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After Compass Direct claimed Ingy Edwar, a young Christian woman, was kidnapped, AWR made its own research. AWR found no evidence she was kidnapped.
President Hosni Mubarak has issued a decision to the effect that January 7, Christmas in Egypt, is a national holiday for all Egyptians. The decision was highly praised and welcomed.
On the occasion of Christmas, His Beatitude Cardinal Stephanos II, Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt, wrote an article that was published in both al-Ahram and al-Akhbar on "The Christmas of Love." Dr. Laila Takla and Zein al-Abeedin al-Rekabi wrote in al-Ahram and Asharq Al-Awsat...
British authorities deposed Egyptian fundamentalist Abū Hamza al-Masri from being the Imām of Finsbury Park Mosque because he used his position to give political statements. The ?Sun? paper reported the news of his deposition and asked its readers to call him on his cellular phone and ask him to...
Scotland Yard raided the mosque where Egyptian fundamentalist Abū Hamza al-Masri preaches, after receiving information from the French intelligence service about it. British officials stressed that such measures are not against Islām. al-Masri led the Friday prayers in the street for two...
Issues related to anti-Semitism are discussed in four of the papers of this week. Most articles question the connection established between criticizing Israel and anti- Semitism. See also art. 2 and 3
Editor-in-chief of Sout al-Ummah has written a two-part article on monotheism. Some of the points he raised are understood to be directed against the Christian faith in the Holy Trinity and reincarnation. The priest of the Hanging Church responds to his articles and a Coptic attorney has...
For three consecutive issues, Rose al-Youssef devoted a special file for comments on the Egyptian identity under a general title ?Egypt is First and Before All.? Part of the file is three interviews with poet and writer Ahmed Abdel-Mo’ti Hegazi. Among his comments on the effects of Arab nationalism...
The Criminal Court of Sohag ruled in the case of al-Kosheh riots. Only two defendants out of 96 are convicted but not for killing. The Egyptian Church declared rejection of the ruling and al-Kalema Center for Human Rights issued a statement expressing disappointment at the ruling and asking for...
Al-Qahera published three articles commenting on the Arab Culture Conference in Cairo. Al-Liwa al-Islami interviewed three Muslim scholars to comment on the conference.
The four newspapers comment on the Arab Culture Conference in Cairo. Some articles praise it and others think it is an ?anti-Islam? conference.
List of articles on Christmas. The articles touch upon the spiritual connotations and values of the birth of Jesus Christ and praise the decision of President Mubarak in establishing January 7 as a national holiday for Muslims and Christians.
Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi issued a fatwa that allows physicians to discontinue the life equipment used for the person who is clinically dead or whose brain stem is dead. Al-Qaradawi stressed that the fatwa is based on medical researches as well as on the Shari?a. He added that body organs of such...
One of the issues that surfaced after September 11 is the issue of "religious discourse" and its importance in showing that Islam is not a religion of violence and terrorism. Articles covered in this press review show what kind of religious discourse is needed today and whether there are Western...
A meeting was held in the Swiss Club between the Muslim Brotherhood and European diplomats under the supervision of Saad Eddin Ibrahim, head of the Ibn Khaldoun Center for Developmental Studies. Some papers report that this meeting is one of the reasons behind the latest campaign of the government...
Criticism of a documentary film on the Holy Virgin aired by the B.B.C. The film claims that Mary was not a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus Christ and that Jesus was the outcome of a relationship she had with a Roman leader.
Asharq Al-Awsat pubished interviews with Karm Zuhdi, the leader of the Gama?a Al-Islamiya in Egypt on July 15 and July 16. The interviews ran by Abdel-Lateef Al-Manawi, brought about comments by Sawt Al-Umma, Al-Wafd and Rose El-Youssef due to the obvious ideological changes reflected in Zuhdi?s...
Many articles in the Egyptian press describe the Shiite celebration that has been hosted in Karbala in the honor of Al-Hussein Ibn Ali. Some articles discuss the beliefs of Shiite Muslims, in the light of the Iraqi crisis. Others speak about inter-Islamic dialogue and the necessity of a union...
Asharq Al-Awsat and Al-Qahera gave a summary of a new book by the Gama’a Al-Islamiya about the Qai?da network. Al-Musawwar and Al-Ahram Al-Arabi interviewed two of the leaders of the group to comment on its ideological reconsiderations.
The Arab Culture Conference in Cairo, which was organized by the Ministry of Culture and the Supreme Council of Culture, from the first to the third of July, received a lot of criticism. It is believed to have called for Western intervention and for anti-Islamic ideas. The conference, titled ?...

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