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The Egyptian Church has denied accusations levelled against it by the Muslim Brotherhood, claiming that it had mobilized Copts to vote against the draft constitution during the first round of the referendum which took place last Saturday (15 December).
Dr. Najīb Jubrā'īl, Head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization, said that the Muslim Brotherhood are trying to enforce the Church name in the current events even though the Church did not interfere in politics and did not incite Copts to do anything (referring to protests off the...
In Shubrā, Muslims and Christians united against the Constitution.
Dr. Rev. Safwat al-Bayādī, head of the Evangelical Church in Egypt, stressed that Church withdrawal form the Constituent Assembly was due to not including Copts in the Constitution although they are half of the community. 
The Muslim Brotherhood Guidance Office and the Freedom and Justice Party headquarters in al-Muqattam lifted the Emergency Law to monitor closely the referendum in ten governorates.
Independent human rights organizations, monitoring the referendum over the draft Constitution, detected several attempts of preventing Copts from voting.
Jamāl Shamardal, a leading member of the Jamā’ah Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) in Beni Suef, held Priest Ishaq Kastūr of the ‘Izbit Marco Church of al-Fashn town, responsible for the escalated incidents in the governorate during the past few days.
U.S. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Jim Jordan (R-OH), Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing concerns and raising a number of questions regarding the...
ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Barr, the dean of the Usūl al-Dīn (Muslim Theology) College in al-Mansūrah, al-Daqahlia governorate, and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Irshād (Guidance) Office, said he attended the new Coptic Orthodox Pope enthronement ceremony because it is a kind of good deed ordered by...
The postponement of a meeting that was scheduled to take place between President Muḥammad Mursī and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II at the al-Itiḥādīyah presidential palace on Tuesday (November 20) raised controversy in political circles. 
Pope Tawāḍrūs II on Monday (November 19) received a delegation of the Popular Current alliance led by its founder, former presidential candidate Ḥamdīn Ṣabbāhī, who stressed his respect for the role played by the church and the Azhar in the protection of moderation in the Egyptian society. 
President Muḥammad Mursī decided to intervene to settle the crisis of the constituent assembly after the majority of political and societal powers that do not belong to political Islam groups quit it.
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar is discussing in a meeting with Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II the reasons behind the church’s withdrawal from the panel and bones of contention as the quitting members did not officially offer their resignations. 
Dr. Ḥasan al-Shāfʿī, Chairman of the Arabic Language Academy, who is also a representative of the Azhar in the panel, said the Azhar and the church are in agreement on the need to keep Article II of the constitution intact. 
Bishop Būla, the spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church, said the church has received phone contacts with leading figures of the panel regarding the return to the constitution-writing panel, adding the final decision in this respect is up to Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II.
Dr. Saʿd al-Katātnī, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, instructed Coptic members of the FJP to open dialogue with leaders of churches that quit the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt and to set a date for a meeting with them in two days in an...
Coptic thinker Rafīq Habīb said the war being waged by the secularist powers and elite on the Muslim Brotherhood and its Freedom and Justice Party, Islamist parties and the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt are all battles against the Islamic identity, the same thing that...
The MubārakEducationalCity, which belongs to the ministry of education, has been turned into a ceremonial hall for the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom & Justice Party (FJP), as the minister’s advisor, a Brotherhood member, has coordinated with the minister to have the facility as a headquarters...
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back with fury’ (Berlin 1972).
Objections to the president’s decrees caused tension and clashes with members of the Muslim Brotherhood group in a number of governorates, topped by a most heated Alexandria.


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