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The author, Ḥamdī Rizq, states that the recent population census did not meet the expectations of Copts and a range of observers who wanted to know the official number of Copts in Egypt. Although the national Coptic Orthodox Church does not announce or ask for numbers to avoid provoking sectarian...
It is natural that Egypt is targeted from all sides during a period where the Arab World is trying to find balance. Egypt is ordered to play a passive role on the Arab countries’ level, especially after the rapprochement that was achieved during the Dead Sea Summit, where King Sulaymān Bin ʿAbd al-...
Meanwhile, Orthodox churches in Egypt are holding the Coptic Christmas Mass today amidst tight security measures as the Mass will be led by Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III at the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah.   The Mass will be attended by delegations representing...
Egypt's Foreign Ministry said that the USA House Judiciary Committee's approval of a legislation emphasizing the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) a terrorist organization, reiterates the validity of Egypt's position of rejection of the MB Organization on both the official and the public levels.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III ordered Archpriest Sergius Sergius, deputy of the patriarchate for administrative affairs, to send Coptic Orthodox Christmas Mass invitations to all political parties including the Salafī ones like al-Asālah (Authenticity), al-Fadīlah (Virtue) and al-Nūr (Light) as...
The Muslim Brotherhood announced that it already set up informal groups to participate in the protection of churches during the New Year's Eve and Eastern Coptic Christmas celebrations. The Brotherhood, in a statement congratulating Copts as well as Muslim on the Christmas, called on the Supreme...
This article was originally posted on Christianity Today, May 31, 2012. The first free election in Egypt's history has captured headlines worldwide with its unexpected runoff between a Mubārak regime figure and a Muslim Brotherhood leader. Less known is that 17 Coptic evangelical leaders met with...
On February 28, 2012 the leaders of the Council of the Evangelical Churches in Egypt met with the Muslim Brotherhood, and produced a document delineating the shared values of both organizations. Seventeen evangelical signatories are listed; perhaps the one most surprising comes at the very end. Rev...
Cornelis Hulsman addresses Egyptian Christians' fear of the strong shift towards Islamism in Egypt and the repercussions it may have for the Christian community. He discusses this fear in the context of current situation in Egypt with regard to the further decline of the economy, the power struggle...
This text was first published in Christianity Today on January 23, 2012. Please click here for the link.Egypt’s parliamentary elections are over. While noting irregularities, former US president Jimmy Carter, through his Carter Center for promoting democracy, has judged the elections to be “...
[This is a full transcript of an interview made on December 2, 2011] The results of the first round of the Egyptian elections show that Islamist parties appear to have won by a landslide. The Muslim Brotherhood created the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) that has apparently received 40-45 percent...
A meeting planned between Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III and Muslim Brotherhood Murshid (Guide) Muhammad Badī', which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday (June 21, 2011), was postponed over previously-set appointments for the pope prior to his recent therapeutic trip in the United States, a...
Muhammad Badī', the Muslim Brotherhood's (MB) Murshid [Guide], said that the basis of knowledge and morals in the Egyptian community come from the Azhar, adding that all MB and al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah are brought up on this. He said that Sayīd Qutb, whom he called a martyr, advised him to take care...
“The Coptic Church prefers not to enter into politics just work in the social field. All meetings between the Muslim Brotherhood group and Copts are just random and disorganized" says Dr. Rafīq Ḥabīb, a Coptic thinker. On the other hand Ṣubḥī Ṣalīh, a leader in the MB, asserts that no Copt or a...
Dr. 'Isām al-'Iryān, Spokesperson of the Muslim Brotherhood [MB], said that the MB will meet with Coptic youth soon and that they are studying a possible meeting between the MB and the church. The goal of these meetings is to discuss the different points of view on both sides and fears of the MB on...
Coptic Pope Shenouda III denied previous media reports, according to which he had discussed a potential meeting between Copts and the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). The MB, on the other hand, is holding on to its view that the possibility of a meeting was discussed, that would have granted Copts the...
Coptic Pope Shenouda III made a phone call to Muhammad Badī', the murshid (guide) of the Muslim Brotherhood group, during which he thanked him for enquiring after the pope's health when he returned home from a treatment trip in Cleveland, Ohio.
The author states some facts about the Muslim Brotherhood.
The author records the history of the Muslim Brotherhood and its relation with Copts.
The author begins by highlighting the number of Muslim Brothers elected in the 2005 parliamentary elections. He goes on to discuss his meeting with members of the Brotherhood, and their real goals for Egypt as stated in 2005, and looks back to consider how much of what was expected was actually...

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