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Background: The People’s Assembly and Shūrā Council (Senate) were elected through an electoral system of single member plurality under Ḥusnī Mubārak’s regime. The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) always ensured a super-majority by means of fraud, ballot stuffing, intimidation, and lack of...
Background: Ḥizb al-Waṭanī al-Dimuqrāṭī (The National Democratic Party (NDP)) was the ruling party of the Egyptian parliament since 1978 until 2011, when it dissolved as a result of the Egyptian Revolution. During the 1995 elections, the NDP held almost all the seats of the parliament, and mostly...
Pope Tawadros announced that he will postpone his weekly sermon next week (8th of January) as he will be present in the Monastery of Saint Bishoy in Wadī al- Natrūn in the aftermath of the Christmas celebrations (Abd al- Wahhāb Sha’bān, al- Wafd, Jan. 3, p. 16).
  (October 30, 2014) Since its inception on the tarmac facing the Maspero State Television building in Downtown Cairo, the Maspero Youth Union (MYU) has been a driving movement, organizing protests that at times have included thousands of Coptic Christians. Before its establishment three and a half...
The Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine initially wanted to interview a Catholic Christian family in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minia about their preparations for Christmas in November 2013. Tensions were still running deep in Egypt after extremists had destroyed tens of churches in Egypt,...
Since January 2014 I am the Editor of the Maadi Messenger in Cairo Egypt. The Maadi Messenger is distributed to 4000 people, mainly expatriates, in Cairo. One of my first articles for the Maadi Messenger was about Christians in Shubra, see: http://www.maadimessenger.com/
In Egypt, sectarian conflict can be dizzying. When news breaks it explodes – Muslim mobs, churches burned, priests attacked. When the news crests it collapses – Muslim denials, church agreement, security clampdown. Only when the news settles can the situation be understood – partially,...
Meeting Senior Pastor Radi A. Iskanderat his office behind his church, the Evangelical church of Atarine.Alexandria, 22 January. As turmoil in Egypt continues and the situation in Suez and Cairo as well as Alexandria hardens, dialogue seems a distant possibility. In his office, in the building...
  The district of Shubrā has distinctive features that distinguish it from any other old districts of Cairo. Anyone who lives in Shubrā for a period of time falls in love with the place and can hardly live away from it. Shubrā has a significantly large Christian population, compared to other...
October 9 witnessed riots in Cairo that led to the death of at least twenty-seven people and the injury of over 300, mostly from Egypt’s Coptic Christian community.

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