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Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
The National Council for Women (NCW) on Sunday (November 25), on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, organized a conference in support of the cause.
A judge in a Timā court in Suhāj governorate decided the release of Mīnā Arkiniūn ‘Abd al-Sayyīd, a Coptic teacher accused of inciting Muslim pupils to stop prayers, with a bail of LE1,000 (roughly $160), while a date for another session will be set to review the case.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II has to handle several dossiers inside the church like the pending problems for Copts including divorce, remarriage, inheritance, the laying of a new election system, maintaining national unity, construction of houses of worship and encouraging Christians not to be...
A special session of the Syndicate of Journalists expressed flat rejection of recent decisions by the president of the republic under the name “constitutional declaration” for their “blunt assault on public freedoms, rule of law and independence of the judiciary,” asserting that the syndicate quit...
Coptic figures agreed that the president has sold them out in a secret deal with the Americans as Najīb Jabrā’īl, an activist and lawyer, said relations between the United States and the Muslim Brotherhood had negative reverberations on Copts.
Counselor Edward Ghālib, a representative of the church in the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, affirmed that the church insists on quitting the panel, denying that the church is considering a proposal to return to the assembly at present.
Dr. Nājiḥ Ibrāhīm, a co-founder and theoretician of the al-Jamāʿa al-Islāmīya (Islamic Group), called on President Muḥammad Mursī to lead the nation with a mentality of a statesman, not that of the Muslim Brotherhood group, and give more room for power sharing regardless of ideological differences.
Islamist activists in Salafī forums lashed out at Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī, Deputy Chairman of the Salafī Daʿwah [Call] Movement, over a published photograph showing him hugging Bishop Būla of Ṭanṭā that some have even accused Burhāmī of loyalty to Copts.
Egyptian churches confirmed their withdrawal from the constituent assembly as Priest Angelus, Secretary of Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II, said the church still sticks to its position about quitting the constitution panel, adding the president’s declaration is causing division among Egyptians.

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