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Introduction: Inclusive citizenship seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. Peoples’ understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of various...
Cornelis Hulsman, founding editor of Arab-West Report, and Gurjinder Khambay, second-year student in International Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands, specializing in the Middle East, interviewed Dr. Jan Slomp, a major leader in Christian-Muslim dialogue at all levels, through Webex, on...
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 European Parliament’s statement about the human rights situation in Egypt has provoked wide condemnation over its recommendations for Egypt.  Both the Egyptian House of Representatives and Senate as well as several parliamentarians and political parties dismissed the statement, saying that it...
On December 18, the European Parliament voted on a resolution on the deteriorating situation of human rights in Egypt. The EU Parliament demanded that Egyptian authorities immediately release 25 detainees and cooperate with Italy over the murder case of Italian student Giulio Regeni.  It also...
Al-Azhar issued its 2020 report showcasing the most important issues that it dealt with this year. In light of the vicious attacks to disparage Islam and the Prophet Muḥammad in 2020, al-Azhar – which is the voice of nearly two billion Muslims – worked hard to stand up against these attacks.  The...
Israelis believe that the Egypt’s reaction to the implementation of the plan to annex areas in the West Bank and impose Israeli sovereignty over them would be “restrained,” based on past events targeting Palestinians like the Intifadas, wars in the Gaza Strip, and the Trump administration’s...
The Supreme Council for Media Regulation issued decision number 16 of 2020 over articles published by al-Masry ‎al-Youm [al-Miṣrī al-Yawm] under the pseudonym “Newton” about Sinai.  The Supreme Council decided to make the newspaper issue an apology to the public and make them remove violating...
This evening, President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī participated in a mini-summit via video conferencing with African leaders, French President Emmanuel Macron, and the director of the World Health Organization. 
Al-Azhar’s Observatory for Combating Extremism stated that extremist organizations are not hesitating to take advantage of global events and use them to serve their nefarious interests by broadcasting their propaganda on social media.  This is not new for Dāʿish [Islamic State]; it is always...

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