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Following my initial visit to ‘Izbat al-Hajjānah [1], I furthered my research on other issues occurring in the aḥayʾ sha‘abiya of Cairo, or the popular areas where Egypt’s poor are living. The word ‘slum’ is disputed since Egypt does not have the abject poverty such as is seen in for example India...
From Ruling to Opposition Islamist Movements and Non-Islamist Groups in Egypt 2011-2013 Cornelis Hulsman (ed.) Foreword: Ambassador Mona Omar
The Salafist Call [al-Daʿwā al-Salafiyya] and al-Nūr Party have intensified efforts to urge the supporters of the Salafist movement abroad, especially in the Gulf region, to participate in the presidential election vote.
In an article entitled “No. 9 and the kidnapping of Coptic Minors”, Egyptian journalist Muhammad al-Bāz comments on the situation of Copts under a growing Salafī  threat and police forces reluctant to interfere of fear that the Salafī may “attack the Ministry of Interior” (quoting minister of...
Mahallah city, Gharbia governorate, witnessed intensified security mobilization to protect private properties, banks, and governmental institutions as precautionary measures against expected clashes between revolutionary youth and the Muslim Brotherhood supporters. A barbed-wired fence was strung...
Former al-Nūr Party head and assistant to the president, ’Imād ‘Abd al- Ghafūr, has announced the formation of the Al-Watan Party, as well as a new alliance with former presidential candidate Hāzim Salāh Abū Ismā’īl. In a conference Tuesday (January 1, 2013) at the Azhar Conference Center, ‘Abd al...
Ḥizb al-Bināʾ wa al-Tanmiyah [Construction and Development Party], the political arm of al-Jamāʿah al-Islāmīyyah [Islamic Group] in Egypt, called on all political groups to stick to national reconciliation and to renounce violence and repression that could lead to a civil war.
Despite the escalating demands for the dissolution of the religious parties that emerged after the revolution of January 25, 2011, the Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court rejected a lawsuit to dissolve some religious parties last July because the lawsuit was filed by a lawyer without legal...
Two weeks after the terrorist attack against police forces in al-Baḥarīyah Oasis, Egypt, on October 21, an extremist group called Anṣār al-Islām claimed responsibility for the attack. The article provides some information about that group, which has recently surfaced in Egypt. 
A decision to close four churches in the Egyptian governorate of al-Minyā sparked controversy and renewed talks about protecting Christians in Egypt and their right to worship and building churches. This comes at a time when some Western reports, issued by official institutions and non-governmental...
The author, Ḥamdī Rizq, states that the recent population census did not meet the expectations of Copts and a range of observers who wanted to know the official number of Copts in Egypt. Although the national Coptic Orthodox Church does not announce or ask for numbers to avoid provoking sectarian...
  Egyptian high-ranking security source said on Thursday that indications have been monitored of the intention of the military wing of the Qatar-Turkey-funded terrorist group, the Muslim Brotherhood to escalate the terrorist operations during the current period in its strife to destroy the pillars...
The author ‘Abd Allāh al-Rumayḥī points out that the use of Islam as a tool to access power and thus actualize the dream of re-establishment of the Islamic Caliphate is not new in the history of Muslims and the history of the region, but the world has changed irrevocably. 
The power of Dāʿish has begun to spread all around the world. The question of this article is whether their power is a real Islamic power, or merely the creation of American propaganda. The site “Business Insider” has provided the readers with five possible scenarios for explaining Dāʿish’s future...
The Salafists of Egypt have voiced their resentment towards Burma’s ambassador, demanding his expulsion and the cutting of ties with the Burmese government. They have published a statement that calls for the unity and protection of Muslims around the world, accusing the government of Burma of...
Many articles and studies seek to analyze the factors that push some young people to take up arms against state institutions. Most of these studies have identified two sets of factors that govern the behavior of a person who decides to resort to violence. The first group concerns the structural...
The Muslim Brotherhood committed many mistakes, which led to its disintegration and division, said researchers in Islamic movements, stressing that the group did not learn from the mistakes of the past. “The Muslim Brotherhood practices were the main reason for the revolt against its regime on June...
In his famous speech on June 29, 2012, after winning the presidential election race, deposed Egyptian President Muḥammad Mursī pledged exerting efforts to release Shaykh `Umar `Abd al-Raḥmān, leader of al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmiyah [Islamic Group] who died last Saturday in a US prison.
The Political Parties Department of the Supreme Administrative Court rejected the proposal presented by a lawyer to disband the salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party because it is based on religious principles. The Court affirmed, however, that it is not within the rights of any individual to call for...
Dr. Elizabeth ʿAbd al-Masīḥ Shākir, member of the House of Representatives, said that there is no interference by the judicial or legislative powers, highlighting that “Parliament can not interfere in the judiciary’s work.”

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