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Dr. Sa‘d al- Dīn Ibrāhīm argues that with the increasing power of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic political groups, the deletion and amendment of article two of the Egyptian Constitution seems next to impossible. He suggests that the only solution will be to add a new article affirming...
Y?suf Sidhum welcomes the new year and hopes to see a positive change in Egypt. He highlights the positive economic development, and recalls negative incidents from 2006
‘Ādil al-Dawwī reflects on two recent events that created uproar in the Egyptian society: the crisis of the anti-Ḥijāb statements made by the Egyptian minister of culture, and the semi-militaristic parade of Azhar students who belong to the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Egyptian press reports on the recent divisions within the Kifāyahmovement, otherwise known as the Egyptian Movement for Change. Seven members from the movement submitted their resignation following the culture minister’s comments on the Ḥijāb.
The author pursues his lastest report on the defenders of the minister of culture and regarded them as autocrats who despise the public opinion.
Many of the issues considered as belonging to the proven and known in Islām can change according to time and circumstances. What some think as protection from foreign danger is really a restriction of development that gives one group of clergymen the authority to control the beliefs and...
Islam is a moderate religion that rejects discrimination and restrictions.
The veil crisis has deeply exposed the crisis of the Egyptian ruling system and of the Muslim Brotherhood who represents the opposition in the parliament and in the street.
Hāzim ‘Abduhlists a number of Muslim and non-Muslim thinkers and writers, whom he says have launched a vicious campaign against Islām in an attempt to undermine Islamic culture and values.
The author criticizes religious powers that try to practice a kind of religious guardianship over anyone who is of a different opinion. He demands the respect of others’ way of thinking even if it contradicts our own.
The author wonders whether Egypt is a civil state or a religious one and calls on the government to be clearer in its stance on this issue.
The article carries a strong criticism of the members of the People’s Assembly for aggressively discussing the minister of culture’s statements on the hijāb, whilst drawing their attention away from real problems of the country.
Criticism of the Egyptian members of parliament’s performance regarding reform.
A Shaykh who enjoys considerable public support declares that a woman is a dwarf that must be under the authority of a man, and thanks God for blind men having been saved from the fatal sedition of women.
Coptic writer Jamāl As‘ad explains what he terms "totalitarianism in the name of religion." He provides two examples from both Muslim and Christian milieus: the Muslim Brotherhood’s reaction to Farūq Husnī’s anti-H...
Despite the public outrage against the statements of Minister of Culture Fārūq Husnī on the H...
Ibrāhīm Sa‘dah denounces the Takfīr of Rose al- Yūsuf, and highlights what he calls some “unjust” issues in the thesis of the Azhar researcher, calling on Azhar scholars and parliament members to take a positive role in defending intellectuals and education from unjust Takfīr.
Following the mixed public reaction to the recent statements made by the Egyptian minister of culture, Fārūq Husnī, on the Ḥijāb, the People’s Assembly’s committees for Religious Affairs and Culture and Media held an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the issue. In an attempt to...
The author records some of Daniel J. Goldhagen’s accusations against Islam.
The author believes that the resignation of the Minister of Culture Fārūq Husnī would be a blow to Islām and its principles, especially after the Council of Ministers issued a statement declaring that Husnī’s opinions about the veil are his alone and do not reflect the Council’s opinion.

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