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The previous article offered a brief review of the mission and activities of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood during the last couple of decades, without delving into their past history. The Islamic movements in the Arab countries are variations of the Muslim Brotherhood, and would probably follow its...
Awqaf Minister Mahmoud Hamdy Zaqzouq said he would not back down on the bid to unify the azan [Muslim call for prayer,] adding preparations are underway.
Farid Abdel Khaliq is the most important leading figure of the Brotherhood. He stresses that the group is not a political power but a Da´awa-oriented group. He does not oppose the establishment of a Coptic party but without calling for applying the Christian teachings. He believes that the...
The journalism profession is in danger because of the press of blackmailing, defamation and exchange of accusations. The greatest danger of all is journalists who claim to be holders of authority. Many prominent journalists comment on these issues.
MEMRI´s translations show the Arabic media becomes more polarized but MEMRI does not explain the background of this polarization nor compares this with the Hebrew media which is probably not less polarized
Dr. Nabil Luka Bebawi has written a book titled “Islam spread by the sword, true or false?” He explains that Islam is innocent of the claim that it spread by the edge of the sword. The Sheikh of the Azhar thanked Bebawi for his book and recommended that the book be translated into many foreign...
Abdel Moneim Abu Al-Fotouh, the youngest member of the Guidance Bureau of the Muslim Brotherhood, speaks about the reasons for his attack of Youssef Nada and his objection to a second term of office for the current general guide of the group. He speaks about the reasons behind the failure of the...
The pope spoke in an interview with Al-Gomhuria about church permits, the Waqfs of Copts, emigrant Copts, Al-Khula´ issue and what was said about Jesus Christ having half brothers. He also spoke about the weak representation of Copts in the People´s Assembly and the Shura Council and the...
The leaders of the Gama´at Al-Islamiya expressed their complete agreement to end the actions to kill. They affirmed that their mistakes in the past came as a result of a false Ijtihad. In this article they explain the legal basis behind their renunciation of violence and reconsideration of old...
The article sheds light on how the Jezira TV and some emigrant Copts, such as, Michael Mounir tried to exploit the incidents of Beni Walmis to give the impression that Egypt suffers from sectarian strife. The author described both the Jezira TV and Mounir and his group as provokers.
Some of the imprisoned leaders of the Islamic groups compiled four books in which they renounced their old extremist ideologies concerning accusing society and rulers of kufr [unbelief]. They also come to disapprove of killing the innocent people and consider that Copts are under the protection of...
The administration of the Egyptian prisons separated the imprisoned members of the Gama´at Al-Islamiya from the members of Jihad organization who refused the initiative of denouncing violence. This separation came at the same time as the Egyptian prisons administration allowed the leaders of...
The head of Der Spiegel’s office in Cairo interviews the Egyptian Nobel laureate novelist Najīb Mahfouz, who gives his views on some controversial matters such as the Arab-West conflict and the freedom of expression.
The author of this article quotes several people, the conglomoration of which reveals that the secular-based Coptic council, al-Majlis al-Mīllī, is very important and provides much assistance to the Copts and the Church, but that it also currently has many weaknesses which must be sorted through.
Program of the visit of former Dutch prime minister Andreas van Agt to AWR.
The authors point out conflicting statements by members of the Muslim Brotherhood about an alleged proposal to confine the murshid’s [supreme guide’s] tenure to two terms in office.
Majdī Khalīl criticizes Muslim extremists who he believes are leading the Arab and Muslim world to backwardness and preventing them from keeping up with modernization.
As al-Majlis al-Mīllī [Coptic Orthodox Denominational Council] elections draw near, some Coptic figures, intellectuals and clergymen have criticized the church for interfering in the elections. Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria has been accused of favoring a circle of Copts close to him....
The author is reviewing the crisis of the opposition newspapers, which he argues are victims of the power struggle inside political parties.
Intellectual Fahmī Huwaydī criticizes in an interview ailing political practices and blames political parties that fail to rise up to people’s expectations due to their frail partisan performance and internal disputes and power struggles.
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