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Magdy Malak reflects on the scope and power of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and bemoans the lack of any real opposition parties that are able to compete with the ruling National Democratic Party.
According to the author, articles two and three of the new constitution have maintained national unity as Article II stated that Islam is the religion of the state and Article III gave rights to Copts and Jews to refer to their own codes in personal status and religious affairs. Dr. Abd al-Fattāh...
Pope Tawadrus II of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark said withdrawal from the constituent assembly is still an option if the Christians were not pleased with the new constitution, asserting acceptance of Article 2 in its current drafting. [Safā’ Shākir and Tāmir ‘Abd al-Ra’ūf, al-...
Dr. Sha’bān ‘Abd al-‘Alīm, Secretary of the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party in Beni Suef, said Article 2 of the Constitution was the most controversial simply because the mass media depicted to citizens that the Salafists came just to implement the sharī’ah that Bishop Bula gave candies in expression...
Regardless of the preliminary agreement among political power on the necessity of drafting a consensus Constitution for all Egyptians, there are disputes around Article II between Copts and salafists. [Ahmad Abū Hajar, al-Wafd, August 20, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic 
In accordance with article 2 of the Egyptian Constitution of 1923, Islam is the religion of the State and Arabic is its official language. The principles of Islamic Sharia are the main source of legislation. For nearly a century, the drafters of the Egyptian constitution persisted in giving the...
After the different denominations Christian communities managed to draft a personal status law for non-Muslim Egyptians, this law is threatened not to be brought to fruition by the Parliament, to contradict articles of the Egyptian Constitution which guarantee the principle of freedom of belief and...
Recently published by the Egyptian General Book Authority, “The Constitution and the Freedom of Religion .. a sharia principle, a law provision, or a social heritage?” by Dr. Mo`taz Muhammad Abu Zaid.
In March 2007, a referendum changed several articles of the Egyptian Constitution.

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