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Nasr Hamed Abou Zeid [Abu Zayd] has found himself on the wrong side of Al Azhar once more. Al Azhar´s Islamic Research Council has recommended that a book by Abou Zeid be banned. The book was brought to Al Azhar´s attention by Muhammad Emara, who is also part of the 45 member council. Adel Abdel...
Saad Eddin Ibrahim struck back 29 November against what he termed a "campaign of hatred" conducted in the Egyptian press against himself and the Ibn Khaldoun Center, but not before members of the center´s board resigned amidst a firestorm of press criticism of Ibrahim. Art. 3 – we weren´t...
An article published in the Sunday School Magazine and written by Father Basilios of the Monastery of Makarios was said not to be in accordance with the Orthodox belief. Father Basilios will be investigated by the pope himself. The problem, according to churchleaders, is not Basilios or other monks...
An article by US Ambassador in Cairo irked Egypt´s journalists and highlighted US displeasure with repeated suggestions that someone other than Bin Laden is behind the September 11 attacks. Many journalists and cartoonists issued a joint statement calling the article "an American call for...
The article is the result of a RNSAW-trip to Upper Egypt [RNSAW, 2002, week 25, art. 1] and sheds light upon the celebration of the commemoration of the Holy Family´s arrival in Egypt and on the different villages and sites on the route of the Holy Family. Bishop Demetrius of Mallawi said that...
Could the current US-led coalition war against Afghanistan result in tensions between Egypt’s two major religions? In Lebanon the split between Christians and Muslims has widened as each has taken the opposite side. Egypt, however, has experienced nothing of this kind.
Christian pilgrims, on the route of the Holy Family, were surprised to discover that the so-called worshipping tree in the Muslim village of Nezlet Abed, near the pilgrimage site at Giebel Al Teir, had been chopped into pieces by local farmers. Local Christians claim the tree was 2000 year old and...
The Grand Sheikh of Al Azhar, Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, has backed down from a month-old fatwa (legal opinion) that shook both the business community and ordinary Muslims who might want to buy a home.
For the second time, the case of alleged human rights abuses in Al Kosheh village has been closed without any prosecutions. On 25 October, the prosecutor of Sohag governorate in Upper Egypt said that there was no evidence to prove that the injuries suffered by hundreds of villagers were the result...
An Assiut security court began on 19 October to hear charges against the "Deirut organization" four alleged Islamist militants accused of murdering six policemen and Coptic Christian civilians and attempting murder several others over the past few years.

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