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The U.S. State Department’s International Religious Freedoms report grilled the ruling authorities in Egypt, which, it said, caused religious freedom violations, adding Egypt, the heart of the Arab Spring, has seen hope turning into panic after human rights deteriorations under the Supreme Council...
Copts, who are brothers and partners in the nation, enjoy the rights to any state positions depending on efficiency just like any Muslim citizen except those of al-Azhar, said presidential hopeful Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā. [Michel ‘Abd Allāh, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, March 18, p. 4] Read original text in...
One must be cautious when writing about religious leaders, as they have mastered the art of speaking to an audience. Humans have a penchant for self-deception and self-justification; when mixed with religious language manipulation is easily manufactured, even if unintentionally advanced. People who...
Islamic thinker Muhammad Salīm al-'Awā said that the man who hosted 'Abīr in Imbābah incidents affirmed that 'Abīr told him she did not pray in a year, and that if she returns to her Christian husband, there will be no harm involved except that she will be with a husband that she does not love. He...
Various Islamic scholars responded to Bishop Bīshūy’s statements regarding a verse about Jesus Christ in the Qur'ān that he claims might have been added after Prophet Muhammad’s death. Dr. ‘Āminah Nusayr and Dr. Ahmad al-Sāyih said that the Qur'ān clearly states in more than one verse that Christ...
In a seminar organized by the Egypt Institution for Culture and Dialogue, Dr. Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā said that he would like the government to stop publishing the population census according to sects because he says some people manipulate parts of the data, particularly the number of Copts in...
The Ministry of Endowments cancelled a lecture by Dr. Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā yesterday at the al-Nūr mosque in ‘Abbāsiyyah, Cairo. The reason behind the cancellation was that the ministry fears al-‘Awwā might once again make controversial comments such as those made when he was responding to...
Editor-In-Chief of Al-Dustūr Newspaper, Ibrāhīm <sup>c</sup>īsá, insists on playing the role of a martyr in the name of the opposition. Ibrāhīm <sup>c</sup>īsá has every right to political opposition but not at the expense of the nation’s stability and national unity....
While refusing to comment on the Bishop Bīshūy controversy, businessman Najīb Sawīris harshly criticized Dr. Muhammad Selīm Al-<sup>c</sup>Awā whose articles for Al-Masrī Al-Yawm Newspaper were discontinued. Sawīris denied having anything to do with the decisión, which he claims is...
The Young Copts for Egypt Foundation is planning a demonstration to take place tomorrow outside the Abbasia Cathedral, supporting the Pope and church leaders. In its official newspaper, Nidaa Al-Watan, the Church expressed its disdain for actions threatening national unity and called Dr. El-Awa's...

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