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Dr. Halīm Nāshid believes that freedom of the press as well as of speech cannot be justified as a means of waging an attack on religious beliefs. He says that he supports a suggestion to increase the criminal penalties for contempt of religion.
Drs. Hulsman’s report discusses the state of past and present relations between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. The paper opens by giving information about Pope Shenouda III and the most important incidents that have taken place during his reign. The second half of the paper then looks at specific...
The South Cairo Court holds a hearing today for a lawsuit filed by victims of the sectarian incidents of Muḥarrām Bik, demanding that the Ministry of Interior provide them with five million Egyptian pounds in compensation.
The sectarian sedition which occurred in Alexandria and moved from Muharram Bik to al-‘Asāfrah and al-Jaysh Street in al-Dikhīlah could also move to other places if the individuals responsible are not exposed and punished.
The author comments on the recent Shūrá Council’s mid-term elections. He believes that the coverage of the election was mediocre, and that poor press coverage of events is helping to further distance the concept of citizenship.
Eyewitnesses denied the misleading coverage of ’al- Qāhirah al-Yawm’ [Cairo Today] program on the fire in Mār Jirjis in Alexandria which raised skeptical questions on the incident and brought back memories of the sectarian strife that occurred in Muḥarrām Bik in Alexandria.
Nabīl Zakī analyses human rights violations committed by Egyptian police.
The author discusses the prevalence of rumors in Egypt and how often the consequences of such rumors are more serious than their original cause. He notes the work of Drs. Hulsman in researching the factual events of claims of Christian persecution and Muslim outrage and in providing an electronic...
The author reviews a book by Islamic thinker Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā about relations between Muslims and non-Muslims in an Islamic state and casts doubts about the alleged moderate approach of al-‘Awwā.
Ashley Makar discusses the paranoia surrounding the issue of conversion, the Alexandria incidents and the words of hatred spouted by both some Muslims and Christians, calling for dialogue and openness.


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