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The Global Fatwa Index (GFI) affiliated to Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ and General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide reported that it has monitored 500 samples on various fatwas that have been issued over the years by official institutes as well as by radical and ultra-conservative Islamist...
On the margin of his participation to the Synod of the Catholic Bishops held this year in Baghdad, Coptic Catholic Patriarch Isḥāq Ibrāhīm toured the Iraqi capital to take pics under the colossal statue of the city’s founder, Abu-Ghaʿfar al-Manṣūr. Accompanied by his secretary, Father Būlus Bibāwī...
  As demonstrations continue in various parts of Egypt, opinion articles in Egyptian newspapers on Monday emphasized their opinion that the weekend attack in Alexandria was planned abroad and that foreign forces will not succeed in breaking Egypt's national unity...    
  Egyptian newspapers on Monday appeared to carefully avoid charges of stoking the fires of sectarianism, largely refraining from sensationalist reporting on the Alexandria church attack, and instead giving much attention to unification efforts between Muslims and Christians, as well as ongoing...
  Jayson Casper considers the attack in Alexandria and the resulting sectarian demonstrations which arose in its wake. He explores some of the contextual issues and finds hope in an interfaith effort promoted by a dialogue group in the city. Even so, efforts to find meaning in the tragedy must go...
  AWR Chief Editor Cornelis Hulsman says that the government, Muslims, and Christians need to work together to address the growing sectarian tension in Egypt in order to prevent future attacks, such as the the New Year's Day bombing of a Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, which left 21 dead and...
A woman dressed in black who lost her husband in the recent Sayyidat al-Najāh church massacre came a day before Christmas celebrations to mourn her husband at the same spot where her husband died. In the past few weeks, Baghdad has witnessed armed operations targeting Christians. Many have died and...
In the light of the recent “Sayyidat al-Najāh” church massacre by al-Qā‘idah in Iraq and threats made against the Egyptian church, member of the Shurá Council affiliated to al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmiyyah, Dr. Nājih Ibrāhīm, is interviewed by al-Dustūr. He said that, according to Islamic Sharī’ah, Muslims...
The Supreme Emergency Court of the State Security in al-Ismā‘īlīyah extend the detention of the accused of terrorist bombing in Sinai and Sharm al-Shaykh of 2005 and 2006.

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