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Dr. Hamdī Hasan, a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), warned that there is a conspiracy against the second article of the Egyptian constitution that states '...Islamic Sharī'ah is the principal source of legislation". He said that the MB will have to use force [Reviewer's Note: in...
Dr. 'Abd al-Rahmān 'Azūz, former President of the Council of State, said that the Islamic Sharī'ah is not only about applying the hudūd, and that the religion section on the National ID card is against the concept of citizenship. He added that Article II in the constitution does not object ...
 The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) insisted on the declaration of the main principles of the constitution for a modern civil democratic Egypt. Muhammad Fā'iq, NCHR's vice president, said that there is no argument surrounding Article 2, noting that "even Copts accept it."
Ādmon Butrus, the deputy chief of the Coptic league in Lebanon, discredited reports that the Muslim Brotherhood and the salafists are controlling the streets in Egypt after the downfall of the former regime. "They won't get more than 5% of seats inside the People's Assembly in the forthcoming...
The salafists seek the application of the Islamic caliphate model, said Dr. Yusrī Hamād, the official spokesman for the al-Nūr (Light) Party, adding Egypt is an Islamic, not civil, nation. He said that 95% of the Egyptian people are Muslims, noting the sharī'ah guarantees the rights of minorities...
    The 2nd Article, exists since 1971, of the now-defunct Egyptian Constitution is one of the most controversial topics every time there is talk on freedom of worship in the Egyptian society or the cares and problems of Christian citizens. The article provides that Islam is the state's religion...
In the 19 March referendum on constitutional amendments, 77 percent of Egyptians voted in favor of holding elections before drafting the new constitution. This was the only clean referendum in Egyptian history, despite a few procedural glitches and the fact that religion was used to influence some...
A symposium convened by leaders and representatives of the new political parties in the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Minya stopped for about 30 minutes over a tough debate on the 2nd Article of the Egyptian constitution. Coptic business magnet Najīb Sāwīris, the leader of the Free Egyptians...
Dr. Yaḥyā al-Jamāl, Deputy Prime Minister, stated that the new constitution imposes restrictions on the powers of the state's president and the establishment of a civil state that would encompass all religions. Jamāl denied a connection between the establishment of a civil state and canceling the...
The Muslim Brotherhood severely criticized Egypt's Deputy Prime Minister Yaḥyā al-Jamāl's remarks regarding the second article of the constitution. Jamāl had stated that the constitutional declaration will have an amended version of the second article. The amended second article would state that...

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