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They are called the Committee of Fifty, and with good reason. Fifty leading Egyptian figures were selected by president Adly Mansour to amend the 2012 constitution, drawn the suggestions offered by the institutions of state, religious bodies, professional syndicates, political parties, and his...
Among the key components in the 2013 amendments to the Egyptian constitution is the role of religion, and few are better placed to judge than Muhammad ‘Abd al-Salām. A judge and the legal consultant to the Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar, Ahmad al-Tayyib, Salām served as one of three Azhar representatives...
‘Ādil Mājid is the vice-president of the Egyptian Court of Cassation, the nation’s supreme judicial body. He is an expert in international criminal law and anti-terrorism, and currently serves as special advisor to the Islamic Criminal Justice Project at Durham University in the United Kingdom,...
Mirvat al-Tallāwī is head of the National Council for Women and one of the fifty members of the committee to amend the 2012 constitution. After originally suggesting 20 names to the president hoping for a one-third female composition, the council received a note back asking this to be narrowed down...
The last thing Dr. Nadia Mustafá wanted to talk about on December 9 was the constitution. Enraged at the military coup which deposed President Mursī and mournful over the deaths of so many of his supporters, the constitution is as illegal as the current government which produced it. 
Muhammad ‘Ablah was rather surprised to be selected for the Committee of Fifty to amend Egypt’s 2012 constitution. “I have been against the government and anti-regime my whole life,” he said. An internationally acclaimed artist, ‘Ablah suspects his name was chosen in consultation between the Arts...
As of today, December 2, 2013, the appointed fifty-member of the committee to amend the 2012 Egyptian Constitution are engaged in final voting on each article. They face a deadline to complete their work by December 3, after which it will be put to a national referendum in mid-January. In advance...
The Salafī-Jihadis of Egypt are a small movement, but Muhammad al-Zawāhirī, by virtue of his infamous brother Ayman, is its face. He made headlines on September 11, 2012, offering to mediate between ‘the West’ and al-Qaeda, believing he has leverage with family at the helm. 
Egypt is not (insert country here). Egypt’s troubles, however defined, are often compared to other nations, but always with a caveat noting Egyptian peculiarities. But considering ‘the troubles’, as the thirty-plus years of sectarian conflict are known in Belfast, Egypt would do well to consider...
‘Izzat al-Salamunī is a member of Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah’s Cairo Guidance Council. He hails from Salamun village in the district of Tīmah, in the governorate of Suhag in Upper Egypt. He graduated from the Azhar University in Cairo with a degree in commerce. He has adult children from his first wife,...

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