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Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār al-Jumaʿa, lashed out against the call for demonstrations today against the maritime demarcation agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia which concedes the two Tiran and Sanafir islands to the latter. 
Dr. Ḥāzim Ḥusnī, professor of economics and political science, dismissed the widespread belief in the existence of a conspiracy in Egypt as a "childish idea."
Dalia Ziāda, director of the Liberal Democracy Institute called on media to report fairly and accurately given the very great power it [the media] to influence public opinion. She further emphasized the necessity of closing down civil society organizations that operate without a legal framework and...
Egyptian Human Rights Organizations raised many questions over the silence of their International Human Rights counter partners, in particular that of Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW), after the latest Dallas actions of racism, especially because these two organizations are...
During a televised interviewed hosted by media presenter Wā'el al-Ibrāshi, Egypt's minister of Justice, Al-Zend harshly attacked HRW, accusing the human rights organization for being selective and biased towards certain rights over others, adding that it [HWR] has a record of lies and erroneous...
Hāla Muṣṭafā was born in Egypt in 1958, although Muṣṭafā was appointed to be a member of the new Policies Committee of the National Democratic Party (NDP) in 2002, Muṣṭafā presents herself as an independent writer and thinker more than a party member. This commitment is reflected in her...
 Recent reports of unknown actors financing NGOs have begun to surface in the media. These elements reportedly finance NGOs and use them as a façade for political activities that stir up problems in street alongside efforts that are nominally engaged in development work.  (2 May 2015, al-Wafd,...
The European Parliament said it is appalled by developments in Egypt over a constitutional declaration announced by President Muḥammad Mursī and inside the constituent assembly, adding the so-called declaration puts Mursī above the law. [Aḥmad Khalaf Allāh and Muḥammad Mursī, al-Watan, Nov. 28, p....
Editor-in-chief Cornelis Hulsman: Dr. Michael Burslem (78) is a retired Canadian medical doctor and is a longtime friend of mine. He and his wife usually spend the winter months in Cairo when weather is substantially more pleasant in Egypt then in Canada and they spend the summers in Canada when...
In its recent book “Islam and the challenges of the 21st century,” the Gama?a Islāmīyah critiques the theory that confrontation should take place between Muslims and Christians, and East and the West. The Gama?a responded to those propagating this theory and asked Muslims not to consider any human...
Text of lecture about a declining Christianity in the Middle East. Dalrymple compares between his travels in the mid nineties to when he collected material for his book ‘From the Holy Mountain: A Journey among the Christians of the Middle East,’ and recently travelled to the areas he had visited...
Ikrām Lam‘ī refers to the contradiction of the political agenda of Islamist groups in Egypt, who reject a religious president like George Bush, and hail the return of the secular Democratic Party.
The author complains that during the month of Ramadan a couple of issues were met with complete silence from Egyptian media. Some of these issues that he comments on in his article are: the decision of the American Congress to allocate $2 million cut from American aid to Egypt to the Ibn Khaldoun...
Some people believe that enforcing the Islamic Shari´a is neither for the good of the religion [of Islam] nor for the good of people. They argue about how the Shari´a could be enforced in Islamic countries where other religious groups live. If the Shari´a is applied to Christians, this means that...
Establishing foundations for a democracy that allows public freedom is a huge challenge. It can only be achieved by removing all practices and aspects of society which obstruct freedom such as emergency laws or restrictions regarding the formation of parties and NGOs. Freedom of assembly and...
Zaynab Muntasir believes that though terrorism is a global phenomenon there are some voices in the West who want to associate it with Islam and Muslims. Intellectual, Husayn Ahmad Amīn believes that there is a conspiracy against Islam, and fears that Islam will not reach the 22nd century.
The previous article offered a brief review of the mission and activities of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood during the last couple of decades, without delving into their past history. The Islamic movements in the Arab countries are variations of the Muslim Brotherhood, and would probably follow its...
William al-Mirrī presents two different explanations for the growing influence of Islamic movements in the Arab world.
Most Egyptian parties suffer from political anemia, which means they lack popular support and always need political blood transfusion operations form the major parties. Otherwise, they will search for foreign financial and political backing.
I know that democracy and freedom in all political systems are controversial issues. Nevertheless, some parties in Egypt practice a different kind of democracy, unknown to all other parts of the world! I know that freedom, which is the essence and end of democracy, could not be changed from a noble...

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