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Council of Islamic organization. In Parliament functions like Senate.
Amidst his visit to Abu Dhabi to inaugurate the new Coptic Orthodox Cathedral there, Pope Shenouda III was interviewed by al-Ahrām newspaper, in which he spoke about Copt-related issues.
Dr. Mustafá al-Fiqī stressed that Islam is an integrated religion and suitable for all ages and
all people throughout the world.
Dr. Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq,
minister of endowments, said that there is nothing mentioned in the Qur’ān or Sunnah prohibiting the
celebration of Shamm al-nasīm.
Amnesty International issued its annual report on Egypt. The
report aroused the anger of the Egyptian government because it referred to alleged violations and abuses that contradict
international human rights in Egypt. The Egyptian government rejected the report and described it as “unjust and
The exclusion of National Democratic Party members from selecting candidates came as a shock to many members, prompting them to hold several meetings in East Cairo to discuss handing in a mass resignation to embarrass the party.
It is normal for the National Democratic Party to appoint Coptic businessmen to the Shūrá Council for it will guarantee that its privatization policy would not face any opposition, and guarantee their loyalty.
Coptic Orthodox church asked the National Democratic Party to nominate a Copt to the third constituency that includes Muharrām Bik, Ghurbāl, and Karmūz which have a large Coptic population.
Husām Tammām writes about the Muslim Brotherhood and their political plans.
An article written in support of the constitutional amendments. The author argues that the amendments are a stepping stone toward improving the level of participation of Egyptians in the government.
Despite the public uproar, the constitutional amendments were approved in a vote in Parliament. While the government and its advocators assert the importance of the amendments in enhancing democracy and supporting people, the opposition considers them an enhancement of the powers of the ruling and a method of taking over individual freedom.