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The Center for Arab-West Understanding had faced numerous obstacles from the moment the founders wanted to establish the organization in 2004, despite its lofty goal of facilitating understanding between communities in Egypt and the Arab World and the West, through producing material for Arab-Wes
“Citizens are trapped between a rock and a hard place. They will have to choose only between the fulūl (remnants of the former regime) or Islamist groups. Citizens voted for Shafīq not because he is the most efficient but rather to avoid brining the Muslim Brotherhood to power,” said Harīrī in...
“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights has emphatically stressed equality in rights and duties. Copts pay their taxes like any other citizen. I would not be exaggerating if I said one-third of the tax duties of the state are contributed by Copts. Coptic businessmen like Najīb Sawirus and Munīr...
Dr. Ihāb Ramzī, former Member of Parliament, stated that the Copts will give a ‘no’ vote in the coming constitutional referendum if the quota is not institutionalized. He threatened that Copts shall boycott the coming parliamentary elections if this demand is not addressed (Abdul Wahāb Sha’bān, al-...
Najīb Jubrā’īl, head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights, said that the five Coptic detainees are: ‘Izat Hakīm, ‘Isá Ibrāhīm, ‘Adil Shākir, Shirīf Ramsīs, and ‘Imād Sidīq. He added that the detainees are being tortured by the Libyan Preventive Security Unit and have to be released immediately. ...
The three main Christian denominations in Egypt (Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical) are having a meeting today (January 21, 2013) to discuss boycotting the national dialogue at the Presidential Palace due to the Freedom and Justice Party's practices with the national powers (‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān...
Cornelis Hulsman: The Dutch daily newspaper Trouw is publishing a series of articles under the title “Europe’s Fraying Edges.” The articles discuss themes related to the countries surrounding Europe, of course including the countries of Northern Africa. I agree with the author that there is...
Salafīs have saved the village of Sharbāt, al-Nahdāh neighborhood, in the western Alexandria district of al-'Āmrīyah, from a conflagration that could have consumed everyone in its way, said the spokesman for the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party, the second largest in the Egyptian parliament. 
Muftī of the Republic Dr. ‘Alī Jum’ah termed as “loss for Egypt” calls for civil disobedience on February 11, adding all Egyptians have to do their duty and avoid disrupting citizens’ interests and tampering with the potentials of this nation. “Egypt is going through a decisive moment of its...
Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah, the chairman of the Coptic Orthodox Church Holy Synod’s Information Committee, said the country is already groaning, rejecting calls to start civil disobedience in protest at the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF)’s continuation in power. “We have to work...

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