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 It goes without saying that a comprehensive process for reformulating Egyptian politics is just around the corner. The last constitutional amendments have limited presidential terms to a maximum of four years, with candidates eligible to serve no more than two terms, and have stipulated the...
Last Tuesday, a Muslim mob a few thousand strong gathered in front of Mar-Yuhanna (Saint John) church in al-Minya village of al-Qamādīr in Samallūt, some 240km south of Cairo, demanding that the church should be closed. They attacked the church and the Copts’ houses with stones and set on fire...
Copts in the Egyptian media 42 Our reading of the Cairo papers this week takes us to the weekly, State-owned al-Mussawar and the file it recently published on “Do Copts hate the July Revolution?” In his article entitled, “Copts under Jamāl 'Abd al-Nāsir,” Midhat Bishāy attempted to cite both the...
 The author throws light on the crisis between Najīib Jabrā’īl and Bishop Marqus, which prompted Pope Shenouda to prevent holding any public conferences in any bishopric without his prior consent.    
Edward Cody, writer in the Washington Post, writes that the biggest winners of the [January] 25 revolution are the Salafists. He described them as Islamic fundamentalists who would like to see the strictest form of Islam applied to all of Egypt and across the Middle East.  
Many more Egyptians are reading opposition newspapers these days. Al-Ahrām is alleged to have lost senventy percent of its' readers since the revolution. Al-Wafd, Al-Shurūq and Al-Misrī Al-Yawm have proven to be very popular these days. Furthermore, newspapers have also realized the importance of...
The revolution in Egypt left the local media scene of Egypt completely changed. State-owned media used to be completely unreliable, but now they have altered their policies. The state media are also experiencing changes in leadership. However, the process is definitely not completed yet. Experts...
The recent revolution has led to many new parties being formed and established parties being reorganized, including several Islamist groups. The Muslim Brotherhood is the group expected to dominate future Egyptian politics. They are now trying to cast off their image of being radicals. Other...
Iqbāl Barakah, in this article, seeks to shed light on the secularism spreading and over-controlling the Turkish Constitution. She reflects on one of the articles of the Turkish constitution which prohibits the study of the Qur'ān for children under twelve years of age . 
Should the One Thousand and One Nights be banned? A Cairo conference debates the issue. A number of Lawyers submitted a request to have the latest edition of the Thousand and One Nights banned because they viewed it as immoral. Intellectuals and cultural figures rally against this ban, upset by the...

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