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“Copts freely voted for the candidates they deemed fit for the presidential position just like any other Egyptian citizen,” Kamīl Siddīq, the Alexandria cathedral’s Millī Council secretary, said in statements. [Rajab Ramadān, al-Misrī al-Yawm, May 28, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic
“The Azhar expresses appreciation for demands to adopt another initiative to lay criteria for selection of members of the constitution-drafting panel and activation of the Azhar’s post-revolution freedoms proposals,” said ‘Azab. He voiced the Azhar’s support for the unity of the Egyptian people and...
As Islamists – Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists – stepped in the world of politics after the January 25 revolution, Egypt is overwhelmed with a religious face that is a far cry from the country’s civil features it has always been used to since the turn of the 19th century, writes Dr. Mu’taz Salāmah...
“The Azhar expresses appreciation for demands to adopt another initiative to lay criteria for selection of members of the constitution-drafting panel and activation of the Azhar’s post-revolution freedoms proposals,” said ‘Azab. He voiced the Azhar’s support for the unity of the Egyptian people and...
The Azhar clerics and scholars praised the agreement brokered between Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb and representatives of political powers, MPs and heads of professional syndicates that the Azhar undertakes contacts with all Egyptian political groups to form a constituent assembly to draft a...
“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights has emphatically stressed equality in rights and duties. Copts pay their taxes like any other citizen. I would not be exaggerating if I said one-third of the tax duties of the state are contributed by Copts. Coptic businessmen like Najīb Sawirus and Munīr...
On the other hand, the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy rejected assaults on religious figures and emphasized support for the Grand Shaykh of the Azhar and all scholars. “Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb has resigned from the former National Democratic Party (NDP)’s Policy Secretariat...
Forty-eight hours after a court ruling found Egyptian veteran actor ‘Ādil Imām guilty of disdaining religion and upheld and earlier sentence to put him in jail for three months, the al-‘Ajūzah Court of Misdemeanor on Thursday (April 26) turned down another case filed by lawyer ‘Asrān Mansūr against...
Mūsá also pledged to work hard and quickly to uproot sectarian troubles, adding Egypt has experienced tumultuous years that marred relations between its Muslim and Christian citizens as the detestable fitnah tā’fīyah is overshadowing the nation and giving rise to a state of public panic. “Egypt has...
Presidential candidate ‘Amr Mūsá said economic indicators have remarkably plunged as Egypt was given a bad economic and credit rating. “The economic growth rate has become 1.5% due to the mismanagement of the country and lack of job opportunities and industries as well as low foreign exchange as...

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