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  Dr. Enan Galaly, having the Knight of Dannebrog title bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Ambassador of Historical Relations between Denmark and the Middle East and chairman of the Advisory Council for the International Association of University Presidents worldwide, and...
During our first trip to the Fayoum Oasis, other interns and I had the chance to visit the “Beautiful Oasis”, a school for children with special needs. When we left the car after our nearly two hour trip out of Cairo, the first thing we recognized was the peacefulness of the whole area. Fresh air,...
Are you crazy? For sure? Why Cairo? These were some of the questions my family and friends (especially family) asked me when I first told them about my internship at the Center for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU), a center for intercultural dialogue, here in Maadi, Cairo.Of course, prior to...
I was with other interns of the Center for Arab-West Understanding and we were the guests of Mr. Maged Zarif, manager of the Fayoum Oasis Company for pottery. The Center asked him to show us his work in the Fayoum Oasis and how they are helping local people to improve their lives. To read the...
Of course in our office we had discussions about terrorism following the attack on Korean tourists in Sinai. I do not feel threatened in Cairo. Our office manager Adel Rizkallah gave me this text from Al-Ahram, dated February 18, as a background to the discussion taking place in Egypt.  I have used...
Organization Danish Halal that includes more than 53 Muslim organizations has criticized the decision of the Danish Ministry of Agriculture to ban any form of animal slaughter without making them unconscious first. It considered this decision to be discriminatory against some religious minorities (...
The prime defendant in the case of killing the policeman in front of a Church in 6th October City stated in the interrogations that he was trained by al- Zawahirī in Sinai (Mahmūd al- Garhī et al., al- Watan, Feb. 3, p. 1).  Read original text in Arabic. 
Church leaders stated that churches need security reinforcements in the aftermath of the attack on the 6th of October diocese which led to the death of a policeman. Churches said that these reinforcements will follow the plan of the state and they expressed their gratitude to the effort of the...
Thousands in Fayum have attended the funeral of the martyr of the police, the policeman who was responsible for securing the Virgin Mary Church and died in a terrorist attack that took his life. Security sources revealed that they  arrested a Muslim Brotherhood cell only hours before this attack....
Minister of Defense Field Marshall Abd al- Fattāh al- Sīsī received a letter from Pope Tawadros congratulating him for being promoted from General to Field Marshall (Majdī Fikrī, al- Dustūr, Jan. 29, p. 6). Read original text in Arabic.
General Abd al- Fattāh Al- Sīsī received Pope Tawadros who headed a delegation of Bishops to congratulate the armed forces on the occasion of the third anniversary of the Revolution of January 25, 2011 (Bahā’ al- Mahdī, al- Akhbār, Jan. 27). Read original text in Arabic. 
Islamic Scholars stated that Muslim Brotherhood members betrayed the homeland and that they “are fighting God and the prophet”. 
Coptic movements differed on taking part in the celebrations of the third anniversary of the January 25th 2011 Revolution. Some movements, such as the Maspero Youth Union stated that they are not participating in the events of January 25th, refusing to give a cover to the Muslim Brothers to take...
The number of hate crimes against Muslims have increased in the West in the past year.  The new year started with weaknesses in the legal system that made it difficult tohold the wrong- doers accountable. The newspaper refers to an article on the Datehookup site which stated that anti- Muslim...
Interim President Adly Mansūr met January 22 with his Holiness Pope Tawadros II, who headed a delegation composed of a number of bishops and members of the Coptic Orthodox Community Council. Ambassador Ihāb Badawī, the official spokesman of the president, stated that the Pope has congratulated the...
This investigation sheds light on the controversry regarding the real target behind the Coptic organizations. Is it really charity work to help the Egyptians or a way to convert Muslims to Christianity?     
Dr. Shawqī Allam the Grand Muftī of the Republic has met with Ambassador Wafā’ Bāssim who is nominated to be the ambassador of Egypt in the Holy Sea. This is in order to seek religious cooperation between Eygpt and the Vatican in the coming period after the developments in the relationship between...
Egypt is not (insert country here). Egypt’s troubles, however defined, are often compared to other nations, but always with a caveat noting Egyptian peculiarities. But considering ‘the troubles’, as the thirty-plus years of sectarian conflict are known in Belfast, Egypt would do well to consider...
On April 25, 2013, Jihad Watch contributor Raymond Ibrahim (Ibrāhīm) published in Middle East Forum what he titled “Death to Churches Under Islam; A Study of the Coptic Church.” 
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