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This article first appeared in Pokrof in 2011 under the title Strakke Koptische Huwelijkswetgeving leidt tot spanningen; binnenkerkelijk, politiek en interreligieus.  AWR reader Dr. Rachel Scott, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech...
Abrām Lewis, the founder of the Association of Victims of Abductions and Enforced Disappearances (AVAED), said AVAED will meet within the next few days with Dr. Tayīb and senior clerics of the Azhar to discuss the association’s demands to re-apply the guidance and advice sessions for Christian...
Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
Most of the editorials in the newspapers are criticizing salafists' practices in sparking a fitnah in the nation. They comment on salafists' protests in front of Saint Mark Cathedral in al-'Abāsīyah demanding the release of both Kāmīliyā Shihātah and Wafā' Constantine, reportedly detained by the...
Cairo's prosecution starts investigating the Kāmīiya Shihātah case after referring it to the Western Cairo Prosecution in light of the various reports about her disappearance [Read original text in Arabic]. In Ākhir Sā'ah magazine, page 12 and 13, May 4, 2011, Nabīl Lūqā Bibāwī said that neither...
In this article, the author highlights a voice recording published at al-Marsad al-Islāmī Limuqāwmat al-Tansīr (Islamic Observatory for the Resistance to Christianization) website http://www.tanseerel.com by a Muslim who alleged that he hosted Kamīliyā after she declared her desire to convert to...
'Abd al-Masīh Basīt, priest of the Virgin Mary Church in Musturud, asserts that Wafā’ Constantine declared herself Christian and that returning to her home would have threatened her life and stirred up sectarian tensions. She lives in a safe place affiliated to a monastery. Security forces are...
  Hundreds of salifīs and religious associations demonstrated in front of the Council of State, Tuesday evening, demanding the release of Kāmīliyā Shihātah, the wife of a priest from a church in Minya, as well as Wafā’ Costantine and a number of other [claimed] abducted Muslim women.    
  A large number of salifīs attacked Dr. 'Isām Sharaf's vehicle, the new Prime Minister, after leaving the ministers' cabinet Tuesday afternoon.  
Dr. Ibrāhīm Habīb, President of United Copts of Great Britain, filed a lawsuit against Shaykh Yūsuf al-Badrī in Great Britain for soliciting the murder of Copts in his infamous Fatwá stating that apostates should be killed. al-Badrī said in response that the British government has no power over him...

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