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The Egyptian religious establishment adhered to its position of favoring stability and opposing the spread of chaos and sabotage. It has also supported the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and the five communiqués it has issued since it took over following the stepping down of President Ḥusnī...
Statement of the Anna Lindh Foundation   Alexandria; 13 February 2011: The Anna Lindh Foundation considers of historical importance the events which are taking place in the Euro-Mediterranean region, and particularly the democratic change which has been undertaken by the people of Egypt after 18...
According to the Pew Research Center, US media attention for the Egyptian protests has exceeded every foreign policy story over the last four years, commanding 56% of all news coverage. While initially surprising, upon reflection this story hits at the conjunction of many popular flashpoints:...
President [Muhammad Ḥusnī] Mubārak is still clinging to his seat and to the dignity that goes with it. Many have been trying to convince us that chaos will ensue if he steps aside now. Up until then I was a proponent of the peaceful transition of power, that he need not step down, and could remain...
Editor: Muslims prayed at Tahrir Square. This was followed today by a Christian prayer at Tahrir Square. This prompted our board member Dr. Amin Makram Ebeid to visit Tahrir Square for the first time the demonstrations started. The following is his report.   My wife Jailane and I accompanied my son...
Editor: New managing director Hani Labib describes the background of almost two weeks of rioting in Egypt.  In February 2009, President Husni Mubarak approved Police Day, which comes on January 25 each year, as an official holiday for employees of the state and the Public Sector. Police Day marks...
Journalist Mamdūh argues that Egyptians are made to perceive their country as a civil state, whose protection requires fighting against anything that might turn it into a religious state. Thereupon, Mamdūh explains why Egypt cannot be considered a civil state and points out some opposition member’s...
  Jayson Casper considers the attack in Alexandria and the resulting sectarian demonstrations which arose in its wake. He explores some of the contextual issues and finds hope in an interfaith effort promoted by a dialogue group in the city. Even so, efforts to find meaning in the tragedy must go...
Some Coptic voices argue that citizenship and national unity have deteriorated since the 1952 Revolution. They state that Copts participated effectively in political life before the revolution and that they were elected by Muslims and reached leading positions. It is only after the revolution that...

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