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Post-Mursī, some say the Salafi Nour Party was pushed into a corner. Others say they played their cards perfectly. In any case they supported the 2014 constitution despite its removal of religious provisions they largely orchestrated only two years earlier. While the Muslim Brotherhood and most...
The recent transcript published by Arab West Report on our interview with Bishop Antonios of the Coptic Catholic Church has attracted the attention of scholars in the West. In particular, Dr. Wolfram Reiss, professor of historical and comparative studies of religions at the University of Vienna,...
In a recent article for Arab West Report, Editor-in-Chief Cornelis Hulsman highlighted the mutual recourse to anti-Semitic accusations on the part of both opponents and supporters of the current government. He referenced to research complied by MEMRI, in which General Sīsī and the Muslim...
Seeking to represent all sectors of Egyptian society, the Egyptian Committee of Fifty to amend the constitution of 2012 was light on political parties. Only four seats were assigned, two for liberals and two for Islamists. This was in contrast to the Committee of One Hundred that wrote the 2012...
Following the passage of the 2012 Egyptian constitution in a disputed and divisive referendum, Muslim Brotherhood leader Muhammad al-Biltājī praised the text and tried to assuage opponents of any flaws it might contain.   
The composition of the committee to rewrite Egypt’s constitution was deliberately designed to include the diversity of Egyptian society. According to the representative of the Nubian community, Hajāj Udūl, in the case of his people this was a deliberate break from the past.
The interview took place at the residence of the bishop in Six October City on December 10, 2013. The interview was entirely in Arabic and was transcribed and translated into English. Interviewers: Cornelis Hulsman and Jayson Casper Transcribed by: Ahmad Deiab and Raafat Nabil Translated by: Ahmad...
One of the greatest horrors that can befall a family is the sudden disappearance of their child. No country in the world could doubt such tragedy. Why then does controversy surround Coptic minors? There are two prominent reasons, and both relate to the contested sectarian nature of Egyptian...
Rev. Safwat al-Bayādī, president of the Protestant churches of Egypt, believes the amended constitution submitted to Egypt for referendum January 14-15, is 85 percent positive. As one of the fifty committee members, he described his experiences, both positive and negative, to Arab West Report on...
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...

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