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For decades now, Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims have been citing widely diverging numbers for the percentage of Christians in Egypt. In the absence of reliable, published data, the figures vary wildly, anywhere from 6 to 24 percent of population.
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...
This is the sixth year in a row that I write, following the conclusion of the annual parliamentary round, to comment on the failure of the Parliament to pass the unified law for places of worship. The lack of such a law, as any casual observer can tell, has been behind countless incidents of...
The unified draft law for the building and repair of houses of worship which was prepared by the National Council for Human Rights is an important step forward toward eradicating a large proportion of sectarian incidents.
A second consecutive parliamentary round has expired without considering the proposal for a unified law for places of worship. The author asserts that if approved, the law will put an end to current discriminatory legislation with regards to the building and restoring of places of worship for...
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