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A source has claimed that the Committee for Citizenship is a machine to gather votes and to persuade Copts to support a particular political group or figure. Men of the church claimed it merely encouraged Copts to engage politically, without suggesting any affiliation. 
This book was first published in 2012 by CIDT in Arabic.
Copts in the Egyptian media 42 Our reading of the Cairo papers this week takes us to the weekly, State-owned al-Mussawar and the file it recently published on “Do Copts hate the July Revolution?” In his article entitled, “Copts under Jamāl 'Abd al-Nāsir,” Midhat Bishāy attempted to cite both the...
Hulsman flags up articles 5-8 in this issue that concern sūrah 2:256 of the Qur’ān and whether it is abrogated or not. He also draws the reader’s attention to a number of article that focus on issues that threaten the social peace of society
Hānī Labīb asks the Islamic figure lawyer Tharwat al-Kharabāwī if Muslims will execute a court ruling that prohibits polygamy. The question comes amid debates over the recent decision of the Coptic Orthodox Church of ignoring a court verdict that obligates the church to license the re-marriage for...
Midhat Bishāy complains about the lack of tolerance that exists between the Coptic Orthodox Church’s leaders and their opponents.
Midhat Bishāy writes about the life, work and achievements of two Egyptian historians; Jamāl Badawī and Yūnān Labīb Rizq, who passed away a few weeks ago.
Sahīf al-Dawākhilī reports on a recent fatwá released by the Azhar-affiliated Fatwá Committee about the punishment of murtadds. Al-Dawākhilī predicts that this fatwá might ignite some clashes between the Azhar and the church.
Midhat Bishāy writes about the significance of the birth of Jesus Christ, drawing a link between the celebrations of Christmas and the sectarian incidents in Isnā.
Midḥat Bishāy responds to a previous article in al-Qāhirah, the article was written by Yāsir Gabriel, a Coptic author, who has criticized Bishāy’s stances on a number of issues related to Copts and the church.


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