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On May 16, 2013, Arab-West Report was able to interview a former security advisor for the government in North Sinai, who preferred to stay anonymous. A general in the army, his posting began in 2005 and lasted until November, 2012, when he resigned in disagreement with the Mursī administration for their handling of the Sinai file. Before critiquing the policy, however, the advisor began by describing the demographics of the region.
Amnesty International has been recurrently critical of the military intervention following large-scale demonstrations against President Morsi between June 30 and July 3. Amnesty International has also criticized the interim authorities for various human rights violations following July 3. In their evaluation of the current draft Constitution they recognize improvements over the previous 2012 Constitution.
Sharīf Jādallah, a lawyer of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), filed a complaint against Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, accusing him of allegedly igniting fitnah tā’ifīyah among protestors by withdrawing the Church’s representatives from the Constituent Assembly. [Shirīn Tāhir, al-Wafd, Dec. 14, p.3] Read original text in Arabic
Shī'ah leaders in Egypt revealed forming a delegation to meet President Mursī to deliever their demands. A source (newspaper did not mentioned the name) said that the delegation from politicians and shī'ah thinkers, including Dr. al-Dimirdāsh al-'Aqālī, thinker and shī'ah leader, Dr. Ahmad Rāsim al-Nafīs, leader of al-Tahrīr Party, Dr. Sālih al-Wardānī, shī'ah thinker and Dr. 'Abd al-Walī Nasr, shī'ah leader in Aswan.
Muhammad Ghunaym said that the delegation was formed to epxress shī'ah problems in Egypt, specially the persecution against them from salafists.
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As U.S. activists flew out of Cairo on Thursday (March 1) after a decision releasing them pending involvement in illegal foreign funding of some civil society organizations in Egypt, Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, John Hoeven and Richard Blumenthal welcomed the decision and praised the role played by the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliate Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) in settling the crisis. [Radwá Jamāl, al-Misryūn, March 3, p. 4] Read text in Arabic
The former regime, contrary to its modus operandi in tackling moderate or hard-line Muslim or Christian groups that encourage or reject political activities, has dealt with the Bohra sect in a very special way.
Three Coptic brothers have been arrested on suspicion of murdering their sister as well as her 5 years old son. The brothers also attempted to murder her husband and her daughter in what appears to be a sectarian hate crime.
A conference for "Al-'Azmia" methods condemns insulting the prophets.
The author reports the incidents of a Jewish families' departure, describing the feelings and emotions they reported having.
The article discusses the exclusion of Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses from the new personal status law for Christians.