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The website “al-Aqbāt Mutahidoun” [Copts united] posted an article urging Christians to run for the presidential election. The article states ten reasons to participate.
Copts in Egypt must arise and shed the apathy that plagues so many of them and become part of political reform process that will eventually improve their lives. A Copt should run for presidency. Winning or losing the early elections is not the issue. Meeting the challenge to become active...
There is need to search for a suitable Coptic candidate to compete with the incumbent Egyptian president, not because it was a right for the Copts guaranteed by the constitution, but because the key objective of the competition is to expand the democratic practices to be genuine in the future.
The constitution, which provides that there is no discrimination among citizens on basis of religion, sex or color, holds that Islamic sharī‘a is the only source of legislation; while the fiqh [Muslim jurisprudence] rule goes that no non-Muslim would be allowed to rule Muslims.
The former Muftī of Egypt has recently said women, from an Islamic point of view, can not assume the post of head of state, and of course Dr. Nawāl al-Sacdāwī, who had announced her self-nomination for presidency, has not wasted the chance to deal a violent attack on our beautiful religion of Islam...
I am not at ease about the “stalwart support” of the People’s Assembly and Shura Council for the historical decision of President Husnī Mubārak to have direct presidential elections instead of those referendums that made Egypt a paradigm of the 99,999% syndrome during Nasser’s time!
Dr. Nasr Hāmid Abu Zayd speaks to Al-cArabī about some recent critical issues including his expectations for this year’s presidential elections.
In an interview in Kul al-Arab (an Israeli newspaper published by the “Arab 48”), Muhammad Farīd Hasanīn, an Egyptian businessman and a third candidate for the Egyptian presidency launched a severe attack against Egypt accusing it of opaqueness and corruption.
God, blessed be His name, said in the holy Bible "Blessed be Egypt my people" [Isaiah 19:25-26, New International Version]. It is a great pleasure that the name of Mubārak
Frustration has set in. In the Egypt of today, the political arena has stagnated, and all hope of constitutional reform that would lead to the long- awaited political change has gone to the wind.


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