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Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
The Revolutionary Socialists movement, the opposition in Egypt, rejected the Supreme Administrative Court’s decision to ban female faculty members at Cairo University from wearing the niqāb, emphasizing that this rule is an attempt to establish the state control over the body and is the latest...
After years of waiting, American President Donald Trump announced his plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, also known as “The Deal of the Century,” considered to “be the most serious, realistic, and detailed plan that has ever been presented.”After years of waiting, American President...
In this article, the author reflects on how Islamists at a recent summit in Kuala Lumpur are focusing their efforts around the concept of “thinking about the Muslim Nation” [al-tafkīr bil-umma].  The author discusses the dangers of such a policy as enacted in Sudan and highlights the contradictions...
The media center for the Cabinet of Ministers published an infographic, which brought to light the most recent result regarding the number of legalized churches and buildings in application of Law No. 80 of 2016.  The state committee for the legalization of unlicensed churches, which was formed in...
Egyptian Christians began their Christmas celebrations yesterday amidst intensive security measures in anticipation of potential attacks on churches. Pope Tawāḍrūs II of Alexandria began the celebrations by leading Mass in Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria. An army spokesman said...
Christianity entered Egypt with Mark the Evangelist during the time of the reign of Nero in the first century. The Christians in Egypt at that time used the Coptic language and the Coptic Church still uses Coptic in prayers today. In his book "A Short Account of the Copts", the American...
The Observatory for Monitoring for Takfiri Fatwas and Extremist Ideologies in Dār al-Iftāʾ confirmed that Turkey plans to turn Libya into a new stronghold for ISIS. The observatory also stated that the Muslim Brotherhood in Tunisia and Libya works hard to move ISIS fighters from Syria and Iraq to...
American media shed light on al-Sīsī’s words to the Egyptian people during his visit to the cathedral last night for the 2020 Christmas Eve Mass. al-Sīsī thanked the Egyptian people for maintaining national unity and preventing sectarian wars.   
The prominent Iraqi religious leader Muqtadā al-Ṣadr was criticised by Iraqi commentators for his inconsistent positions in relation to the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the leader of the Iranian al-Quds brigades.  In the comments Muqtadā al-Ṣadr was described as a follower to the Iranian orders and...

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