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The author comments on the Abū Fānā reconciliation process that has been ongoing for over a year.
Sidhom comments on the recent ban on minaret construction for Swiss mosques, saying that he is uncomfortable with the prospect of a moderate nation such as Switzerland being dragged towards religious intolerance. He also compares the banning of minaret construction to the difficulties faced by...
The author asks how extremist leaflets are allowed to be published and distributed in towns and cities, pondering whether this would be allowed if the target of the leaflets’ ire were the government itself.
How Egyptians employ double standards depending on whether the victim is Muslim and the perpetrator Western or vice versa
Recently the number of religious booklets being handed out on public transportation or in the streets has increased. Sidhum argues that such booklets spread extremist thoughts and contribute to a culture of hate in Egyptian society. He discusses one such book, al-Walā’ wa al-Barā’ [Loyalty and...
The author discusses double standards in Egyptian politics, commenting on quotas being assigned to women, and the proposed quota for Copts.
The author expresses his astonishment at the apathy with which the latest NCHR report was received by official forums. Despite recommendations made in the report, which also expressed concern at the indifference shown by official channels, little action is taken on the two main issues; growing...
In his article Yūsuf Sidhom differentiates between the sectarian incidents that take place between Muslims and Copts and real cases of persecution that affect masses of Copts. He argues that the problems for Copts in the governorate of Minya are particularly bad and states that the file on them...
The rights pertaining to houses of worship are one of the core areas of conflict between Muslims and Christians in Egypt and are a source of grievance for many Christians. Sidhum explains the cases of two such cases involving Christians’ legal rights in detail in this article, one from 1923 and the...
Sidhom comments on the Parliament’s refusal to discuss a unified law on building places of worship for the fifth year in a row.

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