Dr. Sa‘d al-Dīn Ibrāhīm, the director of Ibn Khaldoun Center, emphasized that he asked for a parliamentary quota, ranging between 15 percent and 20 percent for Copts. “Pope Shenouda stood against the idea and told me "We are not a minority and we not need a quota for Copts,” Ibrāhīm added.
Approximately 300 Coptic youth, representing different Coptic movements, cut access to Ramsīs Street objecting threats by a number of Muslims to demolish Idfū church in Aswan governorate. Coptic movements demanded forming a fact-finding commission to investigate the attack on the church, arresting...
The Coptic Ortodox Church refused Coptic activists' calls to boycott the elections. A Prominent Archbishop in the Holy Synod, who spoke on condition of anonymity, stated that the church would never accept these calls.  He added that Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III's instructions with regards to...
Dr. Shirīf Dūs, president of the General Coptic Association, is intending to hold talks with presidents of liberal and leftist political parties to form a coalition in the next parliament elections to compete with Islamists. Dr. Ihāb Ramzī, lawyer and Coptic activist, is estimating that 50 Coptic...
Dr. 'Alī Abū al-Khayr, an Islamic writer, warns against salafists who issued fatwás about covering the faces of the Pharaonic statues with wax because they look like idols. 'Abd al-Mun'im al-Shahāt, a salafī leader, said that the Egyptian  civilization is rotten and the statues look like the idols...
 Dr. Mahmūd 'Azab, advisor to the Azhar grand shaykh, said that the Azhar does not know anything about the Shi'ite political party called 'al-Wihdah,' and the Azhar does not have an opinion on political parties in general. He added that Azhar's role is to protect moderate Islam Sunnah, reject...
The Secretary General of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party ‘Freedom and Justice’, Dr. Muhammad Sa'd al-Katatnī, has described the remarks of Eric Cantor, the majority leader in the U.S., as an “unacceptable intervention” after Cantor expressed his concerns over the possibility of a majority...
Pope Shenouda is reported to have had a number of secret meetings with bishops discussing the Clerical Council's current situation, where Copts have demanded the removal of Bishop Bola, of Tanta, from the presidency of the Council and the appointment of four bishops of his administration. During...
A source from St. Mark’s Cathedral told al-Dustūr that Pope Shenouda III has welcomed the draft of a law criminalizing religious discrimination, which was put forward by the National Commission for Justice and Peace two days ago.
According to reports in Al-Dustūr, the series of violent events witnessed by the village of Faraj’ Allah, in the governorate of al-Minya, last week are not a fair reflection of Muslim-Christian relations. The brawl that broke out between the two sides is alleged to have now been resolved under a...
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