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Some Salafī preachers led a smear campaign against candidates said to be staunch supporters of the January 25 revolution in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Muhammad Mursī. Led by a man called Shaykh Tawfīq ‘Ulwān, the preachers called for voting for Musī, threatening that whoever fails...
Meanwhile, the first TV channel for women wearing the niqāb will be launched soon as a Salafist of the name Abū Islām, the owner of this channel, said he thought of the idea after Islamist channels took a decision to exclude the “hijāb-wearing sisters”. [Muhammad Khafājī, Sawt al-Ummah, May 14, p....
In the first press conference held by the committee on monitoring the activities of the mass media covering the presidential elections, rapporteur Majdī Dayf said several violations were spotted by the TV stations during the period between April 30 and May 10. “The committee spotted some excesses...
A Copt’s conversion to Islam in al-‘Adawah town, the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Minya, sparked unrest between Muslim and Christians on Sunday (May 13). Dozens of members of Islamist groups gathered outside the ‘Adawah police station to protect 32-year-old man Ayman Yūsuf Sa’d from his...
Many of Egypt’s 8.5 million Copts are deeply alarmed by the possibility of having an Islamist president, opting rather to vote for former officials in the Mubārak regime. Coptic votes will be mostly divided between Mūsá and Shafīq, both had served in Mubārak’s government, said the Washington Post...
Some Copts backpedaled on support for Dr. ‘Abd al-Mun’im Abū al-Futūh, whom they used to view as more moderate than the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Dr. Muhammad Mursī, after Abū al-Futūh gained the support of Salafists. Copts chose to back the fulūl (Arabic word for remnants) of the former...
Combined army and police force raided several houses in B’ir al-‘Abd and Jilbānah villages in central Sinai on Sunday (May 13) and arrested four suspected of involvement in the largest deal to smuggle weapons from Libyan territories. Forty surface-to-surface missiles, 11,000 bullets and...
Coptic Catholic Patriarch Bishop Antonius Najīb arrives back in Egypt on Thursday (May 17) after a month-long therapeutic trip in the United States. [Michael Viktor, Watanī, May 13, p. 1] Read text in Arabic
Informed sources at the papal seat of the Coptic Orthodox Church revealed that the period to register voters in the election of a new patriarch will be extended until the end of June while nominations will continue to be received until the end of this month. [Ahmad al-Sa’dāwī, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd,...
Meanwhile, the People’s Assembly Culture, Information and Tourism Committee is debating a 44-article bill on the audio-visual mass media to regulate their work after recent violations were spotted. [Muhammad Fathī, al-Ahrām, May 13, p. 7] Read text in Arabic

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