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Presidential candidate Al- Sīsī stated that Egyptians are walking the path of democracy, however comparing Egypt to Western democracies is a difficult issue. 
ʾAbū al-ʿAlā Māḍī was born in 1958 into a religious, Muslim family in Minia, Egypt. In 1996, he became the co-founder of Hizb al-Wasat (Center Party) which simultaneously signaled his break from the Muslim Brotherhood. The establishment of a political party with an Islamic background touches on a...
Muḥammad Ḥabīb was born in 1943 and holds the position of  First Deputy for the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Ḥabīb is part of the older generation of the Muslim Brotherhood. This older generation is usually considered to be very cautious about cooperating with the state. They...
Military experts have said that the Egyptian people will not accept the existence of an Islamic state. Major General Jamāl Maẓlūm (Gen.) said, "Whatever the percentage of participants [were Muslim] at the rally in Taḥrīr Square...I do not think that the people of Egypt are moving towards a...
 The author analyzes the state of the Muslim Brotherhood party, mentioning the state's role as well as the role of the party.    
Waḥīd Ḥāmid compares the Islamic Justice and Development Party [AKP] in Turkey, which has reached power, and the Muslim Brotherhood group in Egypt. He believes that the Turkish party has managed to attain power by concerning themselves with the real problems of people, unlike Islamists in Egypt...
Dr. Sa‘d al- Dīn Ibrāhīm argues that with the increasing power of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic political groups, the deletion and amendment of article two of the Egyptian Constitution seems next to impossible. He suggests that the only solution will be to add a new article affirming...
‘Ādil Jindī sheds light on Egyptian statesmen’s ‘perplexing’ statements concerning the second article of the Egyptian Constitution, which designates the principles of the Islamic Sharī‘ah as the main source of legislation. The author discusses the impact of this article on the political situation...
Sāmih Fawzī denounces the increasing religious influence on Egyptian society, and calls for clear constitutional texts that prohibit religious influence on public institutions.
Hāzim Munīr discusses the Muslim Brotherhood’s rejection to the proposed constitutional amendments aimed at separating religion from politics. He argues that they indirectly insist on mixing religion and politics in an attempt to religionize politics and add a divine cover on their own beliefs.
Y?suf Sidhum welcomes the new year and hopes to see a positive change in Egypt. He highlights the positive economic development, and recalls negative incidents from 2006
‘Ādil al-Dawwī reflects on two recent events that created uproar in the Egyptian society: the crisis of the anti-Ḥijāb statements made by the Egyptian minister of culture, and the semi-militaristic parade of Azhar students who belong to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Hāzim ‘Abd al-Rahmān discusses the issue of establishing a political party based on a religious reference, presenting his perspective on the impossibility of establishing such party.
An analysis of the impact of sectarian sedition on Arab policies.
A former intern with the Center for Arab West Understanding, Mia Ulvgraven, provides a personal account of her time in Egypt, and how, as a Westerner, her views have been altered and corrected with living and working in the Middle East.
There is no median between a religious state and a civil state. Many observers consider the proposed constitutional amendments to be encouraging political Islamic groups. While Muslim groups deny any contradiction between article two of the Egyptian Constitution and the principles of citizenship,...
Muhammad Tuhāmī stresses the necessity of separating religion and politics.
After having discussed his local expectations from the newly reformed National Council for Human Rights [http://www.nchr.org.eg/En/home.asp], Hānī Labīb explains his expectations on the international level.
Since police arrested members and key figures of the Muslim Brotherhood over holding a military rally at the Azhar University, the group has been suffering from a massive security campaign from and a threat of the constitutional changes.
Muslims and Christians are brothers in citizenship. He calls on Copts to wake up and discard passiveness to lead an active and instructive role for the good of Egypt together with their Muslim brothers.

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