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Several MPs called for the discussion of the draft law to establish an independent anti-discrimination commission in the fourth session of parliament that is due to start in October this year.
Dr. Ḥāfiz Abu Siʿdah, president of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), member of the National Council for Human Rights, reviewed the Council's efforts to promote the concept of citizenry in Egypt and its role in supporting international organizations in their war on terrorism. He...
Dr. Yāssir Burhāmī, Deputy Leader of al-Da’wah al-Salafīa, issued a fatwá (religious verdict) saying that non-Muslims are not allowed to hold the function of president, nor any other sovereign functions, because it is not permissible for an infidel to rule over a Muslim according to the sharī’ah (...
Anger rose in the Muslim circles as well as Muslim organizations in Denmark after the decision of the Danish government to ban slaughtering animals in the Islamic manner was publicized. A number of activists have started a counter campaign that included Muslims and Jewish denominations (Mahmūd Zakī...
In a call-in show aired Thursday on Egyptian TV, president of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights (EUHR), Najīb Jubrāʾīl said that it is an urge to annul the law on contempt of religion, after it became evident that this law has been used by some against the intellectuals.
Since ʿAmr ibn al-ʿĀṣ conquered Egypt in the seventh century, the Coptic and Jewish genuine citizens have been treated as ‘ahl al-dhimma’ (people under protection), that is, they had to pay an annual tax, with the exemption of male minors and elders, as both either did not reach the legal age of...
 “I do not know why Muslims in Egypt are allowed to build mosques at any place and at any time, while Egyptian Christians are not,” Dr. Abu al-Ghār wonders, describing the building of churches in Egypt ‘a persisting malaise due to
Sāmir Nasīm, a young Coptic man in his thirties who owns a computer maintenance shop in Bāb al- Lūk in Cairo, has resorted to hanging a piece of paper saying “It is prohibited to discuss politics” in the shop.
Incidents of ongoing sectarian violence are recurring regarding allegations of unauthorized praying. This is one of the question marks facing Egyptian society and the Governorate of Minyā in particular. No conclusion has been reached pertaining to the reasons for the outbreak of violence in “the...
Upon celebrating the Christmas Mass on January 7 and receiving the congratulatory wishes extended by Egyptian public personalities, Pope Tawadros II left to Saint Bishoy Monastery (Dayr al-Anbā Bīshūy) in Wādī al-Natrūn. According to a Church source, the Pope is reviving the weekly sermon tradition...
On the sidelines of a seminar organized by the Egyptian Free Party’s training and education secretariat, Coptic journalist Nādir Shukrī denounced customary reconciliation sessions usually held to solve Muslim-Christian clashes, such as the most recent one in the city of Abu Qurqāṣ where Muslim...
In an interview with Mīnā Thābit, Director of the Minorities and Vulnerable Groups Program at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF), he said that Christians in Egypt suffer from personal status issues, especially divorce and the permit for a second marriage, in addition to the...
Dr. Khālid Muntaṣir, Egyptian physician and columnist, dedicates his article this week to Dr. Muḥammad Abū al-Ghār, who has been honored by the British Royal Society for his work in the field of gynecology and woman health: Every day he taught us a new lesson. he is a professor in every sense of...
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...
Egyptian poetess and novelist Fātimah Nāʾūt criticized Egyptian actress Ḥanān Turk for her remarks in which she described Copts in Egypt as dhimmīs, saying that the term ‘dhimmī’ can no longer be used to describe non-Muslims under civil laws applied in modern Egypt.
In response to what has been recently circulated that an Egyptian court prevented a Christian citizen ‎from giving testimony, SaʿīdʿAbd al-Masīḥ ʿAbd Allāh, a lawyer, said that in 2016, he was able to testify before the ‎Family Court and the judge accepted his testimony.‎
“The Eastern Christians, Two Thousand Years of History” Exhibition, hosted by the Arab World Institute in Paris, has received great attention in the French, Arab and other media networks, especially because French President Emmanuel Macron attended the opening of the exhibition.
On November 19, Christians of al-Fashn in the governorate of Banī Swayf will gather for the 40th day anniversary of Father Samʿān Shiḥāta’s death. This is a custom widely observed by Muslims and Christians alike, probably dating back to pharaonic days. In light of this occasion, please find...
The Committee of Suggestions and Complaints included the Foreign Names Prevention Bill on its agenda to amend two articles of the law.
  Al-Sādāt is the primary person responsible for planting and sponsoring the roots of discrimination in Egypt, but Mubārak is responsible for preserving al-Sādāt’s formula for maintaining religious and sectarian tensions in the country and manipulating them politically.

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