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Shaykh Usāmah Hāfiz, deputy chairman of the al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah Shūra (Consultative) Council, said that the Jamā'ah has played a part in containing the sectarian fitnah that followed the murder of an Assiut priest and the incidents that erupted in Abū Qurqās. "The United States is capitalizing...
Engineer Salāh Hāshim, one of the founders of the Jamā'ah Islāmīyah (Islamic Group), said unity of the different factions and movements would furnish an opportunity for the Islamists to make it to power.
Shaykh 'Alā' Abū al-'Azāyim, the head of the Sufi 'Azmīyah Order, said his group has never supported Mubārak or his regime as some rumor, adding the Sufis are never silent over rulers' injustice because Sufis are not parasites in the society. "The Supreme Council for Sufi Orders is fighting whoever...
Hours after the killing of Egyptian soldier by Israeli forces, the Egyptian deputy ambassador to Israel took iftar at Israeli President Shimon Peres' house in Jerusalem.  The Egyptian ambassador, Yasser Reda, had declined the invitation. Peres expressed his regrets at the death of Egyptian citizens...
The Supreme State Security Prosecution held 'Ādil Labīb, Coptic businessman, and others in custody for 15 days for further investigation, accusing them of meditated murder, and jeopardizing general security.  
Maurice Sādiq assured that he plans to return to Cairo within a few days, and that no one can prevent him from visiting his country. He noted that he will challenge the case and will turn to the Hague-based International Court of Justice if the verdict was not suspended.  
A church source denied what was published in the news about church instructions to prevent the participation of Copts in the second Friday of wrath. The source assured that Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III is still on his health trip in the United States of America, and did not make any statements...
The military court issued a decision to freeze imprisoning 'Abīr Fakhrī, Imbābah sedition-monger. They will reconsider her sentence on June 9, 2011. The State Security prosecution is investigating the incidents in Imbābah. On a different note, the State Security prosecution is considering the...
A church source, from the Papal See, assured that Kāmīliyā Shihātah, Dayr Mawās priest's wife, will appear before the prosecution on May 24, 2011 after being summoned on May 14, 2011. The source said that the decision came after discussions with a number of legal consultants for the Coptic Church,...
Dr. Muhammad Salīm al-'Awā, Islamic thinker, said that the Muslim Brotherhood is the biggest power in the Arab world, assuring that he will not vote for a candidate unless he first ensures his religious commitment. "We don't want a candidate who won't mention Allah's Name before he speaks," said al...
AWR's Diana Maher Ghali writes a two days' press review on Imbābah incidents.  
The Ministry of Awqāf managed to take back al-Nūr mosque pulpit after the salafī movement snatched it away during the past Fridays. After Friday prayers clashes had erupted between security forces and the military on one hand and the salafists on the other. [Reviewer's Note: News story was also...
A march of thousands of people started from al-Nūr mosque to the U.S. embassy in Cairo/Egypt condemning the death of al-Qā'idah leader Usāmah Bin Lādin. Shaykh Hāfiz Salāmah, the leader of the protesters, went to the embassy first by car and did not participate in the march because of his old age...
Dr. Nasr Farīd Wāsil, former Muftī of the Republic and member of the Islamic Research Academy, said that niqāb is not a farīdah or a religious duty, but should be categorized as personal freedom.
'Isām Sharaf visited Qena, where he met clerics and asserted that Egypt is not a place for fitnah tā'īfiyah. He then headed to the conference room to deliver a speech for Qena's residents, but salafists and some remnants of the former regime's dissolved party, the National Democratic Party (NDP),...
Fathī Khatāb writes that negative generalization on salafism is not fair, because every Muslim tries to imitate what they call the al-salaf al-sālih or the good forefathers, but the new salafists, who emerged during the 70s, began to swerve into a stricter version of fundamentalism. Egyptian...
Around 30,000 salafists gathered in front the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, calling for freeing of Kāmīliyā Shihātah and any other Copts who, according to them, have converted to Islam and were locked inside the monastery. The military police surrounded the Coptic cathedral to prevent any possible...
“There shouldn't be any party based on religion or any religious views” says Muhamad Shībl, a Muslim thinker.
Family court in al-Zaytūn divorced a Christian woman from her husband after he converted to Islam. Muná N. married Girgis K. in 1978 by the law of the Coptic Orthodox Church and gave birth to 2 children. After 33 years of marriage he converted to Islam and as consequently the Islamic sharī'ah had...
Mr. Mamdūh Ismā‘īl, Egyptian Bar Association, filed a report to Councillor ‘Abd al-Majīd Maḥmūd, against Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah, muftī of the republic of Egypt, for inciting against citizens of Egypt from a foreign state.

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