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US State Department religious freedom report of 2015 said that the Egyptian government failed in responding to preventing sectarian violence in some cases, especially in the cities remote from the capital, Cairo. Despite the involvement of governmental officials in the customary reconciliation...
Egyptian activist Shādi Ghazālī Harb posted a message on his twitter account saying: “Upon the request of the Iraqi Yazidi girl Nadia Murād, President Al-Sisi met her and vowed his support to all people living in Iraq . Bahā'īs and Shi'its, the minorities of Egypt, should be granted the same...
Sharīf Jādallah, a lawyer of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), filed a complaint against Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, accusing him of allegedly igniting fitnah tā’ifīyah among protestors by withdrawing the Church’s representatives from the Constituent Assembly. [Shirīn Tāhir, al-Wafd, Dec. 14, p.3...
Shī'ah leaders in Egypt revealed forming a delegation to meet President Mursī to deliever their demands. A source (newspaper did not mentioned the name) said that the delegation from politicians and shī'ah thinkers, including Dr. al-Dimirdāsh al-'Aqālī, thinker and shī'ah leader, Dr. Ahmad Rāsim al...
As U.S. activists flew out of Cairo on Thursday (March 1) after a decision releasing them pending involvement in illegal foreign funding of some civil society organizations in Egypt, Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, John Hoeven and Richard Blumenthal welcomed the decision and praised the role...
The former regime, contrary to its modus operandi in tackling moderate or hard-line Muslim or Christian groups that encourage or reject political activities, has dealt with the Bohra sect in a very special way.
Three Coptic brothers have been arrested on suspicion of murdering their sister as well as her 5 years old son. The brothers also attempted to murder her husband and her daughter in what appears to be a sectarian hate crime.
Weekly al-Khamīs reports on page two on Thursday that the National Council for Human Rights is currently discussing a number of complaints submitted by many Bahā’īs, in which they ask for pressure to be applied to the government to allow them to document their marriages and provide them with...
The RNSAW consulted Dr. Abdel Mo’ti Bayoumi, head of the College of Religious Fundamentals (’usul el-Din) about Rashad Khalifa and Ahmed Sobhy Mansour and the attacks on them in al-Ahrar.
The author is asking why the Islamic leaders of Egypt have not commented on Dr. Sayed El-Qimni’s remarks which they consider in violation with Islam.
Background: An interview with Shaykh Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī tackling how Islam responds to some controversial issues such as terrorism, freedom of belief and Muslims living in non-Muslim countries. The questions are asked in English then translated into Arabic. The responses of Shaykh Ṭanṭāwī are...
Background: The interview with Majdī Hussaīn, the Editor-in-Chief of al-Shaʿb magazine and an Islamic political activist, and an Islamic Īmam revolves around the case of Naṣr Ḥāmid Abū Zayd, a liberal Islamic thinker who was accused of apostasy, and the issue of the tunnel created upon the decision...
Background: Dr. Saʿd al-Dīn ʾĪbrāhīm born on December 3, 1938, is one of Egypt’s leading human rights and democracy activists. He is also known for his outspoken critique on former president Ḥusnī Mubārak. Dr.ʾĪbrāhīm discusses the presence of many syndicates active in Egypt, including the Muslim...
 A conference for "Al-'Azmia" methods condemns insulting the prophets.  
The author reports the incidents of a Jewish families' departure, describing the feelings and emotions they reported having.  
 The article discusses the exclusion of Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses from the new personal status law for Christians.  
"Bahaism in the View of Sharia and Law" is a recently-published book dealing with a judicial ruling in June, 1952 by Counselor ‘Alī ‘Alī Mansūr, who was then head of the Court of Administrative Justice.  The ruling nullified the marriage of a Bahā’ī man and woman and rejected the man's suit against...
    Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd, a leading Egyptian Qur'anic thinker, passed away in July at the age of 66. He had become a good friend of the Arab West Report over the years. In the first of a series of articles commemorating the life and work of Nasr Abū Zayd, Chief Editor Cornelis Hulsman looks back on...
In this final installment of a three part series on the life of Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd, Professor Stefan Wild of Bonn University paints a picture of the life and work of the late Egyptian scholar....  
This article highlights a new Muslim conviction, al-Qādiyānīyah, and the Islamic reaction in Egyptian society.  
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