President Muhammad Mursī are looming after the Salafī Front accused Bishop Serapion of involvement in the film defaming the Prophet Muhammad.
A battle of statements flared up between the Salafī Front and the Coptic Orthodox Church after the front lodged a complaint with the public prosecutor accusing three Christian clergymen, including Bishop Serapion, of co-producing the prophet-denigrating movie.  
Regardless of the preliminary agreement among political power on the necessity of drafting a consensus Constitution for all Egyptians, there are disputes around Article II between Copts and salafists. [Ahmad Abū Hajar, al-Wafd, August 20, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic 
  Two months have passed since work first began on the Constituent Assembly and still its sub-committees did not finish drafting the final articles of the Constitution amidst an ongoing tug-of-war among its members, particularly about Article II, articles concerning the powers of the president and...
On the other hand, Dr. Yāsir Burhāmī, a founder of the Salafī Call, the parent organization of al-Nūr (Light) Party, said his movement will call on the people to reject the constitution if the constituent assembly refrained from interpreting the phrase the “principles of the sharī’ah” in Article II...
Counselor Ahmad Mikkī, the minister of justice, said President Muhammad Mursī’s decision to abolish the complementary constitutional declaration was based on the popular legitimacy he acquired through his election as president of the republic.
Egyptian churches rejected insistence by salafī members of the constituent assembly drafting a news constitution for Egypt that Copts should be compelled to pay the zakāh.  
Today’s overview deals with calls by the Azhar on Muslim countries meeting at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in the Saudi city of Jeddah to withdraw the Arab initiative to settle the disputes between Israel and the Palestinians.
A charity foundation’s announcement about a round of debates during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadān in which salafī figures would give lectures critiquing Christianity sparked wide-scale angry comments on the social networking web sites that some considered it a call for “civil strife in...

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