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[Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the Egyptian Constitution reads, “Islam is the official religion of the state, Arabic its official language and the principles of Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation”. Salafists seek removing the word ‘principles’ or replacing it with the word ‘...
Officer Ahmad Bahā’ al-Dīn of al-Qalyubia Security Department suspected a car parked in a dark spot, 50 meters away from al-‘Abd Mall in the city of Tūkh, on the agricultural highway, at 08:00 pm on Thursday (June 7). It turned out that the car was boarded by Salafī legislator ‘Alī Wanīs of al-Nūr...
In a statement on the “Sawt Al-Salaf” or the “Voice of Salaf” video footage, Dr. Yāsir Burhāmī issued a religious edict (fatwá) saying that ”Muslims who oppose the Sharī’ah-based Constitution are hypocrites, even if they fast and pray according to Islamic rules and consider themselves Muslims”.  ...
On Sunday, Chancellor Nāṣir al-Dahshān, Senior Solicitor-General of the Court of Appeal in Alexandria, Egypt, received a complaint filed against Aḥmad al-ʿArajāwī, a House of Representatives MP for al-Nūr Party, accusing him of rabble-rousing in the country. Attorney Tāriq Maḥmūd, who presented...
The People’s Assembly, in its session on Monday (March 19) under Speaker Dr. Muhammad Sa’d al-Katātnī, mourned the death of Pope Shenouda as “one lost great national symbol who left a large space in the political arena while Egypt is going through a decisive period of time,” calling on the...
The Nūr party has threatened to pull out of the Constituent Assembly after his requests were rejected. Sharīf Taha, the spokesman of the party, stated that there were agreements concerning Article 219 of the Constitution, but the requests of the party were not achieved. Salāh Abdul Ma’būd, the...
Doctor Najīb Jubrā’īl, head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization, has requested a meeting with Pope Tawadros to reform the Clerical Council. Jubrā’īl  has requested that more civilians, such as lawyers, psychologists, and social workers, participate in the Council. In addition, he...
Unknown assailants set fire to a church in Nigeria, damaging the building and its contents. The recently-built church is the subject of some local controversy over the ownership of the land the church is built on (Author not mentioned, al-Yawm al-Sāb’, Feb. 28, p. 2). Read original text in Arabic.
Four Copts and one Muslim were murdered in Burj al-‘Arab area in what appears to be a crime motivated by personal rather than religious reasons. The five victims were farm workers, who had apparently insulted, abused, and expelled from the farm a newly hired farm worker, Taha Mūsá. Mūsá has since...
The Administrative Court at the Council of State has repealed a Mubārak-era law relating to church building. Law number 291 from 2005 gave governors the authority to issue licenses to Christian religious communities regarding the building, expansion, refurbishment, or demolition of existing...

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