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Different political forces have signed an Azhar document that denounces violence. The signing of this document illustrates that there is a common belief in peaceful change and represents an agreement between different political forces. The article discusses the underlying causes to the latest surge...
ʿImād Jād writes about the closure of churches by security authorities in Egypt for allegedly security reasons, describing how Coptic Christians have suffered for decades from the restrictions on building, and even restoration, of churches. 
In his column of this week, the writer ‘Imād Jād criticizes the state of religious obsession that has overwhelmed the Egyptian society. He spots one example of an exam for a job in the office of the Qaliyūbiya Governorate that contained a religious question for applicants. 
According to the rules of international law, the State is defined as having population, a territory and a sovereign government. Three powers oversee legislation, the enforcement of the law and its subsequent implementation. One of the most important criteria for distinguishing between the different...
The Political Parties Department of the Supreme Administrative Court rejected the proposal presented by a lawyer to disband the salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party because it is based on religious principles. The Court affirmed, however, that it is not within the rights of any individual to call for...
The equation between the state and the church began to change in the final year of Mubārak’s rule, which was also roughly the last year of Pope Shenūda’s. In this year, the Church’s grip on the youth began to weaken, and the youth began to transcend the church and its leader. This equation began to...
  Al-Sādāt is the primary person responsible for planting and sponsoring the roots of discrimination in Egypt, but Mubārak is responsible for preserving al-Sādāt’s formula for maintaining religious and sectarian tensions in the country and manipulating them politically.
  There is sort of an agreement between Egyptian authors and thinkers that what occurs in Egypt with respect to Copts can not be described as persecution. There is a degree of disagreement after that regarding the accurate description of the current reality. There are those that see discrimination...
From time to time, Egypt experiences crimes of forced displacement committed against individual citizens or their family in accordance with tribal tradition. These crimes are often committed in the presence of Egyptian state institutions' representatives, and sometimes, local members of parliament...
  The discussion surrounding Copts of the diaspora is back again, this time with negative connotations out of a fear of this community organizing demonstrations during President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī’s expected visit to the United States within the next few weeks. In fact, some media outlets have...

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