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Facing authoritarianism in Egypt, today a weak, divided and besieged civil society stands. This civil society, which has contributed to the numerous networks of young activists in some traditional media, social media and secular movements, and some political Islamist groups, trade unions and...
The policies pursued by former US President Barack Obama from January 2009 to February 2013 have caused civil unrest in the Arab world, said “Mantho Vadom” [Mānthū Fādūm], a researcher on Islamic organizations at the Center for “United West” Studies.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St Mark the Apostle, cast his ballot in  al-Waylῑ polling station.
The MubārakEducationalCity, which belongs to the ministry of education, has been turned into a ceremonial hall for the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom & Justice Party (FJP), as the minister’s advisor, a Brotherhood member, has coordinated with the minister to have the facility as a headquarters...
The Egyptian Orthodox Church refused mediation by the Azhar to return to the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, which it quit on Saturday (November 17) in protest against the panel’s “deviation from national accordance”. 
An opinion poll by the Ibn Khaldūn Center for Research & Studies revealed that 67.9% are not pleased with the leadership of President Muḥammad Mursī and the government of Hishām Qandīl, appealing to the president to deliver on his pledges to step down if Egyptians’ blood was shed in protests.
The draft constitution has to respect and protect Egypt’s political, cultural and religious pluralism and should not under any circumstances call for protecting only one culture or one faith.
The Azhar appealed to the people of Egypt to show keenness on their unity in these “critical circumstances the homeland is going through,” urging them to continue their dialogue over points of differences as a way to overcome the current problems.
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb held a meeting on Tuesday (November 27) with representatives of political and Coptic powers that quit the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt in an attempt to reverse their withdrawal decision.
Dr. Ahmad Karīmah, professor of sharī’ah at the Azhar stated in response to al- Qaradawi’s fatwa, calling the participation in the presidential elections harām, that religion has nothing to do with elections and that no person or institution can claim that such a vote or referendum is halāl (...


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