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Drs. Cornelis Hulsman, Editor in Chief of Arab West Report [Reviewer's Note: Newspaper mentioned it as East West Report], said that Copts are "discriminated against" not "never persecuted" in his interview to al-Watan. Al-Watan had interviewed Hulsman in which he attacked late Coptic Orthodox Pope...
This is a comment on an article with similar title published today on a blog called “Salamamoussa. Reclaiming Egypt,” named after Salāmah Mūsá (1887-1958), a well-known journalist, writer, and advocate of secularism and Arab socialism who was born into a wealthy, land-owning Coptic family in the...
  What is the status of Christian Egyptian citizens under the rule of Dr. Muhammad Mursī, Egypt’s new president? And, by extension, what is the status of Christian Egyptian citizens under the rule of the Guide, Dr. Muhammad Badī’? Given that Dr. Mursī belongs mainly to the Muslim Brotherhood and...
What is written about Christian citizens in Egypt is not subject in any case to the logic of journalistic treatment as it is subject in many cases to the logic of intimidation and exaggeration or underestimation and stultification.
On June 4, Raymond Ibrahim, sent out news with the title “Graphic Video: Tunisian Muslims Slaughter Convert to Christianity.” Ibrahim’s warning that the video is immensely graphic is certainly true. The description of the Arabic text is mostly but not entirely correct. Here lies the problem. Was...
 As we stand on the threshold of the final round of the presidential race. The tug-of-war between the two finalists- the liberal Ahmed Shafik and the Islamist Mohamed Mursi – to win votes is at its fiercest. Voters realize, however, that the contenders may be obscuring their true colours behind...
On June 11, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly will discuss a report by its Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee, dealing with the criteria for selection of the members of the Constituent Assembly. Meanwhile, the People's Assembly is receiving nominations for membership of the...
One of the members of the Austrian University delegation that visited Egypt between May 23 and June 3 was Daniel Podertschnig who, following his return to Austria, reported for the Catholic News Service of Austria.  
  In a fierce verbal attack, Mahmūd al-Ghizlān, spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), accused presidential candidate Ahmad Shafīq of lying and representing the old, bloodstained regime. He totally rejected Shafīq's comments about the MB and its candidate Muhammad Mursī, denouncing them as “...
Dr. 'Abd al-Mun'im Abū al-Futūh, former presidential candidate, stated that the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) was an integral part of Egyptian society and emphasized his pride in belonging to the “Islamic project”. According to him, the MB fought for the interests of the Egyptians and their homeland for...
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said that the people of Iran and Egypt should have a leading role to the people of the world, and should unite to achieve justice and reinforce religious values. MEHR News, Iranian news agency, said that Ahmadinejad's statement came...
This article was originally posted on Christianity Today, May 31, 2012. The first free election in Egypt's history has captured headlines worldwide with its unexpected runoff between a Mubārak regime figure and a Muslim Brotherhood leader. Less known is that 17 Coptic evangelical leaders met with...
On February 28, 2012 the leaders of the Council of the Evangelical Churches in Egypt met with the Muslim Brotherhood, and produced a document delineating the shared values of both organizations. Seventeen evangelical signatories are listed; perhaps the one most surprising comes at the very end....
The U.S. Pew Research Center said that the actual population of Copts in Egypt is 4.3 million, including 140,000 Catholics and 250,000 Protestants. [Mustafá Rahūmah and Māhir Hindāwī, al-Watan, May 28, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
During the past few days some groundless rumors held that General Ahmad Shafīq made it to the runoff round against the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Muhammad Mursī thanks to Copts’ votes.
In an announcement, the Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb and a number of Muslim scholars of the Islamic Research Academy as well as Jamā´at Ansār al-Sunnah al-Muhammadiyyah, al-Jama´iyyah al-Shari´iyyah, members of different Islamic streams and al-Da´wah al-Salafiyyah spoke out...
Presidential hopeful Hamadīn Sabbāhī hasd stated that he will not accept the position of Vice President or any position other than that of president. He added that his chance of winning the election are 51 percent and that the runoff would be between him and one of the Islamic candidates. Read...
Cornelis Hulsman addresses Egyptian Christians' fear of the strong shift towards Islamism in Egypt and the repercussions it may have for the Christian community. He discusses this fear in the context of current situation in Egypt with regard to the further decline of the economy, the power...
The Supreme Presidential Elections Commission (SPEC) has completed the allocation of 14,000 judges in preparation for the presidential elections scheduled for the 23th and 24th of May. The commission's head Fārūq Sultān stated that the military and police forces will secure polling stations. He...
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