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On the evening of 3rd July, the Summer School students watched the thought-provoking film One Hand: The Movie, an intense film focusing on Muslim-Christian relations in revolutionary Egypt, following the January 2011 bombing of the Coptic Orthodox Two Saints Church in the city of Alexandria.
The Coptic Orthodox Church denounced the statements of ‘Imād ‘Abd al-Ghaffūr and calls it a “political failure”. ‘Abd al-Ghaffūr, vice-president, had accused Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II of planting fanaticism in the Church and called his era “secluded”. 
The electoral alliance announced by Hāzim Salāh Abū Ismā’īl includes al-Ansār Party, al-‘Ummah, al-Sha’b, and al-Nūr al-Jadīd. He will announce the partners of his new alliance and the name of his new political party within hours. This alliance is considered the largest Salafī alliance .
President Muhammad Mursī decision to appoint 90 members of the Shūrá Council came as an evidence that Islamists, especially the MB, will have control over the number of appointees. This contradicts with spokesperson for the President Yāsir ‘Alī’s statements that 75 percent of appointees will not be...
Secretary of al-Nūr Party for Monufia governorate, Usāmah ‘Abd al-Munsif, confirmed his party’s support for citizenship rights for all citizens, including Egyptian Copts.
During a conference held bySalafī D’awah movement under the title “Know your Constitution”, Dr. Yāsir Burhāmi, leader of the movement, claimed that there is a plan to thwart the Islamic project. The Salafīs are calling for an intensification of their work on the ground to counter the strength of...
The Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party and its parent organization Salafī Da’wah (Call) Movement launched a campaign to raise awareness of citizens on the importance of voting in favor of the draft constitution in a referendum that would take place soon and refutation of criticism against articles in the...
Dr. Yūnis Makhyūn, the representative of the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party in the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, said the party would adamantly stick to the rulings of the sharī’ah in the article on equality between men and women. [Muhammad Gharīb, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Oct...
The ‘Id al-Adhá prayers in Alexandria switched from spiritual to political as Salafī Da’wah (Call) and Muslim Brotherhood leaders delivered fiery sermons in squares all over the Mediterranean city. [Rāmī Yāsīn, al-Ahrām, Oct. 27, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic
Dr. Sha’bān ‘Abd al-‘Alīm, Secretary of the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party in Beni Suef, said Article 2 of the Constitution was the most controversial simply because the mass media depicted to citizens that the Salafists came just to implement the sharī’ah that Bishop Bula gave candies in expression...
On the other hand, Dr. Yāsir Burhāmī, a founder of the Salafī Call, the parent organization of al-Nūr (Light) Party, said his movement will call on the people to reject the constitution if the constituent assembly refrained from interpreting the phrase the “principles of the sharī’ah” in Article II...
Al-Nūr Party has warned against amending the article. Dr. Sha’baān Abdal ‘Alīm, the assistant secretary general of the party, stated that amending the third article may allow the marriage of gays and stated that Islam only recognizes Christianity and Judaism.
In a conciliatory session, al-Nūr Party on Wednesday (Aug. 8) successfully ended yet another sectarian unrest that broke out a few days ago in the village of Makram, Abū Humus township, al-Beheira governorate. A feud had erupted between two Christian and Muslim families as clashes between the two...
Salafīs have refused to implement the decision of the Ministry of Endowments which prohibits preaching of those who are not imāms.
  Tamarrod launches a campaign in solidarity with the Copts and against religious extremism that calls for religious division. The party advocated the importance of national solidarity and the need to move away from certain parties which aim to divide the national community. 
The vice president of the Nūr Salafist party, Talaʿat Mazrūq, praised several elements of the new election law, stating “the most important of the positives in the current election law is that it has sacked all the remains of the previous regime (filūl) and identified their most important weapon—...
The Salafi Front called for an Islamic Revolution under the name “A Revolt of the Muslim Youth” at the end of the current month, without specifically prohibiting the use of weapons. However, Salāh ʿAbd al-Maʿabūd a member of the high commission of the Nūr party said the effect of the Salafi Front...
The terrorist operations that took place today throughout Sinai responsible for 40 deaths and 30 injured aim at thwarting the Egyptian state. Meanwhile the General Secretary of the al-Nūr party asked the political leadership for firmness and decisiveness to eradicate the roots of terrorism in Egypt...
The Nūr Party started a campaign to support al-Sīsī in the presidential elections.
For the second week in a row, the Endowment Department in Minya failed to put the mosques of the Jamā’ah al- Islāmiyah under control. Last week this made Endowment Ministry officers file a complaint in the police station against Muhammad Yaqūb, a popular Salafī preacher. The same incident recurred...

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