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For the first time since four years, the three Egyptian Churches celebrate Easter at the same time, on the coming Saturday evening. Father Rafīq Jarīsh, spokesperson for the Catholic Church, said that this year all Churches in the world celebrate Easter at the same day because the eastern and the...
[Reviewer’s Note: The paper mentioned that Israeli Member of Knesset Michael Ben-Ari from the National Union Party has burnt a copy of the Bible while he actually tore a New Testament from a copy of the Holy Book and threw it in the trash bin] Najīb Jabrā’īl, Chairman of the Egyptian Union for...
Another Coptic activist, John Tal’at, called for expelling the Israeli ambassador in response to Ben-Ari’s destroying a New Testament, urging strong actions against such “insolence”. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, July 20, p. 13] Read original text in Arabic
A salafī-leaning newspaper, al-Rahmā, harshly criticized public figures in the Egyptian society and said those persons are conspiring against the January 25 Revolution. The paper named talk show host Sayīd ‘Alī, former parliament member Muhammad Abū Hāmid, outspoken critic of Islamists Tawfīq ‘...
The addition of the phrase “...and non-Muslims may have recourse to their own religious laws” to the constitution is needless because Islam guarantees non-Muslims to practice their rituals and beliefs freely anyway. There are no texts in the Egyptian constitutions since 1923 that forbid a woman, a...
For the third week running, the missionary Al Hayat TV is still airing its programs insolently attacking and insulting the Prophet Muhammad, his wife ‘Ā’ishah and the sahābah (companions) on Nilesat. Several citizens appealed to President Muhammad Mursī via messages and faxes to the republican...
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius and Minister of Antiquities Muhammad Ibrāhīm co-inaugurated the first museum of the belongings and possessions of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, July 20, p. 6] Read original text in Arabic
Coptic movements and figures slammed a so-called fatwá by Dr. Yāsir Burhāmī, the deputy chairman of the Salafī Da’wah (Call) Movement, rendering as harām (religiously forbidden in Islam) any taxi drivers getting priests to their churches and said “this is worse than driving some people to pubs”....
In an early hour of Thursday (July 19), Major General ‘Umar Sulaymān, the former vice president and Egypt’s spy chief, breathed his last of cardiopulmonary problems at Cleveland Clinic in the U.S. state of Ohio. He was 77. “The Egyptian embassy is now undertaking procedures to carry the body to ...
[Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the Egyptian Constitution of 1971 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 sought removing the word ‘principles’ or replacing it with the...

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