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The three Egyptian churches congratulated Muhammad Mursī over his victory in the runoff round against former regime general Ahmad Shafīq. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, June 25, p. 6] Read original text in Arabic
Dr. Muhammad ‘Imād al-Dīn, member of the parliament for the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), said that since the FJP have the largest percentage of seats in the People’s Assembly and the Shurá Council are of the FJP, 50 percent. Consequently, they would settle in its favor the argument over the...
Church and Coptic figures lashed out at the Constitution panel and the percentage of Copts in it, considering the constituent assembly as “shameful” and stressing that they will not accept discrimination against Copts. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, March 26, 2012, p. 4] Read original text in...
On February 1st, Elizabeth Kendal, an international religious liberty analyst and advocate, published an article titled, “Egypt: The Gross Insecurity of the Dhimmī,” for Assist News Service (ANS), an online publication based out of California. Her goal in the article is to advocate for the...
Salafi politics has taken Egypt by storm. This has surprised many commentators who underestimated their base of thought and non-political nature. For others, it has been a validation of years of Salafi work in mosques and surrounding communities to preach Islam and help the poor.   As an aid to...
Shaykh Hamdī ‘Abd al-Fattāh is a unique personality in Egypt. Little known outside of his home region of Maghagha in Upper Egypt, he is a candidate for parliament running under the banner of the Salafi Nour Party. In and of itself, there is nothing unusual here – the Nour Party has searched for and...
Dr. Muhammad al-Biltājī, Secretary-General of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, attacked the practices of business tycoon Najīb Sawirus in establishing parties, channels and newspapers to divide the nation. In his rally in Shibīn al-Qanātir area, Biltājī said that Sawirus seeks to...
I took a stroll through our neighborhood this morning to see the early activity surrounding our four public schools hosting parliamentary elections. Polls opened at 8am, and I crossed the street, walked a block, and began to observe. A few things stuck me immediately. First, a long line. Over 100...
Some think that Egyptians should not harbor any fears about the Salafīs and that we should not be exaggerating, but what is happening on the ground does not augur well at all.
Results of the first round of Egypt's first post-Mubārak parliamentary elections, as announced by the High Judicial Elections Commission (HJEC) showed progress by the Democratic Alliance for Egypt, in which the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) obtained 40% of the votes, followed...

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