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  Dozens of Salafists and members of the al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) staged on Sunday (October 28) mass protests against ‘Id al-Adhá celebrations held on a main road overlooking the River Nile in the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Menya, where more than 2,000 Muslim and Christian...
The Salafī Front, in a statement on Sunday (October 28), refused to send a Coptic girl, who disappeared since late last month and has reportedly converted to Islam and married a Muslim young man, back to her family in Mersa Matrouh. [Mustafá Rahūmah, Sa’īd Hijāzī and Muhammad Bakhāt, al-Watan, Oct...
The ‘Id al-Adhá prayers in Alexandria switched from spiritual to political as Salafī Da’wah (Call) and Muslim Brotherhood leaders delivered fiery sermons in squares all over the Mediterranean city. [Rāmī Yāsīn, al-Ahrām, Oct. 27, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic
Dr. Rafīq Habīb, an advisor to the president and deputy leader of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood group, accused the secular elite of beleaguering the president and his party.
Islamic preacher Yūsuf al-Badrī sparked extreme discontent in literary and cultural circles after his remarks in a TV show a couple of days ago in which he called for destroying “all statues and idols in Egypt as a religious duty over fears people might return to paganism”.
  The Islamist Alliance led by the al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) and its political arm, Building and Development Party (BDP), continued preparations for the November 2 mass protests to demand the implementation of the sharī'ah, sacking the public prosecutor and purging the judiciary.
The jihādist group that currently exists in Sinai is a source of great concern for the security agencies, particularly after statements made by many leaders of the al-Tawhīd wal-Jihād (Monotheism and Strife) that it would avenge the execution of 14 of its members.
Dr. Muhammad Sa'd al-Katātnī, the leader of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood group, deputized Dr. 'Isām al-'Iryān to run the party's affairs pending his return from Saudi Arabia, where he performs the hajj. 
Dr. Sha’bān ‘Abd al-‘Alīm, Secretary of the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party in Beni Suef, said Article 2 of the Constitution was the most controversial simply because the mass media depicted to citizens that the Salafists came just to implement the sharī’ah that Bishop Bula gave candies in expression...
Bishop Bīshūy held a closed meeting with leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its political arm the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) inside St. Dimyana Monastery in the town of Bilqās, al-Qalyubia governorate to discuss the status of Copts in the draft constitution, planned to be finalized...
Shaykh Sa’īd al-Rūbī, a leading member of the Salafī Da’wah (Call), large segments of the Egyptian people are for the implementation of the Islamic sharī’ah despite the appearance of some “hypocrites” on satellite channels to propagate fears about the sharī’ah.
The State Council’s Administrative Judiciary Court on Tuesday (October 9) adjourned reviewing lawsuits requesting the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood group and closing down all its headquarters nationwide to the November 20 session. [Nuhá ‘Āshūr, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Oct. 10, p. 3] Read text...
Security sources and eyewitnesses said a state of lull is dominating the city amidst intensive security presence all over after Copts came under a shooting attack.
Armored security patrols are in place to secure all of the troubled Egyptian city of Rafah, said a military source, adding news reports about a shooting attack on a Copt’s house on Saturday (October 6) were bare of truth. 
Priest Philopater Jamīl of the Virgin Mary Church in ‘Izbit al-Nakhl area, northern Cairo, did a hatchet job on the regime of President Muhammad Mursī and accused him and the Muslim Brotherhood over a channel relaying from the United States of involvement in a bombing attack that targeted the Two...
A lawyer belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood has established a lawsuit before the National Council in which he demanded the repeal of the appointment of Tahānī al-Jibālī as Chancellor (Vice-President) of the Supreme Constitutional Court by the former President Husnī Mubārak.   
  In an interview with al-Watan, the Islamic preacher Dr. Yūsuf Badrī, a member of the previous Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, has condemned the calls for demonstrations against President Muhammad Mursī on the 24th of August as heresy. He demanded that those who would storm or burn the Muslim...
  Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān writes in Al-Watan that several Coptic organizations, among them “Copts without Restrictions,” “Copts for Egypt,’ and the movement “Civil Rights for Christians,” have announced that they will participate in the 24th of August demonstrations. Michael Munīr from the “Al-Hayāh”...
A quarrel erupted on August 22 between Islamists and leftists following Dr. ‘Isām ‘Iryān’s attack on the latter.  ‘Iryān, acting leader of the Freedom and Justice Party, accused leftists of receiving foreign funds and acting superior towards the people. (Ahmad ‘Alām, al-Misrī al-Yawm, August 23, p...

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