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ʾAbū al-ʿAlā Māḍī was born in 1958 into a religious, Muslim family in Minia, Egypt. In 1996, he became the co-founder of Hizb al-Wasat (Center Party) which simultaneously signaled his break from the Muslim Brotherhood. The establishment of a political party with an Islamic background touches on a...
ʿUmar ʿAbd al-Raḥman was born in 1938 in the village of al-Jamālīyah on the Nile Delta. He lost his sight ten months after his birth due to childhood diabetes. In 1993, ʿAbd al-Raḥman was charged with leading a terrorist group that orchestrated several terrorist attacks.ʿAbd al-Raḥman was convicted...
Saʿd al-Dīn Ibrāhīm was born in Mansūrah, Egypt in 1938. He has been a highly controversial figure in Egypt for many years because of his strong stance on civil society, democracy and minority rights. In 2000, Ibrāhīm attracted international attention when he was arrested by Egyptian security along...
Muḥammad Khayrat al-Shāṭir is generally seen as the financial leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. He was elected deputy to the Supreme Guide of the organization in 2003. al-Shāṭir was born May 5, 1950, in al-Daqahlīyah, Egypt. He has been active in Islamic, political activities since the...
Muḥammad Ḥabīb was born in 1943 and holds the position of  First Deputy for the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Ḥabīb is part of the older generation of the Muslim Brotherhood. This older generation is usually considered to be very cautious about cooperating with the state. They...
Ayman Nūr is a strong proponent of liberal political reforms in Egypt as well as a strong profile on human rights. He has used his seat in parliament to carry out "investigations on everything from bread prices to torture." Only three months after establishing his new party, Ayman Nūr was stripped...
ʿAmru Mūsā; an Egyptian politician and diplomat who holds the position of Secretary-General of the Arab Leagueand plays a pivotal role in negotiations around most of the major disputes in the Arab world. Such negotations are in regards to the disputes between Morocco and Algeria over Western Sahara...
Co-founder of the al-Waṣaṭ Party, members are mostly Muslim Brotherhood youth that seperated from the Muslim Brotherhood  
The article presents a specific case of a man who converted to Christianity, and the problems that he was faced with following his decision.
The following article presents an introduction to the debate about the freedom of religion and conversion in Egypt, focusing on legal cases of conversions, specifically changing one’s religious identity on identification cards.
Although Egyptian civil law does not prohibit conversion from one religion to another, there are discrepancies in an individual’s ability to convert.
Ane Skov Birk, a student at Copenhagen University, Denmark, stayed with CIDT from 24 January 2007 “ 11 August 2007. She has done excellent work, much of which has been reflected in texts she has written in AWR. She presents an overview of her experiences working with CIDT, and the knowledge she has...
The following presents the opinion of Saad Eddin Ibrahim – one of the most outspoken critics of the Egyptian government, who was imprisoned from 2000-2003 for his critique. He is a liberal secularist, but as a result of his strong democratic stance, he defends the rights of all groups in society,...
In 1992, Cairo witnessed the first ‘Conference on the Problems of Bias,’ which concluded the main features of a “theory of bias.” In March 2007, Cairo witnessed the secondconference on bias, ‘The International Conference for Dialogue between Civilizations and the Different Tracks of Knowledge.’ The...
The authors discuss their trip to see the celebration of the Holy Family crossing the Nile River in a village in Upper Egypt. They reflect on their experiences and the need to improve dialogue between Muslims and Christians in Egypt.
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