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In the first half of 2014, then Prime Minster of the United Kingdom David Cameron ordered an assessment of the philosophy and activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in Great Britain. Egypt, who had declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, welcomed the British decision and expressed...
On November 19, Christians of al-Fashn in the governorate of Banī Swayf will gather for the 40th day anniversary of Father Samʿān Shiḥāta’s death. This is a custom widely observed by Muslims and Christians alike, probably dating back to pharaonic days. In light of this occasion, please find...
The Muslim Brotherhood committed many mistakes, which led to its disintegration and division, said researchers in Islamic movements, stressing that the group did not learn from the mistakes of the past. “The Muslim Brotherhood practices were the main reason for the revolt against its regime on June...
About the Authors: Mette Toft Nielsen completed her M.A. degree in Culture, Communication and Globalization in Aalborg University, Denmark in 2013. Nielsen began her career at the Center for Arab-West Understanding, researching the reasons why people choose to emigrate for her M.A. thesis....
With a weakening economy, populism on the rise, and the hunt for scapegoats, personal rights and freedoms seem to be on the decline in Egypt. People live in fear for their right to exist and to live a peaceful life, due to a lack of social acceptance, as well as pressure from the government....
Saʿīd Ḥasāsīn, member of the House of Representatives, described Copts’ accompaniment of Muslims during the opening of a mosque in the city of al-Zaqāzīq and their contribution of five million EGP as an historic event.
Pastor Rifʿat Fikrī, President of the Media Committee of Egypt’s Church Council, that the Egyptian church returned the code of personal status for Copts to Counselor Majdī al-ʿAjātī, Minister of Legal Affairs and Parliament, to discuss and amend it.
Two days ago, we lost the honorable Sayyid Ḥijāb, the descendent of Bayram, Ḥaddād, and Jāhīn; the pinnacle of colloquial Egyptian poetry, deep and eloquent as it is. He left us on the anniversary of the glorious January 25 2011. He was one of the pillars of this day.
The Ministry of Antiquities announced the opening of the Museum of Islamic Art every Saturday evening for visitors, the first of which will be tomorrow evening.
The second major publication by economist and urban planner David Sims, renowned author of Understanding Cairo. The Logic of a City Out of Control (AUC Press, 2010), is titled Egypt’s Desert Dreams (AUC Press, 2014). Sims is an American scholar who has been based in Egypt since 1974.
The Arab League will host an expanded forum on “Peaceful Coexistence and Human Rights” on Thursday, as part of the Arab Human Rights Committee’s celebration of Arab Human Rights Day, which falls on March 16th of each year, the day on which the Charter of Human Rights was adopted by the Arab States...
Egyptian novelist ‘Alā’ al-Aswānī wrote on Twitter Saturday that the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters were against the revolution [of January 25, 2011] at first, but they joined it later when they realized it was going to succeed. 
Rev. Andrea Zakī, head of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS), which targets poor, socially marginalized and at-risk groups, stressed that he believes in the right of the state to monitor the funding of NGOs.
This article is the first part of a series of three: In the first part, we give an overview on the situation in Egypt, in the second part we will examine the legal framework, and in the final part, both victims and authors will comment on the situation. Cairo was voted to be “the most dangerous...
Security forces prevented Coptic worshipers from attending a mass prayer this morning in the village of Nazlit al-Nakhl in Abū Qurqās, Minya, on the pretext of fear of possible attacks by some extremists in the village.
In his speech in the opening session of the “Together for Egypt” conference organized today morning in Sayid Darwīsh Hall in al-Haram district north of Cairo, Professor Of Coptic Canon Code, Fr. Būlus `Uwaydah, stressed that Copts will stay in Egypt among their fellow Muslims and will never leave...
258 Christian families [out of 270] have been forced to flee the Sinai Peninsula, while further 7 have been killed by the Islamist terror group, Dā`ish, over the past weeks. In a high-level meeting of the Egyptian presidency, President `Abd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī condemned in strong terms the exodus of...
Usāmah Bin Lādin sought his advice, and Muḥammad Mursī spared no effort to free him from the US prison. Many people probably do not know `Umar `Abd al-Raḥmān, who died on Saturday evening in a USA prison, but everyone knows the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the United Nations...
Thirty-eight years ago, on a brown table with gold edges in a government hall in the heart of the U.S. capital, Washington D.C., President Anwar al-Sādāt was signing the peace treaty with the Israeli entity on the 26th of March, 1976. With this, he signed off on a reality that has yet to...
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