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Bahīy al-Dīn Hasan, manager of Cairo Centre for Human Rights Studies (CCHRS), said in a statement, approved by eight human rights organizations, that the referendum took place under the way of Mubārak in which civil societies were prevented from monitoring the referendum or entering polling...
The results of the first phase of the plebiscite, announced unofficially on December 16, show that Islamic movements with all its powers, religious discourse and executive resources failed to convince more than 56.5 per cent of the total number of eligible voters to approve the Constitution (Author...
Salafī and Islamic protesters demonstrating off the Supreme Constitutional Court prevented Counselor Māhir al-Bihayrī, Court President, yesterday (December 16) from entering the Court to do his job. Consequently, the Court had to halt its sessions indefinitely. 
Najīb Sawirus, Egyptian tycoon, wrote in al-Tahrīr "[...] for those who are using their media channels to intimidate the opposition you will not intimidate us [opposition] or silence us, we will not give way but we will be stronger in the battle of righteousness, peace and democracy." 
Yahyá al-Jamal, constitutional jurist, said that the measures took on the first phase of the referendum over the draft Constitution makes it an illegitimate referendum. 
Mahmūd Hishlah wrote an article in al-Hurīyah wal-‘Adālah entitled, “Copts on the verge of hell”. He wrote that the Church today is trying to “build on the edge of a wrecked cliff [politics] that is not fit for elevation”. The former Pope (referring to the late Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III) ...
  Eng. Khayrat al-Shātir, deputy of the MB’s murshid (Guide), said that Egyptian youth are affected by the Western ideologies and culture and are moving far from the Islamic model.
Dar-Alifta Al-Misrriyah (Dār al-Iftā’ or Ifta House) reported that 471,808 fatwás were issued in 2012.
Cairo security apparatuses put a security plan to secure churches in the Christmas and New Year. Maj. Gen. Ahmad Jamāl al-Dīn, Minister of Interior, gave instructions to take all the necessary security measures to secure churches and institutions. 
Coptic Catholic Bishop Kyrillos Kamāl William Sam’ān of Asyut said that the Coptic Catholic Church does not seek to impose its opinion on Christians to vote for a specific person in the upcoming Parliamentary elections.
Dr. Rev. Safwat al-Bayādī, head of the Coptic Evangelical Church, wrote an opinion piece in al-Ahrām where he discussed leadership, not just any leadership, but countries’ rulers, i.e. Presidents. He continued that the world is full of rulers who are strong, wealthy, experienced, thinkers, writers...
Dar-Alifta Al-Misrriyah (Dār al-Iftā’ or Ifta House)’s Fatwa Council confirmed the lawfulness of greeting non-Muslims in their feasts as long as expressions contradicting Islam are not there (Ibrāhīm ‘Umrān, al-Ahrām, Dec. 31, p. 2). 
Conflict between the Church and Islamic political movements developed after the Church's withdrawal from the Constituent Assembly and the Presidency's disregard for Coptic demands. Coptic Orthodox Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah said: “The Church does not fear the regime. The future of the State...
The Islamic Research Academy, headed by the Azhar’s Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, decided to postponed examining the “women document” until it is being finally reviewed. The document will be discussed the coming week (before January 27, 2013) during the meeting of the Azhar Senior Scholars that...
Before the Coptic Orthodox altar lot that decided the new Coptic Orthodox Pope, candidates for the Coptic Orthodox papal seat promised to take care of hanging issues in the Church. 
Disturbance erupted among the Coptic Evangelical Church after its representative in the Shūrá Council decided to withdraw surprisingly.
The Muslim Brotherhood Group in Egypt greeted western Christians with Christmas (December 25, 2012) through their Twitter account on December 27. A number of activist on social-networking websites condemned the fatwá issued by the Islamic Legitimate Body of Rights and Reformation (ILBRR) that...
Mehmet Görmez, head of Presidency of Religious Affairs, the highest Islamic authority in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, said that celebrations of Christmas and New Year is idolatry and heretic. 
A teacher in Salāmūn al-Qumāsh Secondary School in al-Mansūrah Township attacked and beat a student after the latter chanted against the Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide.  
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II met with “Copts 38” group and said that if the Church decided to nullify a marriage then a civil divorce should take place

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