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American President: Muslims in Egypt have protected churches with their lives During a speech at a conference in Washington DC on combatting extremism, US President Barack Obama said, "we cannot let extremist [takfīrī] organizations destroy our societies." He asked nations to call for understanding...
 No matter what successes Prime Minister Essam Sharaf achieves together with his cabinet, he will always be discredited for underestimating public memory—a memory by no means poor. With that memory alertly registering details big and small on the Egyptian arena, Dr Sharaf has miserably failed. The...
A number of Alexandria lawyers filed a report against Shaykh Hātim Farīd, the imām of al-Qā'id Ibrāhīm Mosque in Alexandria, for wishing death upon liberals and secularists while leading prayers on August 24, 2011. The offended people said that the Shaykh used the mosque pulpit to present his...
Sharīf al-Shūbāshī wonders in an opinion article in al-Ahrām whether it is logical to ask the party that first sparked a fire to put it down, referring to attempts to have salafists intervening to end the current sectarian crisis. He said he has watched mind-boggling Youtube clips showing men,...
Last Tuesday, a Muslim mob a few thousand strong gathered in front of Mar-Yuhanna (Saint John) church in al-Minya village of al-Qamādīr in Samallūt, some 240km south of Cairo, demanding that the church should be closed. They attacked the church and the Copts’ houses with stones and set on fire...
Muhammad al-Ghītī, author of the article, comments on the two incidents by salafists, saying that the salafists showed what they really are. First, the speech of Shaykh Muhammad Husayn Ya'qūb, in which he spoke about the results of the yes-or-no referendum over constitutional amendments and termed...
Mustafá talks about Shaykh Qaradāwī’s controversial comments on Shiites during a television interview, saying that they should not live amongst Sunnīs. He says that the danger in Qaradāwī’s remarks lies in his huge influence on the Islamic world. Mustafá also says that Qaradāwī’s comments on the...
"Even if the whole nation were to disagree with Dr. Muhammad al-Barād‘ī...we do not approve or support this errant Fatwá from an errant Shaykh permitting the killing of the man," ‘Abd al-Mun‘im writes of the former head of the IAEC and Nobel Peace prize winner. He says that it is insanity for a...
Dr. Ibrāhīm Habīb, President of United Copts of Great Britain, filed a lawsuit against Shaykh Yūsuf al-Badrī in Great Britain for soliciting the murder of Copts in his infamous Fatwá stating that apostates should be killed. al-Badrī said in response that the British government has no power over him...
This article outlines a number of different discriminatory statements and issues brought up against Copts in Egypt. Firstly are the statements made by Mohamed Abbas who recently said that Copts are coddled by the Egyptian government and are treated better than Muslims when both are in prison. He...

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