The 2005 parliamentary elections will be run according to the individual, as opposed to the voting list system. Jamāl As‘ad discusses sectarianism within Egyptian politics.
Since 1971, religious problems have started to emerge on the Egyptian scene tangibly, albeit not in a very serious manner. Muslims and Christians clashed in the city of Al-Khanka. Following Al-Khanka incident, a committee affiliated with the People's Assembly visited the incident site and offered a...
Under the pretext of commemorating the twelfth anniversary of Farag Foda’s assassination at the hands of members of Islamic groups, members of the Egyptian Association for Enlightenment, headed by Saad Eddin Ibrahim, launched a fierce attack on the July Revolution and attacked religion [Islam]...
The basic premise form which this article proceeds is that the Copts are (or should be) genuine Egyptian citizens, that is, first – calls citizens. Egypt is their county; they are not living here by the grace of others but are full entitled to enjoy the status and rights of nationhood, as full...
In 1973, the People’s Assembly held an urgent session to discuss al-Khānkah [a small town near Cairo] sectarian incident. A fact-finding committee was formed to recommend policies that would prevent such incidents in the future. The committee presented a 10-recommendation report that generally aims...
There is a relationship of a special kind between the nation and the Copts. That relationship was represented in individual Copts who were rich or highly educated who had special relationships with the governor. The author is of the opinion that if a group of Muslim and Christian wise men is formed...
The writer believes that the demonstrations by thousands of Coptic youths in the Patriarchate, protesting about what Al-Nabaa published, should not be considered only in the light of Al-Nabaa disaster. He compared between the problem the "Banquet for Seaweed" caused and that caused by the story of...
Translation of an official document provided by H.E. Adli Hussein, the governor of Qalyubiya on March 20, 2001. The document lists the permits given by the governor to repair churches in his governorate. The now disputed church of Sandabis is also listed on this document. The governor approved "...
Saad Eddin Ibrahim said that because he is currently being tried before Egypt’s Higher State Security Court on charges which include his lectures and writings on religious freedom and minority rights, including those of Egyptian Copts, his defense lawyer requested him to decline the invitation to...
The introduction of the Coptic researcher Hani Labib’s "Religious protection crisis.. Religion and the state in Egypt" is written by Prof. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa, an Islamic thinker. Labib believes that the most dangerous tool of globalization is religion. Religion is the most explosive and...
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