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A number of the Azhar Scholars, members of the “Egyptian Family House” and the three Egyptian churches welcomed the draft law on building houses of worship. They all asked for its issuance as soon as possible in order to face the sectarian fitnah that takes place every now and then. The Azhar...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III announced celebrating 40th anniversary of his ordination as head of Egypt's Coptic Christian church next Monday (November 14, 2011).  [Reviewer's Note: News story was also mentioned in al-Wafd, page 3, November 13, 2011 and al-Ahrām, page 11, November 11, 2011.]...
Sohag security forces contained fitnah between Muslims and Catholic Christians in Kūm Gharīb village in Tamā town, Sohag governorate. Three Muslims had filed a report to Major General 'Abd al-'Azīz al-Nahās that 33-year-old Father Yūsif Fawzī of the Catholic Church of Virgin Mary built domes and...
Dr. Yāsir Burhāmī, vice president of the salafists call or salafists da'wah, said that salafists do not seek power but they only want to reform the society. He noted that they are participating in the upcoming elections to protect the Islamic identity of Egypt. Burhāmī believes that Copts should...
A lot of people are skeptical about Coptic participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections, however, a number of Christian prominent figures asserted that Copts will strongly participate to choose the best candidate who will play an important role in drafting the new constitution that will...
Yāsir Burhāmī, deputy president of the Salafist Da'wah (Call) Organization, said that his group does not seek power, adding it only aims to protect the constitution and reform the society.
Many people negatively judge the Coptic love and loyalty towards Egypt. They claim that the Copts are more comparable on the cultural and mood level to the Western Christianity than to Egypt and the Arab world. There is, for example, a tradition applied here up till now which is the absence of the...
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the U.S. is ready to cooperate with Islamic movements that will reach power, adding that not all Islamists are alike. The Secretary of State believes that dictatorial regimes intimidated its people and made them accept autocratic regimes to avoid...
  Maspero's youth union has been monitoring the investigative report prepared by the National Council for Human rights which was recently published. The report centers around the Maspero incidents that took place on the 9th of October, leaving 27 dead and hundreds of injured victims. According to...
The United States of America welcomes the Muslim Brotherhood's ascension to power if they win through a fair elections in Egypt. This statement came through the U.S. special coordinator for transitions in the Middle East, William Taylor. Read original text in Arabic
There have been wide reactions among the Civil Organizations of Human Rights, activists and rightful people regarding the results of the investigative report of the National Council for Human Rights in the Maspero incidents. There have been both opponents and supporters. The majority considered the...
  Bishop Yu'annis, secretary of H.H. Pope Shenouda III, said that the Coptic pope sent his approval of the law on the construction of houses of worship and churches to the Egyptian Cabinet and the Supreme Military Council. Bishop Yu'annis added that the Pope had intended to visit the Grand Shaykh...
Lieutenant General Sāmī 'Anān, chief of staff and deputy chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), stressed the importance of continued investigations into the Maspero incidents during the current period to recognize and penalize those who are involved in such incidents, and to...
The Military Prosecution denied rumors about accusing the deceased Mīnā Danīyāl [died in Maspero incidents] of incitement. [Danīyāl died during the Coptic protests in Maspero, which took place on October 9, 2011. Copts were protesting the burning of Saint George's Church in al-Marīnāb village in...
  Head of the Coptic Christian Church Pope Shenouda III today decided to cancel the celebration of his 40th year as Pope to stand in solidarity with martyrs’ families.   The Pope decided to cancel the celebration both because of the poor situation in Egypt and because the Copts recently lost 23 of...
The murder of the student Ayman Nabīl Labīb at the hands of his classmates at Mallawī High School after a fight with the latter during break time has raised many question marks. Have our schools turned into enclaves for thuggery? Has thuggery, which has recently become one of the distinctive...
Subhī Sālih, the Muslim Brotherhood's prominant leader, revealed that the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) needs the MB in the next parliamentary elections to complete the organizational structure. He added that the MB and FJP is seeking to apply Sharī'ah gradually.   Read original text in Egypt
"Muslims and Christians being together is the goal in Egypt and in the whole world...Praying to God to achieve peace is a path to open our hearts and ask God to give us wisdom, courage and strength to drive us toward the future," Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald Apostolic Nuncio to Egypt said during...
Salafī al-Nūr Party will hold a rally in Hārit al-Yahūd, also know as the Jews' alley, in al-Manshyah area in Egypt. Jews resided in this area in the 1960s, and it later became a place of criminal activity and drug dealing. The rally will present procedures to fight this negative phenomenon in...
The governors' council discussed with Dr. 'Isām Sharaf, Prime Minister, the preparations for the upcoming elections. The PM also called for a fast counting of unlicensed churches to be included in preparing the draft law that will regulate building houses of worship. Read original text in Arabic
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