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Like many, I enjoy analyzing certain films for deeper intellectual meaning.  On the surface, the Egyptian film ‘al-Ḍayf’ (The Guest) seems an ordinary story of a liberal intellectual who invites his only daughter’s fiancé home to dinner only to find out that he is a terrorist intent on...
The two children left the Beni Suef prosecution to an unknown place after orders to release them as security forces intensified presence in ‘Izbit Marco lest retaliatory acts erupt.
Egypt is passing through an ocean of ignorance and a dark stage of its history but Copts are the salt of the earth and life would never be the same if they emigrated outside their homeland to be strangers in another country.
A delegation of the parliamentarian Committee of Religious Affairs and Endowments [al-Awqāf] headed by Dr. Usāma al-ʿAbd, visited the archdiocese of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Qinā on Sunday to determine the magnitude of the governorate’s housing price crisis. On behalf of the archbishop of Qinā...
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
Objections to the president’s decrees caused tension and clashes with members of the Muslim Brotherhood group in a number of governorates, topped by a most heated Alexandria.
The Coptic Orthodox Church is maintaining its position regarding Mursī’s decrees today (November 24) as Bishop Pachomius and Pope Tawadros II are meeting to discuss the constitutional declaration while Coptic activists termed the decrees as a “setback that marks the beginning of the division of...
Coptic movements and groups expressed rejection against the constitutional declaration as a large number of them participated in the demonstrations while Christian intellectuals flatly refused the declaration which they termed as “division of the nation”.
Members of the judiciary in Alexandria started a sit-in on Friday (November 23) prior to their participation in extraordinary meetings of the Judges Clubs’ general assemblies scheduled to be held today (November 24) in protest over the recent decrees by President Mursī.
Reactions of Egyptians on the streets escalated over decrees by President Muhammad Mursī on Thursday (November 22) sacking the public prosecutor and immunizing his decisions as political, betraying deep divisions within the society as opponents termed them as “rehash of past dictatorship”. [Author...
Michel Aoun, a former Lebanese army commander and currently a politician and leader of the Free Patriotic Movement, warned that changing the regime of Syrian President Bashār al-Assad would wreak havoc with Lebanon and the Christians living inside it.  
In a move considered by observers as crucial in order to counter the plight of terrorist groups’ attempts to disrupt between Muslims and Christians from time to time, imams and church leaders met to discuss ways to counter terrorism.
Dr. Maḥmūd Zaqzūq, Egypt’s former Minister of Endowments and Secretary-General of the Egyptian Family House (EFH), called for a clear and comprehensive definition of terrorism to be agreed upon by all international institutions, pointing out that terrorism is an illicit use of violence aimed at...
The Muslim Brotherhood attempted to confiscate al-Dustūr newspaper and attacked its printing house during the dawn of Saturday (Aug. 11).
Pope Tawāḍrūs II and Usāma al-Azharī, the President’s adviser on religious affairs, inaugurated the “Youth and Future Industry” conference at Ain Shams University. In the presence of Dr. Suzān al-Qilīnī and Dr. ‘Abd al-Wahāb ‘Izzat, president of Ain Shams University, the conference began with a...
An anonymous security source stated that Muslim Brotherhood leader Mahmūd ‘Izzat has sent a letter to three terrorist groups in Sinai requesting 300 terrorists to execute an alleged plan for “the last chance” to be executed on the anniversary of June 30th.
Al- Da’wah al- Salafiah has succeeded in nipping a sectarian strife in the bud in Hūsh ‘Īssá, Beheira.
Pope Tawadros has led the mass for commemorating al- Arba’īn for his mother (traditional occasion of 40 days after someone’s death).
Muhammad ʿAbd al-ʿAtty al- Nūbī, President of the International Al-Azhar and Sufī Youth Union, invited Egyptian youth groups to stand as one against what he describes the spiral of despicable violence that spread through Egypt recently. Al-Nūbī stressed today, in his declaration, that what happened...
Bishop Ibrāhīm Isḥāq lauded the organizers of the Youth and Future Industry Conference, confirming that the rejection of the other leads to violence, and that the inappropriate use of the media tools is a threat to young people.

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