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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. 
In a precedent inside the first parliament after the January 25 revolution, Salafī MP Mamdūh Ismā’īl stunned all fellow lawmakers when he recited the azān (Muslim call for prayers) for the ‘asr (afternoon) inside the People’s Assembly hall during debates. Parliament Speaker Sa’d al-Katātnī...
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.    
Marina Ihab reviews Watani International colleague Nadir Shukry’s book about reconciliation sessions. In his book, Shukry documents 19 sectarian cases which have undergone traditional reconciliation sessions that resulted in the culprits being freed while the victims never receive justice.
This article critiques the hold that religious institutions have over Egyptians and argues that they are an obstacle to the creation of a cohesive Egyptian identity.
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...

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