eDigest: New Egypt’s charter enshrines right of citizenship for Coptic Christians and Muslims

Epigraph:

Allah does not forbid you to be kind and act equitably towards those who have not fought you because of your religion, and who have not driven you forth from your homes.  Surely Allah loves those who are equitable.

Allah only forbids you, respecting those who have fought against you on account of your religion, and have driven you out of your homes, and have helped others in driving you out, that you make friends of them, and whosoever makes friends of them — it is these that are the transgressors.  (Al Quran 60:9-10)

 

A Coptic Church in Abu Dhabi

Lead post collected by , Associate Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

 

New Egypt’s charter enshrines right of citizenship for Coptic Christians and Muslims

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What Can the 8 Million Coptic Christians Teach Us?

By Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times The Copts are the native Christians of Egypt.  Christianity was the religion of the vast majority from 400–800 A.D. and the majority…

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Narendra Modi and the BJP bludgeoned their way to election victory

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Punjab: Blasphemy accused Ahmadi man gunned down in police station

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Ahmadiyah Mosque sealed off in Bekasi

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Crimea’s Muslim Minority: ‘It’s Either War Or Compromise’

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The current power struggle between Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif or between ISI and Geo

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Football: Blatter admits Qatar World Cup was a ‘mistake’

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The Radicalisation of Swiss Muslims

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The flame still burns

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Fierce winds spawn flaming funnels

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Muslim women have the right to seek education

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[Urdu Video] Prophets after Muhammad (pbuh) proved by Quran

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: Persecution Newsletter May 2014

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HRW urges Saudi to free two Ahmadi Muslims held for apostasy

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5 Reasons Boko Haram is Un-Islamic

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Indian Elections 2014 results: Narendra Modi heaps humiliating defeat on Congress

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Does Narendra Modi threaten secular and liberal India?

Editor’s note: Sunny Hundal is a British-Asian journalist and blogger who has written about Asian issues for a range of publications including The Guardian and The New Statesman. He’s founder and editor…

 

 

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