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Background: Ṣaīdā, Samīra and Hind are Dutch students, studying Arabic at Leiden University in the Netherlands. All three are originally from Morocco and are now on exchange in Egypt. They share their experiences of living in Egypt and compare it to their Arab heritage. Furthermore, Majdī Ḥussaīn,...
Background: In May 1996, al-Sha‘b newspaper published a highly controversial article on how Muḥammad became Michael featuring the story of a Muslim who converted to Christianity by Dr. Muḥammad ʿAbbās, a prominent Egyptian author. The article allegedly accused the Christian community in Egypt of...
Background: Following the assassination attempt on President Muḥammad Ḥusnī Mubārak in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June of 1995, the government launched a massive campaign of clamping down on Muslim Brotherhood members. Cornelis Hulsman along with Sunnī Khālid (NPR) sat down with Egyptian Islamist and...
In an unprecedented event throughout the history of The Netherlands a far-right party will propose blocking ministerial appointments of two Muslim ministers on the ground of holding dual citizenship, in the parliament during the presentation of new Dutch government’s work program.
As President Mubārak called for the Constitutional amendments, leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood group attacked them as they mainly aim at preventing political Islamic groups come to power. On the other hand, the media have praised the amendments, showing the dangers of the Brotherhood to both...
The president of the Labor Party dismissed Magdi Hussein, the editor-in-chief of the now closed al-Sha‘b paper, and other 10 members from the Party. The dismissed members represent the Islamic trend in the Party. The Muslim Brotherhood refused describing Shukri’s decision as a change in the...
The frozen Labour party challenged the administrative procedures used to freeze it and presented a list of 19 candidates for the next parliamentary elections, while a group of law activists called for the resumption of the party’s activities.
The current crisis of the frozen opposition party, al-Amal (Labour), entered a new stage after the revocation, by the administrative supreme court, of the ban imposed by the parliamentary committee of parties. There is a high expectation of a revival of the same party.
The consultative council (Shūrá) in the Egyptian parliament decided, on July 24, to freeze the Islamic opposition Labour Party. It filed an urgent case before the Administrative Supreme Court to dissolve the Labour Party, and to see whether the criminal charges, reported against 55 of the...
The three weekly publications ran simultaneous interviews with the Sheikh of the Azhar, Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, who was angry about the accusation of being away during the strongest ever controversy in the Egyptian society, which was about the novel "A Banquet for seaweed."
A demonstration against attacking Afghanistan erupted in the Azhar mosque after Friday prayers. The demonstrators were led by some parliamentary members and members of Islamic and leftist parties. They were shouting against attacking innocent Afghan people and asked for the same way of fighting...
Al-Qammāsh asks for President Mubārak’s mediatation to reissue al-Sha‘b newspaper, considering the six year ban on the newspaper sufficient punishment .
The article is an interview with some members of Al-Tahrir Al-Islami Party [Islamic Liberation Party]. Their main ideology is the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate. The party was founded in 1952 in Jordan by Taqi Eddin Al-Nabahani, a Palestinian. The interviewed members comment on the...
Politicians of all different political backgrounds are pandering to the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, seeking the organization’s support in the elections. Yet in doing so, they are helping to strengthen the Brotherhood.
The change that Saad Eddin Ibrahim advocates aims at only one thing: that extremists reach power. He was recently quoted in the newspapers as saying, “Extremists in power are better than the ruling dictatorships that are present now.” It is as if Ibrahim wants to take revenge against the state,...
The Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated every political party and syndicate and destroyed each one of them because they believe that the means justifies the end. They do not believe in democracy, but they use it in every field to achieve their ends and goals, and by which they could reach power. As...
The author of this article strongly opposes the article published in the last issue in which Dr. Hassan Hefni called for forming political parties based on religion. According to the author of this article, forming political parties based on religion is a dangerous call that leads to the...
The Supreme Administrative Court decided to postpone its decision concerning the appeal lodged by the Labor Party to cancel the decision that suspended Al-Shaab paper, the mouthpiece of the Party. Members of the Party made some decisions to regain their unity. Some members objected to these...
Ibrahim Shukri, the president of the Labor Party went back on his decision concerning dismissing 11 members, representing the Islamic trend in the party. He stressed that it was General Tala’at Muslim [a given name] and not him who took such a decision. The latter denied what Shukri said about him.
The head of the Labor Party said that the Brotherhood does not need the party now as they have 17 representatives in Parliament. He added that the party bridged the gap between the Brotherhood and the other parties. The mistakes of the Brotherhood made the party what it is now. He denied...

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