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The Jamā’ah Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) rejected the text of Article 2 of the Constitution and called on the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt to omit the word ‘principles’ of the sharī’ah, threatening to take to the streets and urge the people to refuse the constitution if...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II and Usāma al-Azharī, the President’s adviser on religious affairs, inaugurated the “Youth and Future Industry” conference at Ain Shams University. In the presence of Dr. Suzān al-Qilīnī and Dr. ‘Abd al-Wahāb ‘Izzat, president of Ain Shams University, the conference began with a...
On Friday, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood continued to spread violence and chaos during their demonstrations. Meanwhile, the supporters’ march blocked Ahmad ‘Asamat Street in Ain Shams and they set afire many student checkpoints at al-Haram Street. 
Two members of the Muslim Brotherhood died in clashes with the police in Abd al- Hamīd Ismat Street in al- Salām City. Two more are under arrest due to being accused of killing journalist Mayādah Ashraf and Mary Sāmih in ‘Ayn Shams, last month
Investigations of the East Cairo Prosecution revealed that the two killed Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Muhammad Abu al- Layl and Amin Izzat, had been accused of killing Mayādah Ashraf, al- Dustūr journalist, and Mary Sāmih, in ‘Ayn Shams. 
There is much contention on the death of Mary Sāmih, who was killed Friday March 28, 2014  in ‘Ain Shams. An eye- witness who appeared on 90- Minutes TV show on al- Mihwar Egyptian Channel stated that Mary had a cross hanging in her car. She passed by a Muslim Brotherhood protest. When the...
The death of 26-year-old Mary Sāmih, who was killed in ‘Ain Shams Friday  March 28, brought much pain to the family. Despite the pain that Sāmih George, Mary’s father, is feeling, he forgave the killers in application of Christ’s commandment of love and tolerance. Fr. George Bola, priest of the...
Councilor Hishām Barakāt, the Public Prosecutor, announced yesterday the preliminary results of the investigations carried out by the prosecution in the acts of violence that took place in ‘Ain Shams, Cairo March 29th where masked armed men, joined by  protestors of the Muslim Brotherhood, started...
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have allegedly sent a letter to ISIS, and Abū Bakr al- Baghdādī complaining about the alleged rape of Muslim Brotherhood female supporters in prison. Recent protests of the Muslim Brotherhood in Helwan, Ayn Shams and NasrCity have witnessed the flags of al- Qa’...
Cairo security forces continue to search for the murderers of a police officer and injuring another in front of the Virgin Mary Church in 'Ayn Shams. They managed to arrest 15 suspects. Five of them have been involved in the incident and admitted threatening the two police officers. They also...
A huge fire broke out in the Church of the Virgin Mary in ʿAin Shams, northeast of Cairo. The building has been evacuated and ten fire engines are fighting against the fire to this very moment.  
The crisis of restoring and repairing churches in Egypt has opened widely the door to sectarian strife, prompting the Egyptian government, after the June 30 Revolution in 2013, to endorse Article 235 of the Constitution of 2014, which states that the Parliament is to issue a law for the...
Egypt's Al-Hussainī Abu Daif Committee To Protect Journalists called for a candlelight vigil at the Press Syndicate on Tuesday to commemorate the second anniversary of the death of young journalist Mayāda Ashraf who died while covering clashes between Egyptian police and supporters of the Muslim...
‘Izzat al-Salamunī is a member of Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah’s Cairo Guidance Council. He hails from Salamun village in the district of Tīmah, in the governorate of Suhag in Upper Egypt. He graduated from the Azhar University in Cairo with a degree in commerce. He has adult children from his first wife,...
On April 25, 2013, Jihad Watch contributor Raymond Ibrahim (Ibrāhīm) published in Middle East Forum what he titled “Death to Churches Under Islam; A Study of the Coptic Church.” 
One must be cautious when writing about religious leaders, as they have mastered the art of speaking to an audience. Humans have a penchant for self-deception and self-justification; when mixed with religious language manipulation is easily manufactured, even if unintentionally advanced. People who...
ContentsI. Jansen’s argument: Copts are killed when they violate the Shari’a  II. My comment: Jansen should have mentioned the general lack of security in Egypt  III. Jansen does not know about the construction of new churches in recent years  IV. Does the Shari’a prohibit the building of churches...
  Is Islam responsible for the recent increase in sectarian violence against Coptic Christians? AWR Chief Editor Cornelis Hulsman responds in this week's editorial.      
In al-Jumhūrīyah, page 1, May 20, 2011, reports noted that the Coptic Maspero protests may be solved after a decision to reopen four churches and the release of Coptic detainees in Maspero incidents, proven to be not involved in the incident.  
Following a six hour closed-meeting on May 22, 2011, Christians and Muslim clerics participated in the conciliatory meeting in Ayn Shams. The results of the meeting including things such as maintaining the present situation as is with the church, unless the church can present proof that the factory...

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