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During its 66th anniversary Tuesday (November 13) in Washington, the Middle East Institute is offering its MEI Award for Distinction in Civic Leadership to Najīb Sawirus, the executive chairman of the Orascom Group and the founder of the liberal Free Egyptians Party, which promotes democratic...
Egyptian business magnate Najīb Sawirus said Copts, who resemble the Red Indians of America, are suffering persecution and discrimination, adding the new government in Egypt has picked only one Christian minister out of 48 Muslim ministers. [Rihāb ‘Abd Illah, al-Yawm al-Sābi’, Nov. 16, p. 1] Read...
Hāla Muṣṭafā was born in Egypt in 1958, although Muṣṭafā was appointed to be a member of the new Policies Committee of the National Democratic Party (NDP) in 2002, Muṣṭafā presents herself as an independent writer and thinker more than a party member. This commitment is reflected in her...
Ayman Muḥammad Rabīʿ al-Ẓawāhirī is a Muslim who claims that he is committed to bring the golden age of the caliphate back, and advocates a violent means of jihād to achieve his objectives. His own native country Egypt, along with many other countries, considers him a terrorist. During the 1990s,...
During a speech at a conference in Washington DC on combatting extremism, US President Barack Obama said, "we cannot let extremist [takfīrī] organizations destroy our societies." He asked nations to call for understanding among their young people and not leave them to the polarization of extremism...
The American newspaper "The Washington Times" reported that American President Barak Obama met last week with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood who were part of a delegation of Islamist leaders to the White House. The newspaper added that Obama spoke with the 14 leaders for more than an...
The shaykh of the Azhar has asked to receive an official invitation through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to participate in an inter-faith dialogue summit in Washington.
Rumors spread about a critical health condition of Pope Shenouda III after his sudden visit to Cleveland lately. Rumors spread about the pope having left his last will to a trusted bishop. Meanwhile Coptic analysts refuted the rumors and expect a the pope to return soon.
The author, Ishaq Ibrāhim, interviewed the head of Egyptians Against Religious Discrimination [EARD] Mūnir Mejahid about the group’s members, goals and methods.
Magdy Malak reflects on the scope and power of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and bemoans the lack of any real opposition parties that are able to compete with the ruling National Democratic Party.

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