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Dr. Muhammad  Ṣalāḥ agrees with the report „Inside the Jihadi Mind“ of the Tony Blair Foundation that the ideology if IS needs to be confronted. Ideology only can be confronted by another ideology. Communication is needed. “We need dialogue with Dāʿish and anyone else to bring them back within the...
While Egypt has a long and diverse history of immigration from Africa, the Middle East and even Europe, Chinese immigrants are still a relatively recent and rare phenomena on the Nile. Over the past ten to fifteen years, however, fuelled through the economic rise of China and consequently the...
The relationship between expatriates living in Egypt and Ramadan can be a love-hate relationship. Some might argue that Ramadan is the ‘most unproductive month of the year’. People work less hours and businesses can get a bit slow. On the other hand, however, very few can deny the level of...
Editor AWR: This is just an excellent article! The ‘Persecution Industry’ Paul Sedra describes is causing so much harm to Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt. It is deliberately distorting social realities in Egypt, taking problems that do exist out of context and with this they create fear among...
Today the court postponed ruling on a case calling for the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood as an entity. It will be reviewed again on September 4, at which point the group may be declared illegal and forced to disband. The following is an effort to understand the structure of the Muslim...
This is a comment on an article with a similar title published on April 13 on a blog called “Salamamoussa. Reclaiming Egypt,” named after Salāmah Mūsá (1887-1958). He was a well-known journalist, writer, and advocate of secularism and Arab socialism who was born into a wealthy, land-owning Coptic...
I. Introduction In 2007, Rā’id al-Sharqāwī, a retired Egyptian coast guard intelligence officer, provided former intern Maria Rezzonico figures on the number of Copts in Egypt by governorate. These numbers were never published and so, in December of 2011, Ra’ed was interviewed once more to compile...
On November 25, 2011, Al-Misrī al-Yawm, now called Egypt Independent, was the first publication that reported about Najīb Jubrā’īl’s “NGO report: 93,000 Copts left Egypt since March.”  
[This is a full transcript of an interview made on December 2, 2011] The results of the first round of the Egyptian elections show that Islamist parties appear to have won by a landslide. The Muslim Brotherhood created the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) that has apparently received 40-45 percent...
In spite of Pope Shenouda’s decision disallowing the travel of Copts to Jerusalem while it is under Israeli occupation, it has transpired that some Coptic businessmen from Canada, Australia and the U.S. are still organizing trips to the Holy Land, thereby defying the pope’s orders.  

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