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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.
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).
The Jamā’ah Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) rejected the text of Article 2 of the Constitution and called on the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt to omit the word ‘principles’ of the sharī’ah, threatening to take to the streets and urge the people to refuse the constitution if...
Senior leader of the Islamic Reform Front Organisation,ʿAmr ʿAbd al-Shakūr ʿAmir, said the main reason for the end of good relations between al-Jamaʿa al-Islamiyyah and the Islamic Community, is because the Jamāl Hishmat [Gamal Heshmat] is attacking Assim ʿAbd al-Mājid (member of Shura Council)...
‘Abūd al-Zumur, member of the Shūrá Council of the Jamā’ah al- Islāmiyah, called upon political Islamists to revise their positions and not to obey any single person as well as to attend to the people of knowledge known to be good and upright.
Al- Jama’ah al – Islamiyah requested postponing the presidential elections until a national reconciliation has been carried out. It warned against starting elections procedures in the current political state. It stated yesterday that going forth with the presidential election procedures can...
The so called curse of the Muslim Brotherhood’s diaspora also affects al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīah, most recently by a decision to expel the Muslim Brotherhood from the capital of Qatar, Dūhah.
Usāmah Bin Lādin sought his advice, and Muḥammad Mursī spared no effort to free him from the US prison. Many people probably do not know `Umar `Abd al-Raḥmān, who died on Saturday evening in a USA prison, but everyone knows the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the United Nations...
In his famous speech on June 29, 2012, after winning the presidential election race, deposed Egyptian President Muḥammad Mursī pledged exerting efforts to release Shaykh `Umar `Abd al-Raḥmān, leader of al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmiyah [Islamic Group] who died last Saturday in a US prison.
The Arab countries, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrayn, and Egypt have issued a joint statement on Friday morning, naming 59 people and twelve entities, 26 of them Egyptian, accused of terror actions. The statement included a list of wanted people, among them was Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, who...
Since June 30, 2013, sporadic acts of violence and terrorism have risen to the surface of the public sphere, and armed Takfīri groups and movements have systematically adopted the use of violence. However, over time, smaller groups active in different parts of the country, have targeted both state...
The Islamic political groups, the Brotherhood [Muslim Brotherhood] foremost among them, continue using the slogan "Islam is The Solution". These groups have adopted the slogan to appeal to the emotionality of many simple people, who consider it to be the magic key for all the problems faced by the...
The US State Department on Thursday named al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmiyah in Egypt as a global terrorist organization among 70 terrorist organizations worldwide, despite the group's involvement in political life following the January 25 Revolution and its establishment of the political Construction and...
Amid a state of deterioration, disintegration and weakness that the Muslim Brotherhood Organization (MB) in Egypt is enduring, and after facing successive blows, increasing talk about the emergence of other powers, belonging to the stream of political Islam, emerged on the scene, aspiring to become...
Background: The head of the City Council  of Luxor organized a press conference to talk about the situation in Luxor. In November 1997, 62 people including 58 foreigners were killed in a famous tourist attraction called al Dayr-al-Baḥrī which affected tourism in Luxor greatly. Questions were asked...
Background: In a press conference after the Israeli military operation in South Lebanon in 1996, President Mubārak’s advisor Usāma al-Bāz comments and states his country's stance on the matter. He also responds to the questions of journalists and reporters from all over the world on the other...
Background:  Witnesses of the 1996 terrorist attack on tourists in a Cairo hotel (killing 17 Greek tourists) report what they have seen and how they evaluate the situation. At a press conference, Egyptian diplomat ʾUsāma al-Bāz addresses his government’s policy toward Sudan and the state of the...
Background:  This recording concerns the history of Red Sea tourism in Egypt, the preservance of the eco-system in relation to tourism and the drop in tourism following the Luxor massacre of 1997. A German-Egyptian couple outlines their hotel business’ rise at the Egyptian Red Sea coast. In a press...
Background: The state visit of the Queen and Prince of November 17-19 1997 to Egypt continues. During this state visit, terrorists killed around 60 tourists in Luxor. Dutch tourists David van der Meulen and Saskia van der Mast were lucky enough not to be on the site of the massacre, as their bus...

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