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Despite announcements from the government that it would organize outdoor spaces for ‘Īd (Eid) prayers, and would not permit others organized by the people, the Salafi Call organized prayers in 40 squares in Alexandria as well as 7 in Marsá Matrūh.
In a move viewed as a withdrawal of its support of the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmiyyah has called on all groups to review their stances and engage in a comprehensive dialogue in order to ‘realize the goals of the revolution and shape the future of our homeland’. 
There has been a renewal of the battle between Salafis and intellectuals concerning the concept of ‘adhāb al-qabr (torment inflicted by God on unbelievers in their tombs from death until the Day of Judgment), after TV presenter Ibrāhīm ‘Īssá denied its existence, supporting his view with a video of...
Prominent Christians and organizations worldwide voiced their alarm as the city of Mosul was emptied of Christians for the first time in the history of Iraq. The Egyptian Orthodox Church condemned the forced displacement of Christians from Mosul, while Pope Francis expressed his feelings of shame...
Sharīf al-Hawārī, a prominent leader in the Salafi Call, has said that the recent law on preaching in mosques is ‘tailored against us’, and that the organization is aware of efforts to get rid of them, adding that Yāsir Burhānī, vice-president of the Salafist Call, was still waiting for a permit.
The Attorney General, Council Hishām Barakāt, has referred twenty members of the terrorist group Ajnād Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) for an immediate criminal trial, accused of killing police officers, citizens, and damaging public and private property and possessions.
A number of Coptic movements, most prominent among them the Middle Eastern Forum for Freedom (Muntadá al-Sharq al’Awsat li-l-Hurriyyāt) and Democratic Egyptian Solidarity (al-Tadāmun al-Misrī al-Dīmuqrātī) have protested outside the embassy of the Vatican, demanding Pope Francis and the Security...
A leading figure in the Salafī organization has released information regarding the organization’s participation in the upcoming ‘Īd al-Fitr prayers. The source clarified that no Salafī sheikhs have received permits from the Ministry of Endowments to lead ‘Īd prayers, but will do so anyway,...
 The anger of members of the Salafi Call at the refusal of the Ministry of Religious Endowments to grant a permit to allowing Doctor Bassām al-Zarqā, Vice-President of the Nūr Party, to deliver sermons has emerged. The Ministry has granted permits to some of the leaders of the Salafi Call, but not...
ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria) has introduced a testimony for new members in Iraq, in which they declare that they are ‘not an unbeliever’. In the pledge new recruits must repent for having committed bid‘ (innovation / heresy in religion), and each declaration is valid for three...

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