3. Egypt is a sovereign country and we do not permit interference in its affairs
Date of source:
April 25, 1998
The author states that the present crisis also could be a reason to renew the bonds of love and relationships between Muslims and Christians. "We will not achieve safety and security except through a Coptic-Muslim unity that can stand in the face of the new hidden though clear conspiracies." The author then continues with an interview with Fathi Serour, Chairman of the Egyptian Parliament. Serour speaks about the sovereignty of a country and principles of international law.
Despite the decree issued by Dr. Hamdi Zakzouk, the Minister of Religious Endowments, that regulates the appointment of preachers many unqualified people are still preaching in mosques around the country. Examples are given.
After el-Destour published the declaration attacking three Christian businessmen a discussion started about the ’yellow’ (sensational) press and journalists ethics which resulted in a new Code of Honor according to which journalists may work.