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Major General 'Abd al-'Azīz Qūrah received notification of hundreds of villagers gathering in front of a Muslim’s house following these rumors. Consequently, the security forces managed to control the situation and the investigation revealed that the owner of the burnt house was making bread when...
Due to a new rumor claiming that Copts had attacked a Muslim house and set it on fire, the clashes began again in Banī Ahmed al-Sharqīya. This led to a security alert to contain the clashes (Hasan 'Abd al-Ghafār, al-Yawm al-Sābi', Aug. 9).Read original text in Arabic.
Ayad Mossad [ʿAyyād Musʿad] discusses his time as foundation chairman of the Arab-West Report as well as some background information on his life. Accompanied is a contextual commentary included by Cornelis Hulsman.
Editor AWR: The Center for Arab-West Understanding had invited Prof. Dr. Ḥassan M. Wajīh Ḥassan to provide a response to a lecture of H.E. Lord George Carey on July 13, 2018. Dr. Wajīh suffered of pain in his spine and was unable to come and for that reason wrote a “response” to a lecture that he...
Al-Misrī al-Yawm reported on the same story and said that the report pointed out “negligence” in avoiding attacks on Christians in Egypt. [Author not mentioned, al-Misrī al-Yawm, July 31, p.1] Read original text in Arabic 
Several top religious authorities and the Azhar lashed out at the candidacy of Dr. Muhammad Yusrī Ibrāhīm, Secretary General for the general association for rights and reformation, as Minister of Religious Endowments (Awqāf).Sufī orders called on Dr. Muhammad Mursī, President of the Republic, to...
Several top religious authorities and the Azhar lashed out at the candidacy of Dr. Muhammad Yusrī Ibrāhīm, Secretary General for the general association for rights and reformation, as Minister of Religious Endowments (Awqāf).Sufī orders called on Dr. Muhammad Mursī, President of the Republic, to...
The communication committee of the Constituent Assembly (charged with drafting a new Egyptian constitution) conducted its first meeting with the title “draft your constitution” in Sharm al-Shaykh.The governor of Sinai said that the committee’s goal is to hear all suggestions to make sure Sinai...
Al-Misrī al-Yawm reported on the same story and said that the report pointed out “negligence” in avoiding attacks on Christians in Egypt. [Author not mentioned, al-Misrī al-Yawm, July 31, p.1] Read original text in Arabic 
A new proposed article by the Azhar criminalizing any insults to God, the prophets, Orthodox Caliphs or the Prophet Muhammad’s wives stirred differences and arguments between the top Sunni institution and Copts. [Rajab al-Murshidī and Salāh al-Dīn Hassan, al-Watan, July 24, p. 5] Read text in...
Dr. Amnah Nusayr, a professor at the AzharUniversity, termed as “shameful” the incident, adding the Bible is a holy book and its desecration should not be ignored by any of the followers of all divine religions. Dr. Zakī ‘Uthmān, a member of the senior scholars board in the Azhar, said Jews do not...
Civil movements rejected a proposal by ‘Ādil ‘Afīfī, leader of the salafī al-Asālah (Authenticity) Party, to form a commission of top scholars comprising salafī preachers and Azhar officials to be in charge of interpreting the principles of the sharī’ah stated in the Egyptian Constitution,...
A new proposed article by the Azhar criminalizing any insults to God, the prophets, Orthodox Caliphs or the Prophet Muhammad’s wives stirred differences and arguments between the top Sunni institution and Copts. [Rajab al-Murshidī and Salāh al-Dīn Hassan, al-Watan, July 24, p. 5] Read text in...
Meanwhile, the lists of voters electing a new pope for the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who died in March, were placed on the notice boards of the St. Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah and churches in governorates. The eligible Coptic voters number...
Supporters and fans of Dānyāl, who was a member of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party and a co-founder of the Maspero Youth Union, celebrated his 21st birthday which he never lived to see. [‘Alyā’ Hāmid, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, July 24, p. 5] Read text in Arabic
The Egypt Copts Coalition participated in a ceremony it organized on Monday (July 23) to commemorate martyr Mīnā Dānyāl, who was killed during the October 9, 2011 incidents outside the state radio and TV building in the area of Maspero. [Shādyah Yūsuf, al-Ahrām, July 24, p. 4] Read original text in...
Meanwhile, leaders of salafī parties and movements said the implementation of the hudūd (system of penalties for offences and crimes in Islam) has become imminent because the people strongly support that, adding the secularists are weak and excel nothing but blabbering while they do not have actual...
A new proposed article by the Azhar criminalizing any insults to God, the prophets, Orthodox Caliphs or the Prophet Muhammad’s wives stirred differences and arguments between the top Sunni institution and Copts. [Rajab al-Murshidī and Salāh al-Dīn Hassan, al-Watan, July 24, p. 5] Read text in...
Civil movements rejected a proposal by ‘Ādil ‘Afīfī, leader of the salafī al-Asālah (Authenticity) Party, to form a commission of top scholars comprising salafī preachers and Azhar officials to be in charge of interpreting the principles of the sharī’ah stated in the Egyptian Constitution,...
Al-Wafd Party said it abides by the papers signed with other political parties and movements, including the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and salafī parties and said it rejects any attempts to change Article II of the Constitution. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, July 24, p...

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