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The Iraqi author in this article shared her thoughts and remarks after listening to an interview conducted by the British Broadcasting Corporation BBC with an Iraqi bishop on the situation of Christians in Iraq between the 2003 U.S. invasion and the departure of US troops from the country, and the...
In an interview by Al Wafd newspaper with Samīr Ghatās, the president of the Middle East Forum for Strategic Studies, he stated that the U.S. position pertaining to the Christians in Egypt is flawed with double standards. He said that previously it was not acceptable if the glass of a church was...
“The roundtable meeting invitation by the U.S. embassy in Cairo with Clinton was extended to Christian figures to discuss the status of Christians in Egypt. However, I, as an Egyptian politician, am ready to discuss issues of citizenship and human rights with Egyptians on national grounds but I...
Background: The interview with Mukhtār Nūh, a lawyer and a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood, revolves around questions related to religious freedom in Egypt including possible application of Islamic Sharīʿa, the rights of Christian minorities, and the possible response to conversion from...
The U.S. State Department’s International Religious Freedoms report grilled the ruling authorities in Egypt, which, it said, caused religious freedom violations, adding Egypt, the heart of the Arab Spring, has seen hope turning into panic after human rights deteriorations under the Supreme Council...
The article says that Egypt received the lowest mark in religious freedom according to the International Religious Freedom report issued by the United States Department of State. The report criticized the government’s discrimination against Copts in particular, along with Bahā’īs and Shiites. The...
With the tensions that have escalated between the West and the Islamic world since the September 11th attacks, foreign governments have advocated for a reform of religious education in Muslim-majority countries.
This article deals with the issue of the burqa in non-Muslim countries, more notably, and the focus of this article, within Belgium. The burqa is said to be a security risk to many, because faces cannot be seen, but it is also a personal rights issue. Recently, there has been discussion of a draft...
The Egyptian press discusses the recent visit of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and responses from various commentators. The papers also note Pope Shenouda’s refusal to receive the delegation from the committee.
The European Parliament has condemned the “systematic persecution” of Christians in Egypt and Malaysia. Egyptian diplomats worked in vain to prevent Egypt and Malaysia being tarred with the same brush. Some people criticized the decision as being the work of right-wing Christian European groups and...

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