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Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ghobashy, a lecturer of modern and contemporary history at the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, proposed on July 3rd that Egypt can be seen as the cradle of religions. 
The General Secretary of the Egyptian National Movement Party in Alexandria, Muḥammad Shuʿayb said in press statements today that he always aims to instill a spirit of love and fraternity among the Egyptian people, indicating that he insisted on appointing 50% of the party’s general secretaries...
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
Prior to the inauguration of the first Egyptian parliament on March 15, 1924, a young girl named Mounira Thabet [Munīra Thābit] protested against the deprivation of women from casting their votes in the parliamentary elections, demanding the right of women to participate. The demand of Thābit was...
Recently, the General Authority for Cultural Palaces reprinted the book “The Making of Egypt” [Takwīn Miṣr] by Muḥammad Shafīq Ghurbāl. According to the new edition’s introduction by Dr. Kamāl Mughīth, “The Making of Egypt” is a unique book that came as an urgent cultural and national response...
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...
Faiths are tolerant but some of their adherents are intolerant, fight each other and quarrel, searching for reasons for conflict however small or insignificant, while ignoring reasons for concord however many and important they are. They have not understood that nations are not built on hate but...
Cornelis Hulsman was impressed by two articles of Maged Atiya [Mājid ʿAṭiyya], a Coptic Orthodox American who was born and raised in Egypt before migrating to the USA. Maged Atiya writes about the impact of Coptic migrants to the USA on Egypt. They remained politically involved but often with an...
Egypt’s Minister of Culture, Ḥilmī al-Namnam, writes in his column this week: When the British occupied Egypt, they thought that the Copts were the weak point of Egypt. Lord Cromer needed many years to recognize that there was no difference in Egypt between the Muslims and the Copts. After his...
President of the National Council for Human Rights Muḥammad Fā’iq said that there is wide interest in human rights, whether internally or externally. This includes people’s economic and social rights, as well as their freedoms. He stated that democracy is similar to happiness: we feel it, but...

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