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The officials of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) might have fears that the announcement of census of Muslims and Christians could inflame the sectarian dossier but it also could function as a start for balanced relations in the society.
Sectarian clashes have always been the same, before and after January 25, and the reactions are the same and the officials’ remarks, expressions and even wording are still the same. 
An article appeared in Tahrīr stating that the late Sayyid Qutb, main ideologue of the Muslim Brotherhood, was a freemason.
Upon the occurrence of any clash or tension between Muslims and Christians in our country, some Muslim hardliners voice the jaundiced view that the Holy Quran does not recognize any religion other than Islam. Such persons support their opinion by invoking the two Quranic verses «The true religion...
We should not rely on the argument that militant and terrorist organizations are punishing the Copts for supporting the June 30 Revolution. We might have accepted such an excuse, had these organizations not committed terror acts before June 30 against the Copts and their houses of worship....
Since ʿAmr ibn al-ʿĀṣ conquered Egypt in the seventh century, the Coptic and Jewish genuine citizens have been treated as ‘ahl al-dhimma’ (people under protection), that is, they had to pay an annual tax, with the exemption of male minors and elders, as both either did not reach the legal age of...
When a state of polarization reached a zenith, everyone thought that the election of a president would end this and mark a new beginning for a breakthrough but unfortunately polarization has mounted when the president issued decree no. 11 of 2012 that reinstated the dissolved People’s Assembly. [...
Copts have been the party to blame for the ascendance of Shafīq, one of the so-called fulūl (the Arabic word for remnants of the former regime) to the runoff. When church leaders denied these claims it has been said that meetings were held between the fulūl and senior Coptic figures for...
In another opinion piece in al-Misrī al-Yawm, Hilmī al-Namnam says Mubārak’s Egypt used to wash its hands of many responsibilities towards the citizens and in this sense one can understand how the state abandoned Coptic citizens for the church and Pope Shenouda. This position was the source of some...
In an article published in al-Maṣrī al-Yawm, Egypt’s former Minister of Culture Ḥilmī al-Namnam criticizes the point of view that claims that critic to Israeli policies is an “equation” with anti-Semitism:

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