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A draft law to combat rumors in Egypt is currently under study by the People’s Assembly. The Journalists’ Syndicate announced its strong opposition to the draft law, describing it as a threat to freedom of opinion and expression.
The author defends the importance of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt since its establishment in 1928, asserting it could play a major role in the Egyptian political scene.
‘Abd al- Rahīm ‘Alī traces the history of the emergency law in Egypt. He also examines the terrorist attacks that rocked Egypt from 1981 through 1990, arguing that the emergency law failed to defeat terrorism.
In his article, Hamdī Rizq argues that the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to gain ground in every possible field. He believes that they will rehearse their theories and techniques in the upcoming labor union elections.
The author criticizes the tug-of-war between the Muslim Brotherhood deputies and those of the NDP inside parliament over trivial issues. Instead, he argues that they should unify their ranks as Egyptians in the face of terrorism, which is gnawing at the country’s significant source of income...
Tharwat al-Kharbāwī argues that corruption has reached an unprecedented level in Egypt, pushing millions of Egyptians below the poverty line. He laments the current situation in Egyptian society and expresses his fears about the future of the country.
The author discusses Egypt’s political future, in the light of the success of the Muslim Brotherhood in the recent parliamentary elections. He calls for a national discussion over the founding principles of the nation, which would then provide the framework for all future changes to the state.
The conviction of a young journalist, Amīra Malash, in a libel suit has created uproar amongst the press and journalists and human rights activists have stood up defending freedom of expression.
Egyptian authorities set free a left wing activist, Kamal Khalil, head of Socialist Studies Center, and other 14 activists who were seized during the last two months for participating in demonstrations against war on Iraq. Moreover, the Azhar Mosque witnessed an anti-war demonstration after the...
Member of parliament, Akram al-Shā‘ir of the Muslim Brotherhood, has recently demanded interpellation of the Egyptian prime minister on what he has called the monopolization of Egyptian-Sierra Leone trade dealings to the advantage of Dr. ‘Imād al-Jalda, member of parliament of the National...
For the first time, President Mubārak pays a visit to the Cathedral, to attend the funeral of a prominent Coptic politician.
In this article, Sulymān Yousuf Yousuf presents his opinion regarding the different dimensions of the Coptic issue. He believes that conferences held in the US and Switzerland on problems facing Copts are the first step toward internationalizing the Coptic issue.
In the last parliamentary elections, there were attempts to twist the laws and exploit religion and religious slogans for political gains, a matter that calls for a firm pause. As for the Copts, some say they should have a larger representation in various dimensions of the government. Many...
In a previous Rose al-Yousuf article [See AWR 2006, 5, art. 59], Tal‘at Jād Allāh discussed the position of women in the Egyptian political life and lamented their poor representation in parliament. In another Rose al-Yousuf article [See AWR 2006, 4, art. 43], he wrote that people’s choices in the...
Coptic activist Majdī Khalīl claims discrimination against Copts in Egypt and cites a number of incidents where Copts are openly discriminated against and treated unfairly by authorities.
These articles address how sectarian strife in Egypt occurs in several areas under various forms. Although calm appears to be quickly restored, everyone seems to await a new crisis. The writers suggest that old ways of dealing with the crisis are futile, and that there should be more frankness and...
In preparation for the forthcoming Egyptian municipal elections, the Muslim Brotherhood is reported to have made deals with the Coptic Orthodox Church, in an attempt to stop spreading rumors about disputes between the group and Egypt’s Copts and to administer a conclusive defeat to the ruling...
Tal‘at Jād Allāh discusses the recent parliamentary elections, stating that people’s choices were based on a either a religious element, not one of citizenship and efficiency, or on the highest pay offered by vote-buying candidates.
Dr. Abu Zayd states that it is not surprising that no Egyptian universities were listed among the top 500 universities in the world, given that they have been in decline since the 1960s, when the security authorities tightened their grip on universities.
In an interview, Major General Fou’ād ‘Allām, who spent over 25 years in the State Security Investigations Authority, states that the Muslim Brotherhood are liars, that some members of the NDP are working against the state’s interests and that unless the opposition parties improve their political...

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