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In an interview with al-Misrī al-Yawm, Bishop Būlā of Tantā, affirmed the Church’s position that as a religious body it should not interfere in politics by supporting one party over another; however, he also spoke out against boycotting the upcoming election. The Bishop also noted that, while the...
A number of Egyptian Copts returning from Libya after being detained for alleged Christian proselytizing, have requested pressing charges against the Libyan government and demanded compensation for the physical and moral insults to their religion while detained in Libyan prison. Lūqā Yūnān, 27,...
The Azhar objected to Iran’s release of a film portraying the Prophet Muhammad, stressing that portraying Allah’s Prophets is unlawful. Shaykh ‘Alī ‘Abd al-Bāqī, Secretary-General of the Islamic Research Academy, said that religious scholars in Iran need to strictly cease the release of this film...
The author of this piece speculates about what he believes to be the true causes for Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, and ventures that he might be more influential than the ideas of Martin Luther, the 16th century Christian reformer. The author compares the health of the outgoing Pope to previous...
Shaykh Abū Islām has attempted to distance himself from his inflammatory comments about Coptic women. However, the prosecution sent the CDs, provided by Najīb Jubrā’īl, the lawyer, that prove Abū Islām's incitement of a fitnah and disturbance of national unity, to be transcribed by the Ministry of...
Shaykh Sharīf al-Hawwārī, a notable Salafist in the western Alexandria town of al-‘Āmrīyah, pledged to bring back the five Coptic families expelled over a purported love affair between a Christian man and a divorced Muslim woman to their homes. 
Shaykh Sharīf al-Hawwārī, a notable Salafist in the western Alexandria town of al-‘Āmrīyah, pledged to bring back the five Coptic families expelled over a purported love affair between a Christian man and a divorced Muslim woman to their homes. 
Meanwhile, Minister of Awqāf (Religious Endowments) Dr. Muhammad 'Abd al-Fadīl al-Qūsī appealed to preachers and clerics to shoulder their responsibilities and work on bringing the sectarian fitnah to a halt. Mustafá Salāh, the prosecutor of Minyā al-Qamh, ordered placement of 15-year-old Rānyā...
A parliament's fact-finding commission investigating the sectarian fitnah in al-'Āmrīyah, western Alexandria, sparked by a reportedly illegitimate affair between a Christian young man and a Muslim woman, concluded its activities on Wednesday (February 16) by obtaining an agreement on the return of...
Security agencies on Wednesday (February 15) contained a sectarian fitnah in al-Ismā’īlīyah village in the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Minya, where Muslim and Christian local residents exchanged hurling stones after priests and more than 100 Copts entered two houses and turned them into two...

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