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Coptic Pope Shinūdā III, suggested an addition to Article II of the Constitution, which stipulates Islamic sharīʿāh as the main source of Egypt's legislation. On a Sunday meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Yaḥyā al-Jamāl, Pope Shinūdā asked to add a clause to the article for non-Muslim...
Samīr Farīd criticizes the statement of Sheikh Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Sheikh of the Azhar, that discussion of Article 2 of the constitution would trigger fitnah that will burn everything. Farīd adds that fitnah was already triggered when this article was added by the late President Anwar al-Sadāt....
On Monday, March 21, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, Aḥmad al-Ṭayib, renewed his rejection of any modifications to Article 2 of the Egyptian Constitution, which stipulates Islamic law as the main source of legislation. He thereby reacted to Pope Shinūdā’s previous suggestion, that was submitted to...
Nīvīn Mus'ad writes that there were posters raised on the day of the constitutional referendum saying that voting for 'yes' is a religious duty. These posters had the sign of the Muslim Brotherhood but they deny having anything to do with it.
Grand Sheikh of the Azhar Ahmad al-Tayīb said no one can impose on Muslims anything that runs counter to their faith, adding the issue of homosexuality should not fall within the concepts of freedom.
Egyptian Christians say they voted on Saturday to reject proposed constitutional amendments in a referendum because they fear hasty elections to follow may open the door for Islamist groups to rise to power. Copts would like to see a civil state created where religion is not a basis for legislation...
[Text spoken at the Missio-organized Parlamentarischer Abend in Berlin, March 15, 2011. The meeting was well attended. Seven members of parliament from different political parties participated, along with assistants of other members in parliament and diplomats of the Foreign Ministry. Dr. Otmar...
[Editor AWR: Both Cardinal Patriarch Antonius Naguib (Cardinal of Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt) and AWR editor-in-chief Cornelis Hulsman were asked to give presentations about the place of Christians in Egypt today on occasion of "The Parlamentarischer Abend" (informal evening meeting of...
AWR's Diana Maher Ghali writes a press review on three main issues that are currently occupying the pages of newspapers: the second article in the constitution that states: "Islam is the Religion of the State. Arabic is its official language, and the principal source of legislation is Islamic Sharī...
Egypt's Grand Muftī Sheikh 'Alī Jum'ah yesterday rejected revoking the second article of the Constitution pertaining to the official religion of the country, saying he would resign if the article were scrapped. The article states that Islam is the religion of the state, Arabic is its official...

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