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This biography focuses on the Islamic viewpoints of Āḥmad al-Ṭayyib; how he argues from an Islamic perspective and does not attempt to see the world through the eyes of non-Muslims. He strives to represent Islam in the best possible light, talking about it in a very positive way and accordingly...
Egyptians against Discrimination, an advocacy group that fights discrimination among Egyptian citizens on any basis, has issued a statement that expresses solidarity with the Coptic student Bishūy Zāri' 'Abd al-Hanūn. Bishūy is a student at South Valley University, whose Dean and Deputy Dean...
The phenomenon of Islamic schools is not new; the new thing is that these schools do not accept employing Christian teachers or enlisting Christian students. Last week an advertisement appeared in the last page of al-Ahram about a school called ?Al-Bashayir al-Islāmīyah.” The advertisement called...
The article talks about the discrimination on the basis of religion that occurred in the Faculty of Specific Education at ‘Ayn Shams University. The minister of education is paying close attention to the case of excluding a Christian assistant professor, Ghādah ‘Ātif, from the academic schedule two...
Dr. Amīn Makram ‘Ubayd introduces himself to readers of AWR, wanting to dedicate his efforts “towards a mission of progress energized by a will to see obscurantism defeated, fanaticism vanquished and poverty conquered.” “Writing,” Dr. ‘Ubayd writes, “associated with a fair degree of research, put...
Safinaz Kazem writes about her experience of what she sees as persecution, as a result of her opposition to President Sadat’s signing the Camp David Accords, and states that persecution is for all Egyptians, not just Copts.
The author complains about the absence of Coptic names from the list of students who gained the highest grades in the thānawīya ‘amma [Egyptian high school].
A young Christian woman was appointed as an assistant professor in the Islamic Studies Department. She was not sure that the Faculty would accept her joining the department, in which only Muslim students study. However her intelligence encouraged her Muslim professors to support her, regardless...
Father Shenouda Marqus rejects the Danish cartoons and expresses his understanding for the angry feelings of Muslims, but at the same time wonders why Muslims in Egypt do not show the same level of sanctity towards Christianity, which he feels is being humiliated everyday in Egypt.
The writer absolves Dr. Hassan Hanafi, philosophy Professor at the Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, of allegations against him. Some Christian students had expressed their frustrations at a lecture on "misquotation and falsification of the Bible."
The writer comments on a message published in one of the Egyptians newspapers, recounting an accident that took place at the Faculty of Al-Alsun, Department of Spanish Language. On February 19, 2003, Professor Dr. Nagwa Mehraz gave a lecture on translation in which she spoke about Christianity and...
Some teachers overstep their educational role and encroach upon the domain of faith and creeds, holding undue comparisons between religions, and ridiculing the Christian faith in front of Christian students or after they have asked these students to leave the classroom
A comparison between Coptic Christmas before and after President Musbarak´s decision that January 7 is a national holiday. The author expresses the hope that this decision will revive the motto “Religion is for God and the homeland is for us all.”
The board of the Neurosurgery Department of Zagazig Medical School denied promotion rights to Dr. Joseph Iskandar because the class of 2002 was expected to include two candidates who are related to members of the faculty of the medical school. Dr. Iskander took his case to court. Finally, the...
Copts abroad are also alleging that Christian girls are kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam, forgetting that Egyptian law criminalizes the act of harassing women in public. Egypt is not Chicago nor is it a barbaric society ruled by whims. In Egypt, any man would rush to the aid of a woman,...
Here are two stories that show how some people have mutilated religion, and transformed it from a source of love and tolerance, to one of hatred and hostility. I do not claim that people involved represent all Muslims, but this manner of thinking does exist, and could cause problems in the future.
The concept of citizenship rights forms the basis of the relationship between the citizen and the State. In this context, it is hoped that the ‘religion’ box [which identifies the holder’s religion, on his or her identification documents] would be abolished from official papers.” The words belong...
“I believe the first problem is the construction of churches. What I am saying is that there must be a unified law in which the mosque and the church are equal…We are focusing on this issue and the constitution guarantees the freedom of worship. If we really want to observe and respect the...
The head of the Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transplantation Department at the Animal Reproduction Research Institute, who is a Copt, faced problems around his promotion to a higher position. Although he meets all the conditions for the promotion and although he was recommended by the...
The board of the Neurosurgery Department of Zagazig Medical School responded to the editorial in Watani of August 5 which carried the title "Tyrannized in Medical School." The editorial concerned the allegedly denied rights of promotion of Dr. Joseph Badie Iskandar for being a Christian. The board...

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