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In an exclusive statement to al-Dustūr, Diocesan Bishop Binyamīn (Benjamin) of al-Minūfiyah, said that President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, is different from all his predecessors [state presidents], and “he is a person of great tolerance,” stressing that “al-Sīsī cannot be held responsible for the...
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...
Within the context of its participation in the “Youth against Violence and Extremism” Program implemented in Romania during October, the youth mission of the Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights (MPDHR) made a presentation about the Egyptian culture and civilization, focusing on the major...
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...
Dr. Muṣṭafa al-Fiqī, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, said that the Christians of the Arab countries have been subjected to unprecedented violations, killings, displacement and aggression against their churches, as a result of escalating waves of extremism and terrorism. He added that the...
Dr. Muḥyī al-Dīn ʿAfīfī, rapporteur of the Religious Discourse Committee at the Egyptian Family House (EFH), and Hegumen Buṭrus Buṭrus, the assistant rapporteur, met with the members of the clergy and imams of Al-Azhar at the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center of the St. Mark Cathedral in al-...
Dr. Aḥmad Karīma, the professor of Comparative Jurisprudence and Islamic Law at Al-Azhar University, said that intellectual terrorism creates potential armed terrorism, that is, bloodshed, destruction of resources and violation of human rights.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports is organizing preaching convoys under the slogan of “Together we Protect Egypt” in all governorates from March 25 until April 25.
Egypt is going through a new battle in the UN in the context of combating terrorism.
Human Rights Watch stated that the dispersal of Rāb'ah sit in was one of "systematic and widespread" killing of least 1,150 protesters, by the security forces, amounting probably to the level of crimes against humanity.  
The American State Department has praised Egypt’s efforts regarding its religious minorities in its annual report to Congress on approximately 200 countries. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also revealed that an international congress will be held in Washington to discuss religious freedoms around...
In a statement, the Egyptian Minister of [Religious] Endowments Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah called for urgently passing a legislation to refer those who attack houses of worship to military trial, stressing that this crime should be classified as a ‘major national treason’.
Official leaders attended yesterday the inauguration Mass celebration of the Evangelical Church of Banī Mazār in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya.  The church, including further 17 Coptic institutions in the governorate, was destroyed in 2013 by elements of the banned Muslim Brotherhood in a...
Slightly more than one hundred years ago on November 2, 1917, the Balfour Declaration was signed. The recently celebrated anniversary of the declaration led to expressions of appreciation, critique, hope, and fear through global media outlets, such as the Huffington Post, The Guardian, and the...
Dr. Aḥmad ʿUkāsha, professor of psychiatry and a member of the National Council for Combating Terrorism and Extremism, said that enlightenment religious discourse is the main source of new interpretations for Qur`ān. He also highlighted the importance of deep thinking to understand texts and...
Dr. ʿIṣām Sharaf, former Egyptian Prime Minister, praised the ideas being proposed to renew religious discourse, affirming that this issue [also] necessitates renewing “cultural discourse.”
Ḥilmī Namnam, Minister of Culture, emphasized the role of the Ministry in combating terrorism and radical ideologies through encouraging creativity and developing houses of culture in order to protect the youth from terrorism and extremism. He also stated that terrorism is a global,...
Egyptian security forces have been intensifying their targeting of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and their sympathizers. Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers are suspected of mounting assaults on policemen and police installations as the government has recently arrested 82 people suspected of belonging to...
  On March 15, 2011, the Minister of Interior Affairs, Mansūr al-'Īsawī, decided to cancel the State Security and the establishment of a new department in the Ministry called "National Security department."   This department will be concerned with national security and cooperating with state's...
Fahmī Huwaydī comments on the state of emergency announced in Egypt.
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