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Siwa oasis is well known and beautiful. Two of our interns went for a trip there and experienced their interesting way of life, and explored the exciting touristic sites.
On October 4, 2010, Ḍiyā’ ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, 47, decided to leave his work as an Imam in the Sharqiyah governorate and emigrate to the United States, fleeing from society’s rejection of his homosexuality. This emigration brought with it a remarkable story for the Egyptian Imam, who dared to open what...
Dr. Muḥammad Abū Zayd al- ‘Amīr, General Coordinator of Bayt al-ʿĀʾila ‎ in Egypt and president of the Department of Jurisprudence in the Faculty of Law and Sharīʿah at al-Azhar University, has said that the board for education of Bayt al-ʿĀʾila ‎is in the process of preparing a school book on...
Since her first day as MP in the Egyptian House Of Representatives, Deputy Evelyn [Ivlīn] Mattā, attracted the attention, as one of the first issues she took up was the reconstruction of local mosques, providing a further exampleof the unique strength of Egypt’s national fabric, and the devotion to...
Doctor Muḥammad Shawqī ʿAllām, Egypt’s Grand Mufti of Egypt, has attempted to define the dividing lines in the integrative relationship between religion and the state. In his speech, delivered at a symposium held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Grand Mufti defined the ways in which the Egyptian...
Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
From Ruling to Opposition Islamist Movements and Non-Islamist Groups in Egypt 2011-2013 Cornelis Hulsman (ed.) Foreword: Ambassador Mona Omar
Rānyā Khalīl Ibrāhīm, the heroine of yet another sectarian trouble sparked recently in Mīt Bashār village, Minyā al-Qamh town, al-Sharqia governorate, said that she was not kidnapped and that she left her father’s home with her own free will.
The parliamentary delegation as well as some MPs from Alexandria denied that what happened to the Copts in ‘Āmrīyah should be called "displacement". The delegation stressed the rule of law and justice and expressed respect for all endeavors by citizens to reach a conciliatory deal and end the...
Coptic leaders and church sources welcomed the decisions by the People’s Assembly human rights committee and the ‘urfī (informal) conciliatory panel to have Coptic families forced out of their homes in Sharbāt village, al-‘Āmrīyah, return to their homes.  
Shaykh Sharīf al-Hawwārī, a notable Salafist in the western Alexandria town of al-‘Āmrīyah, pledged to bring back the five Coptic families expelled over a purported love affair between a Christian man and a divorced Muslim woman to their homes. 
Shaykh Sharīf al-Hawwārī, a notable Salafist in the western Alexandria town of al-‘Āmrīyah, pledged to bring back the five Coptic families expelled over a purported love affair between a Christian man and a divorced Muslim woman to their homes. 
Eight Bedouins residing in the area of King Maryūt, Burj al-'Arab, stormed a building belonging to the Coptic Evangelical church, just one kilometer away from the rest-house of former President Husnī Mubārak, and smashed the fences that are about three meters high.  
Sa'd al-Husaynī, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (JFP) executive office, said the era of the dissolved National Democratic Party (NDP) is dead for good and will never come back to life, asserting that there is no anti-Copt position by the Brotherhood. Husaynī, during...
Meanwhile, Minister of Awqāf (Religious Endowments) Dr. Muhammad 'Abd al-Fadīl al-Qūsī appealed to preachers and clerics to shoulder their responsibilities and work on bringing the sectarian fitnah to a halt. Mustafá Salāh, the prosecutor of Minyā al-Qamh, ordered placement of 15-year-old Rānyā...
The parliamentary delegation that comprises members of the People's Assembly human rights committee, activists and representatives of the Maspero Youth Union (MYU) prevented all journalists and media people from attending the 'urfī (informal) conciliatory session in the area of Burj al-'Arab on...
A group of Coptic movements, which groups Christian and Muslim activists, protested outside parliament to condemn the forced displacement of Christian families from al-'Āmrīyah and acts of violence in the village of Mīt Bashār in al-Sharqia governorate. "The Coptic Coalition Movement and other...
A Muslim family hosted the family of Coptic local resident Abū Sulaymān that was forced to leave their homes in the sectarian incidents in the north Egyptian Mediterranean city. "These families are our brethren. Not only we're hosting them in our homes but we are also hosting them in our hearts," a...
Youths from the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party and al-Da'wah al-Salafīyah (Salafī Call) group rejected the expulsion of Christians from al-'Āmrīyah, according to al-Nūr's official spokesman Nādir Bakkār. "The Salafīs have defended the Christians, protected them from local residents' wrath and...
A parliament's fact-finding commission investigating the sectarian fitnah in al-'Āmrīyah, western Alexandria, sparked by a reportedly illegitimate affair between a Christian young man and a Muslim woman, concluded its activities on Wednesday (February 16) by obtaining an agreement on the return of...

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