On February 20, 2013, Cornelis Hulsman, Diana Serodio, and Jayson Casper met with George Masīhah to gain his perspective for an upcoming book Arab West Report will write on the crafting of the Egyptian constitution. Masīhah is a member of the Wafd Party and was added to the Constituent Assembly as...
[This is a full transcript of an interview made on December 2, 2011]
The results of the first round of the Egyptian elections show that Islamist parties appear to have won by a landslide. The Muslim Brotherhood created the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) that has apparently received 40-45 percent...
Table of Contents
I. Introduction: Complications
II. Egyptian Media Reporting
III. Experiences of the Center for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU)
IV. NGO Registration: The U.S. Model
On Tuesday, an off-duty Egyptian police officer reportedly opened fire on a train in the southern province of Minya, killing one Christian and injuring 5 others. Today's Egyptian newspapers mostly emphasized that the assailant was allegedly mentally unstable and that his motives were not...
The article is about the crisis that the Muslim Brotherhood group faces as some of its affiliated students present a military arts show in the campus of the Azhar University.
The author compares various media treatments of the Abu Fana incidents and other recent issues in Muslim-Christian relations. He asserts that the media treatment of the incidents was insufficient and influenced by the government.
While the uproar in the wake of the first attack against the Abū Fānā monastery continues, monks were again attacked and stoned by people from the tribal communities. Heated discussions and debates on the issue are still being reported in the media. Muslims accuse the monks of killing a young man...
The amendments to the 1938 statute are being debated by the Christian denominations in Egypt. While the State Council's deputy chairman said that it contains points that violate the law, others such as Coptic thinker Kamāl Zākhir believes that it will encourage Christians to convert to Islam.
Fādī Imīl and Nadā Muhammad ‘Alī report on sectarian incidents in Egypt.
Ahmad ‘Abd al-Jalīl writes about religious discrimination among members of the Misryūn Dhid al-Ta‘asub [Egyptians against discrimination] group.
Almost a year ago, al-Fajr newspaper published an edited photo of the Grand Imām of the Azhar, Shaykh Sayyid Tantāwī, which depicted him wearing the garments of the Catholic Pope and holding his scepter. The grand imām considered the depiction insulting and filed a claim against the newspaper’s...
Husām Hindī comments on the Grand Imām’s reaction to al-Dustūr’s cartoons depicting him as the Catholic Pope.
A microbus driver was excluded from a bus stations in Cairo because he refuses to drive women who are not veiled or wearing the niqāb.
A Syrian director is intending to realize a movie about Jesus Christ as depicted in the Qur’ān. Muslim and Christian religious institutions in Egypt refused the movie. The Azhar usually rejects depicting prophets in the cinema and Pope Shenouda called on Syrian President Bashshār al-Assad to...
Representatives of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood at the People’s Assembly and leadership of the ruling National Democratic Party absented from Easter celebrations in Alexandria. Depute Mahmūd ‘Atīyah of the group justified the absence by the different occupations his comrades had.
The article reports on the Muslim Brotherhood recent decision on the participation in the forthcoming general strike on May 4.
While the majority of Muslims call to boycott The Netherlands because of the offensive movie ’Fitna,’ some extremists attacked Dutch interests in certain countries. However, Dr, ‘Alī Jum‘ah, the muftī of Egypt explained the way he reacted: “I carried the Glorious Qur’ān, kissed it and read it for...
In the article, the author rejects the idea that a Muslim woman is allowed to marry a Kitābī [a Jewish or Christian] man.
The article reports on the Coptic Orthodox Church’s celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin Mary at al-Zaytūn church in 1968.