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America is interfering in the affairs of others with all possible means. The latest attempt was the visit of a fact-finding delegation of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom to Egypt. The US delegation was comprised of nine commissioners, including its Jewish head. Four of the...
The attitude of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom in speaking of the rights of certain religious minorities, described by the Commission as being ostracized and unrecognized, is strange. In the United States, certain religious groups do not enjoy the right of “living in peace...
Any action from the Egyptian government to spur reform of the Azhar is met with accusations and lawsuits from Azhar scholars, parliament members, and Islamist activists, claiming that these reforms are in response to American pressure. Nevertheless, the debate continues as to whether the Azhar...
The information in this text is based on interviews Ms. Gavlak and Cornelis Hulsman made together with governor Adli Hussein and Bishop Marcos in March 2001 and the documents they provided. The article gives a background of the problems until around April 1.
The head of the National Arab Americans Association said that when his association met the US Commission for International Religious Freedom, on its visit to Israel, they criticized the way the committee was formed and the way it works. He criticized the fact that Israel was not mentioned in the...
[RNSAW: Michael Meunier, president of the US Copts Association, only refers to the objections of Commissioner Nina Shea of the Freedom House to the report. He is obviously disappointed that all his activism did not produce the results he had wished.]
The Commission was able to reach consensus on statements summarizing the situation in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The Commission decided that no statement should be issued regarding Israel and the Occupied Territories. Dr. Al-Marayati is opposed to this decision and formulated her own findings. Her...
The report notices "some recent positive developments in the promotion of religious freedom." The areas of church building and preparing new history textbooks for public school children are explicitly mentioned. However, the Commission finds that serious problems of discrimination against a number...
The author believes that Egyptians’ fear of the report of the US Commission for International Religious Freedom on Egypt prevented them from seeing that it was poorly written and lacked information. He thinks that the question in hand is not the rights of religious minorities, nor does it achieving...
The Egyptian Administrative Judgment Court will look into a lawsuit raised against the Minister of Interior and the Coptic Council of Churches accusing them of dishonesty in the last Maglis El-Milli elections.

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