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The media war between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian government has entered a dangerous new phase as a brotherhood affiliated TV station broadcasted recordings attributed to President Sīsī when he was the Minister of Defense. The recordings provoked strong reactions in the Gulf and in...
  The American Embassy in Cairo Disassociates Itself from the Muslim Brotherhood and Declares its Mission of Strengthening Ties with Egypt.  The new American Ambassador to Egypt, Robert S. Beecroft, denied media reports claiming he would meet members of the Muslim Brotherhood. He confirmed that...
The new American Ambassador to Egypt, Robert S. Beecroft, denied media reports claiming he would meet members of the Muslim Brotherhood. He confirmed that the current goal is only to strengthen ties with Egypt and that he looks forward to finding ways to deepen American-Egyptian relations. Earlier...
Concerns have arisen among human rights and civil society organizations after the attack on journalism and the media.  Activists believe the attack on the media will be followed by an attack on civil society organizations. Ihāb Rādī, activist, said that the Rural Development Association (RDA)...
A state of disgruntlement was sparked among a number of Coptic Orthodox bishops who were absent from last week’s meeting at the Saint Mark Cathedral to discuss names of possible presidential hopefuls and others to represent the church in the constitutional assembly, according to a source inside...
Several Coptic clergymen and activists criticized the Evangelical Synod of the Nile's approval to ordain the first female priest in Egypt, to the awe of other Christian denominations in Egypt. [Jamāl George, al-Fajr, Jan. 27, p. 14] Read original text in Arabic
Some think that Egyptians should not harbor any fears about the Salafīs and that we should not be exaggerating, but what is happening on the ground does not augur well at all.
Copts in Egypt, according to a Civil Registry Department official citing birth certificates and National ID cards, are 20 million.
The crisis of remarriage in the Coptic Orthodox Church surfaced again but this time with more violent steps on the part of seekers of remarriage licenses after they announced that they "resigned" from the Orthodox denomination but would not join another.
Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī, a senior salafist who sparked hue and cry over his recent remarks, views that the "Crescent and the Cross" slogan is one that is harām (religiously impermissible from an Islamic point of view).

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