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Security forces in Asyūt, Upper-Egypt, violate presidential rulings about building and restoring churches in the governorate. The governor of Asyūt established eight conditions that seemed to have made the affair more complicated.
International Religious Freedom Report 2006, released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.
Swift intensive efforts were made this week to contain a Muslim-Christian crisis due to a blasphemous article, by a Muslim writer, about a former monk. Thousands of angry youths protested against the article, the Government was accused of being in collusion with the paper, Pope Shenouda...
The writer discusses the attitude of President Mubarak towards building churches in the light of establishing the church of the Holy Virgin at Al-Qanater Al-Khairiya, Qalyubia governorate.
The Antiquities Department issued a report to the effect that the Church of the Martyr George in Assiut is not listed as a historical site. The report, which was sent to all concerned bodies, undermines the argument used by State Security to prevent prayers in the church.
Dr. Aly Gomaa, Egypt’s mufti—the highest Islamic cleric authorized to issue fatwa or Islamic legal opinion, in an interview with Watani International said that the call to put the Egyptian house in order was needless, since the Egyptian house was already in. admirable order. I thus find it...
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