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On February 20, 2013, Cornelis Hulsman, Diana Serodio, and Jayson Casper met with George Masīḥah to gain his perspective for an upcoming book Arab West Report will write on the crafting of the Egyptian constitution. Masīḥah is a member of al-Wafd Party and was added to the Constituent Assembly as a...
Magdy Hussein, editor-in-chief of Al-Shaab, has now been sentenced to two years in prison for libel. The sentence is the result of the campaign of Al-Shaab of over a year against Youssef Wali, Minister of Agriculture. Hulsman describes Hussein’s views on Islam.
People attacked the Sunna but the Holy Qur’an has stated that the Sunna is obligatory for all Muslims.
Foreign imperialism uses religious minorities in order to destroy the patriotic forces in a country. This is, of course, for the benefit of the Western countries and in particular Israel who will easily rule the Arabic world if each two groups struggling together in the same country, split and...
Dr. Emara says Maronite Christians thoroughly admire all things Western and are not able to get the Muslim Arabs around them to do the same and they are seeking to gain their independence from them. Emara claims Israel has a plan to penetrate the Arab world by fomenting civil wars through the...
Diana Māhir Ghālī provides a recap of the Thursday opinion pieces dealing with the Alexandria New Year's day church bombing investigation...  
The crisis of al- Muqattam Church presided over by the so-called Maximus ? is experiencing new developments that may end the famous issue that preoccupied the church’s circles in Egypt last year, after the Greek Church did not recognize the religious legitimacy of Bishop Mavias and the priests that...
The author comments on Fahmi Howeidi’s article about establishing an Islamic party. He expressed his surprise at the fact that Howeidi discussed the idea only from a constitutional angle but not from a political one. Howeidi’s idea that the constitution does not prohibit founding religious parties...
Al-Hayat, praised the Muslim Brotherhood for backing the Coptic candidate of the Wafd Party in the Waili district. The author of the article described the group’s attitude as "a new step towards an opening to other political powers and an attempt to extend the group’s efficient political tendencies...
Khilafa [the rule of a caliph, a successor of Mohammed who holds both worldly and religious responsibilities], the republic, monarchy; these are different forms of government systems. Which of them represents the Islamic system? Dr. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa, the Islamic thinker, expresses his...
This is the story of the most famous sixteen books which were confiscated throughout this century because of the taboos in our society (on religion, sex, and politics) which stand, like a sword on the neck, in front of everyone who has a certain opinion while the freedom allowed in the Arab world,...
Dr. Hamed Abu Zayd said that the most important issue occupying his mind is the crisis of modern religious thought and the problems of the different interpretations of the Qur`an. There have been several versions of the Qur’an but one was left over and other versions of the Qur`an were burned.
The United States made beyond doubt a strange effort to intervene in the internal affairs of other countries, especially countries of the third world and the Islamic world in particular when it issued last month its report on religious freedom in the world in the frame of the religious freedom law...
A distinction has to be made between "a numerical minority" and "a minority in the political, social and economic sense of the word". Notwithstanding, the fact that Christians are small in number does not make inroads at all into being treated on a par with all other Egyptians in terms of politics...
Lebanese researcher George Qirm, a Christian, says "Non-Muslims were only severely persecuted under some Muslim rulers. Sporadic suppression as such was mainly governed by three factors: moody Caliphs, economic and social conditions of Muslim masses and intervention of foreign powers.
Were the applications of our Islamic civilization free from negative elements, from differentiation between majorities and minorities? Treason of Christians in the time of the Mongols led to the destruction of their houses by Muslims.
The bookshop of Mohamed Ali Sobeih in Al-Azhar Street was up once again for auction last week. The bookshop, which also includes a printing press, was built in 1900 and is renowned for its collection of 5,000 masterpieces of Arab and Islamic culture.
Pope Shenouda said about the Copts "The Copts who live under the cover of the Islamic jurisprudence are much happier and safer."
The author explains the Zionist plan to divide the Arab World politically.
Today we are going to continue our discussion about the religious minorities, especially the Orthodox Copts. The Orthodox Copts were used for a kind of imperialistic penetration. They were considered by any occupation as a minority which had to be protected form the hands of the Muslims. As we...
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