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Two days ago, we lost the honorable Sayyid Ḥijāb, the descendent of Bayram, Ḥaddād, and Jāhīn; the pinnacle of colloquial Egyptian poetry, deep and eloquent as it is. He left us on the anniversary of the glorious January 25 2011. He was one of the pillars of this day.
(1) After the enaction of the new church construction law last autumn , the concept of the Christian denomination was legalized. . This  sparks a heated debate  on the nature of Christian denominations  in Egypt, abreast of the "codification" of the conditions of al-ʿAzābī Pasha, which was issued...
Samīr Marqus, Researcher and Political Writer, writes that having a dialogue with political Islam is required for the uniting of the nation and its future. He added that, Jizyah [Tax imposed on non-Muslims living under Muslim rule] is not applicable today. It was used in the past for non-Muslims...
The January 25 Revolution has created a wonderful patriotic state among all Egyptians, reflecting national activism under which all citizens are searching for whatever unites them in the face of corruption.
According to the article, one year ago Samīr Marqus predicted the consequences of religious tensions in Egypt, which resulted in the Naj‘ Hammādī incident. Political leadership then decided to reinforce the principles of the civil state and equal citizenship, in in order to encourage coexistence....
Samīr Marqus writes about the contribution of Copts in the parliament throughout history. Coptic interest in politics stood at 10% before the 1952 revolution. After the revolution, Muslim and Christian political elites disappeared and a middle class of Egyptians emerged. The parliament of 1979...
Samīr Marqus begins by quoting the celebrated Egyptian writer Najīb Maḥfūẓ from one of his major works: "The problem of the Copts is that of the people. If they are persecuted, so are we; if they are liberated, so are we." Marqus says this means "there will be no salvation for the Copts in...
Smaīr Marqus reflects on the shortcomings in the educational system in Egypt.
Samīr Marqus tackles the deteriorating condition of education in Egypt.

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