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In 2011 many demonstrations were held in Egypt against the military adminstration. During one of these demonstrations one female protestor was subjected to the torture of soldiers, her clothes were torn, and her blue bra was uncovered. As a result of this event, 10.000 women filled the streets on...
The removal of the “Four Rams” from the Karnak Temple in Luxor, Upper Egypt, to Taḥrīr Square in central Cairo has continued to stir controversy in Egypt with some opposed to the step while others welcoming it.
The Egyptian Security Apparatus arrested Layla Sayf, mother of political activist ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ, her daughter Munā Sayf, and her sister Dr. Ahdāf Suwayf, in addition to Dr. Rabbāb al-Mahdī, assistant professor of political science at American University. On Wednesday, the four women...
A number of Coptic movements announced their participation in June 30 demonstrations in Tahrir Square and around the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis. They made it clear that they will not leave unless Morsi steps down. Copts participating in the demonstrations warned from raising any religious...
The Washington Post said just hours after an Islamist-dominated assembly approved a new national constitution Friday morning, tens of thousands of protesters began pouring into Taḥrīr Square to say they objected to nearly everything about it.
"Our dead in Paradise and their dead in fire!"; "remnants (of the ousted regime), hired (thugs), and enemies of Islam and the Revolution!" These were the words of hostility with which Islamist movements and parties, such as al-Nahdah Party, mostly supporters of President Muhammad Mursī, attacked...
Reactions of Egyptians on the streets escalated over decrees by President Muhammad Mursī on Thursday (November 22) sacking the public prosecutor and immunizing his decisions as political, betraying deep divisions within the society as opponents termed them as “rehash of past dictatorship”. [Author...
The trial of a Salafī preacher and others on charges of disdaining Christianity started on Sunday (September 30) as the environs of the court saw clashes between Islamists supporting the defendants and Copts before the session was adjourned to October 14.
Hānī Ramsis, member of the High Board of the Maspero Youth Union stated in the memorial event of the Maspero incident in the Cave Church in the Monastery of Saint Simon the Shoe Maker that no one yet has brought the perpetrators to justice (Peter Magdī, al-Tahrīr, Oct. 11, p. 7). Read original text...
The congress of the Egyptian Coalition of Minorities kicked off at the headquarters of Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (the National Progressive Unionist Party) in Downtown Cairo, to discuss the theme of “The new method of the Islamized: accusations of defamation of religion, hate speech and incitement as a...

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