The Coptic Evangelical Church’s Synod appealed to President Muhammad Mursī to freeze his constitutional declaration and call for a national dialogue that would bring together all segments of the society to reach accordance over critical issues. [Husnī Mīlād, al-Akhbār, Dec. 2, p. 9] Read text in Arabic
Egypt's Constituent Assembly has passed a draft constitution that fails to protect women's rights or guarantee religious freedom, Human Rights Watch said. [Mahmūd Husām, al-Tahrīr, Dec. 1, p. 10] Read original text in Arabic
Egyptian multiparty delegation visiting Dutch Parliament, October 10, 2012.
From left to right: Ms. Dīnā Zakarīyā (FJP), 'Amr Sulaymān (Free Egyptians Party), George Missīhah (al-Wafd), Dr. Tāriq Sha'lān (al-Nūr Party), Dr. Hāzim Mansūr (FJP), Dr. Ahmad al-Qadrī (al-Nūr Party), Dr. 'Amr Darrāj (FJP and Secretary-General of the Constituent Assembly). Mr. Nabīl Zakī, Tajammu' Party, was also with us but is not on this photo.
Dr. Nājih Ibrāhīm, a co-founder and theoretician of the al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group), called on President Muhammad Mursī to lead the nation with a statesman mentality, not that of the Muslim Brotherhood group, and give more room for power sharing regardless of ideological differences. [‘Umar al-Kūmī, al-Dustūr, Nov. 26, p. 2] Read original text in Arabic
The Azhar appealed to President Muhammad Mursī to emphasize the rule of law and work on bringing all political powers together at the dialogue table to renounce schism and provide a proper and rational atmosphere to finalize a consensus constitution expressive of all segments of the Egyptian people. [Marwah al-Bashīr, al-Ahrām, Nov. 29, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic
The majority of Egyptian courts continued their work while other courts went on a strike in protest against the new constitutional declaration issued by President Muhammad Mursī last week. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, Nov. 25, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
The European Parliament said it is appalled by developments in Egypt over a constitutional declaration announced by President Muhammad Mursī and inside the constituent assembly, adding the so-called declaration puts Mursī above the law. [Ahmad Khalaf Allāh and Muhammad Mursī, al-Watan, Nov. 28, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
The Muslim Brotherhood group said its Murshid (Guide) Muhammad Badī’ will visit Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II on Tuesday (November 27) for the first time since the 118th patriarch’s investiture. [‘Imād Khalīl and Teresa Kamāl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Nov. 27, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
The Coptic Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod unanimously named Bishop Raphael of Central Cairo Churches, who was one of the three finalists to the chair of Saint Mark, as secretary of the Synod instead of Bishop Bīshūy of Damietta. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Nov. 23, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic
An opinion poll by the Ibn Khaldūn Center for Research & Studies revealed that 67.9% are not pleased with the leadership of President Muhammad Mursī and the government of Hishām Qandīl, appealing to the president to deliver on his pledges to step down if Egyptians’ blood was shed in protests. [Mahmūd Hassūnah, al-Watan, Nov. 22, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic