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Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
A flurry of widespread anger was triggered after the young actor Muḥammad Kāmil announced that Maḥmūd Sulaymān, the young man who stalked a girl named Munā Jubrān while she was waiting for her bus, has shot an advertisement for a famous coffee company, and that he was contacted by a production...
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...
Pope Tawadros stated that since June 30th Egypt is implementing a road-map according to very clear steps. Some of those steps such as drafting a constitution and approving it were implemented. He added that Field Marshal Abd al- Fattah al- Sīsī has widespread popularity as he has ‘saved Egypt.’ He...
Muslim Brothehood leader Gamāl Hishmat stated that the Brotherhood is ready to “retreat a step backwards” in order to reach a political consensus. He stated that they would like to follow the path of Rāshid al- Ghanūshy, head of al- Nahdah party in Tunisia when he gave up power. Samīh ‘Id, Islamist...
Several MPs called for the discussion of the draft law to establish an independent anti-discrimination commission in the fourth session of parliament that is due to start in October this year.
Despite their approval by the Parliament, some laws were not properly enforced due either to the non-issuance of their executive regulations or to the unjustifiable disruption of their application by the executive authority. Foremost among these is the Church Building and Restoration Law that was...
Coptic intellectuals and activists have set certain conditions to be met before they give their support to a presidential candidate, be it al-Sīsī or someone else. , Jamāl As’ad, writer and intellectual, said that the Copts need a president who can unite the Egyptians and who can solve Egypt’s...
  Al-Jamāliyyah Misdemeanor Court, headed by Counselor Talāl Radwān, sentenced the son of Egypt’s former ambassador to Sudan to five years in jail on charges of insulting the Companions of the Prophet and ‘Ā’ishah (one of the Prophet’s wives), in addition to an attempt to break into the al-Husayn...
MP Dr. Muḥammad Fuʾād submitted a request to the House of Representatives, suggesting a briefing to be submitted by the Cabinet on the situation of the right of worship for Egyptian citizens.
On behalf of the Egyptian Government, the Minister of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs ʿUmar Marwān (Omar Marawan) required the adding of the representative of the Egyptian Church to the permanent committee of technical, legal and administrative experts on the protection of manuscripts.
George Dūf, the officer-in-charge of the coalition of Egypt’s Copts in Minya, stated that the coalition welcomes the results of the referendum with a turnout of 38.6% and 98.1% voting yes. He stated that this result is the highest yes vote for an Egyptian constitution in Egypt’s history. George...
Patriach Gregory III Laham  of the Church of Antioch,  spiritual leader of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church stated that his meeting with Interim president Adly Mansūr was simple and honest. He requested that articles of the constitution be integrated in academic curricula to teach youth and...
Members of the Constituent Assembly Khālid Yūssuf  and Muhammad Abu al- Ghār have stated their dissatisfaction with the judicial support to the court sentence ruling to jail novelist Karam Sābir, member of the Writers' Union, for 5 years due to being convicted of contempt of religion.
Author Karam Sābir, member of the Writer’s Union, was convicted of contempt of religion for a set of short stories under the title “Where is God?” which promotes religion and faith.
Walīd al-Bursh the coordinator of the Islamic Tamarud (Rebel) Movement stated that the movement is examining filing a lawsuit to demand the dissolution of the  Construction and Development Party, the political arm of the Islamic Jamā’ah. The decision will be taken in the meeting of the movement...
Najuīb Jubra’īl, the head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization, requested in a letter to Interim President ‘Adly Mansūr to speed up issuing an anti- discrimination law. The new law is to forbid discrimination based on religion, language or ethnicity as per article 53 of the new...
In a call-in show aired Thursday on Egyptian TV, president of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights (EUHR), Najīb Jubrāʾīl said that it is an urge to annul the law on contempt of religion, after it became evident that this law has been used by some against the intellectuals.
Dr. Yāssir Burhāmī, the vice president of the Salafī Call in a visit to members of the Nūr Party and the Salafī Call in Aswan, called upon them to take along their relatives and give a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum. He added that the draft constitution protects Islamic identity and refers to Islamic...
There is no alternative to the Sisi .. The revolutionary forces will not have a presence in the "presidency".  I refuse to broadcast the activists' recordings without informing them and deleting the details Against the suspension of "Bassem Youssef" and the punishment of the public is better During...

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