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Muslim Brotherhood against journalists and judges who criticise Morsi
TV host Tawfiq Okasha is accused of insulting Islam after he broadcast the ritual execution of an apostate. President Morsi wants him banned from all TV channels. The Muslim Brotherhood wants to eliminate all anti-Islamist judges and control the Constitutional Court.
Soldiers and ordinary citizens together against Muslim extremists
After last Friday's clashes, calm prevails in front of Egypt's Defence Ministry building. Hundreds of members of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist groups defy the curfew and demonstrate. Catholic Church spokesman fears a new escalation of violence ahead of the upcoming presidential elections.
Egypt's parliament describes Israel as the country's "first enemy"
Lawmakers vote symbolic resolution calling for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador and the cancellation of the peace treaty with Israel. The call is a response to Israeli raids in Gaza. Sources tell AsiaNews that such moves exemplify the conceited populism of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists.
Coptic Catholic leader warns against worrying too much about Islamists' election victory
For Kamal Zachar, a Coptic Catholic political leader, Egyptians are a people of moderates opposed to undue power in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists, who won the recent electoral round with 65 per cent of the vote. In order to understand the country’s political future, we must wait for presidential elections. A spokesman of the Catholic Church warns Christians against fear, urges them to get involved in politics.
Salafists to support new constitution spare the country "more anarchy"
The al-Nur Party will call on its followers to vote 'yes' in the constitutional referendum of January 2014. The move goes against the positions taken by other Islamist parties. For Salafist leader Makhyoun, the priority is to restore stability to the country. The Muslim Brotherhood instead is going back to the streets against the interim government and the new constitution.
Christians and Muslims protest in Cairo against anti-minority violence
Since January, Salafists and other Muslim radicals have attacked Christians in four locations, setting fire to churches and homes. In Bani Suef, a court sent to prison two minors as well as a woman and her seven children on issues related to religion. In Alexandria, Salafist gunmen kill five men suspected of building a church.
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