Muslims petition Egypt not to include Shariah

(RNS) Muslim and Coptic Christian leaders in the U.S. are calling on the Egyptian government to keep any mentions of Shariah law out of its draft constitution, as well as any language that discriminates against religious minorities. By Omar Sacirbey.

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Middle East Christians keep wary eye on Arab Spring

CAIRO (RNS) The Arab Spring uprisings that toppled secular dictatorships have unleashed long-suppressed freedoms that have allowed Islamic parties to gain a share of political power. But their rise is creating near-panic among ancient Christian communities that dot the Muslim world and predate Islam by centuries. By Oren Dorell and Sarah Lynch.