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Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, said there should be no concerns over the emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafīs in power, adding the Egyptian people from now on would be watching everyone in public office and all political parties in all their different orientations.  ...
In the governorate of al-Qalyubia, 30 kilometers north of Cairo, the district of Shubrā al-Khaymah was the scene of sit-in strikes and road blocking upon rumors some building in the area will be turned into a church.   More than 300 Salafists in the neighborhood of Ibn al-Hakam stormed their way...
Is atheism a new challenge for the Egyptian society? A question that is often raised on whether it is a new phenomenon or only a matter that concerns a small number of young people influenced by social networking. The number of those who recognize atheism cannot be identified in the absence of...
Head of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), Najīb Jūbra'īl, filed claim against Eng. `Abd al-Mūn`em al-Shahhāt head of the Salafi Da`wa for insulting Christianity and contempt of its creed.
Nāder al-Serafī, founder of Coptic 38, revealed the reasons behind his resignation from Al-Nūr Party, the political arm of the Salafi Da`wa, referring to the Party's stance over the church building law adopted by the House of Representatives on August 31.
Is the church trying to impose its influence on the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and play a role that is against the steps on the road to democracy in Egypt and the formation of the first parliament after the revolution? wonders Mulhim al-'Isawī in an opinion article in al-Rahmāh...
Saudi preacher, `Adel al-Kalbāni, the imam of the Muhaisin mosque in Riyadh, criticized the Grand Mufti of the Republic, Dr. Dr. Shawqi `Allām "How do we honor the Grand Mufti of Egypt in Mecca while the ink did not dry out on the declaration he signed, disassociating us from Ahl al-Sūnna wa al-...
Dr. Andrea Zakī, the deputy head of the Coptic Evangelical Church, said that the Egyptian society is not yet ready to accept the candidacy of a Copt or a woman for presidency, although it is a good thing from a theoretical perspective. "The church does not pay attention to some mysterious...
  In an article about the phobia from Islamists' ascendance to power, to the concerns of Egyptian Christians, Coptic thinker Jamāl As'ad 'Abd al-Malāk said that many Copts feel that they do not have a place anymore in this country, particularly after the Islamists swept the majority of seats in...
Meanwhile, Yusrī Hammād, the media spokesman for the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party, said the party refuses to participate in the Coptic Orthodox Church’s celebrations of the Christmas Mass, adding the party has not even received an invitation from the cathedral. “Muslims should not participate in...
Meanwhile, Dr. Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), said the results of the third round of Egypt’s People’s Assembly (parliament) elections reflect the supremacy of Islamists, led by the Muslim Brotherhood group and the Salafīs. Speaking in a Friday...
Interior Minister Maj. General Muhammad Ibrāhīm said a plan was hammered out in coordination with the armed forces to secure all churches nationwide during the Coptic Christmas celebrations. “The plan, more like the one operated to secure the People’s Assembly (parliament) elections, envisages...
On the other hand, political parties traded accusations on the second day of the third round of Egypt’s People’s Assembly elections on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, as leaflets handed out in the western Egypt governorate of Mersa Matrouh judged that anyone voting for the liberal Egyptian Bloc would...
Bīshūy Fawzī, a member of the Union’s politburo, called for a symbolic stand of protest outside the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah to send a message to Pope Shenouda that invitations to Islamists or members of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF)...
“Out of respect for people’s demands in the Coptic street not to accept congratulations from those with hands dipped in the blood of their honorable sons, the Maspero Youth Union announces its refusal to accept their greetings as well as the greetings of those who advocated the disruption of the...
A group of Salafī young men launched an initiative called Salafists for the Guarding of Churches through coordination among Islamist groups and parties, security agencies and church officials. [Author not mentioned, Al-Jumhūrīyah, Jan. 4, p. 3]
The church’s insistence on the invitations it has sent to SCAF members and Islamists on one hand and calls by the opposition to stage protests off the cathedral on January 5-8 on the other are putting both sides on the horns of a dilemma, reads an opinion article in al-Ahrām daily. Many Coptic...
However, the Maspero Youth Union announced it will boycott the Christmas celebrations at the cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah in reactions to the church’s invitations for the Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafīs and leaders of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to attend...
Meanwhile, Maj. General Ahmad Sālim al-Nāghī, Director of al-Qalyubia security Department, said security agencies did not spot any assaults on stores in the governorate’s capital Banhā or any smashing of Christmas trees outside churches. “Conditions on the streets are very normal and nothing that...
Islam criminalizes attacks on churches and non-Muslim houses of worship as Islamists, namely the Muslim Brotherhood and a number of Salafī parties, volunteered to protect churches during the New Year celebrations. [Dīyā' Abū al-Safā, Akhbār al-Yawm, p. 7, Jan. 1]
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