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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.
The article is a brief interview with Pope Shenouda III that took place at Cairo airport when he was on his way to Washington for medical treatment and to look after the Coptic parish in the U.S.
The General Citizenship Conference was held on November 25, 2007 and was sponsored by the National Council for Human Rights. The Egyptian press covered the incident from different viewpoints.
A U.S. center for teaching English at the Azhar University is believed by many Azhar scholars and students to be interfering in Muslims’ affairs.
The article reviews three separate articles published by al-Usbū‘ on recent statements of the prominent Coptic businessman Najīb Sawirus, in which he was reported as criticizing the manifesto of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party as well as the increasing religious trend in society.
Upon receiving the Democracy Award, 2007, Hishām Qāsim was subject to severe attacks in the Egyptian press. Over two days Qāsim reported the details of his visit to the U.S., his meeting with George Bush and his comments on the issue.
Huwaydī expresses his fears over a meeting that is expected to take place between Pope Shenouda, Pope Benedict XVI, and 38 prominent Muslim scholars and preachers to discuss Muslim Christian relations in Egypt.
An American study emphasizes that U.S. battle against extremism should be carried out by supporting democratization, even if this leads to moderate Islamists coming to power because they can be a wall of defense against extremists and hardliners.
Sa‘d al-Dīn Ibrāhīm is a “perambulatory exile.” The international press and political leadership support the cause of Ibrāhīm who is facing eight claims filed against him by influential members of the ruling National Democratic Party in Egypt. More details in the following lines.
The Organization of American Islam Conference opened its branch in Cairo and started its activities by launching a campaign promoting the peaceful call for the freedom of expression.
The annual report of the State Department-affiliated U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom [USCIRF] on Egypt that was released on September 14, 2007 has created a lot of controversy within intellectual circles in Egypt.
The article discusses the Armenian genocide during World War One, stressing that unless nations are capable of learning from their history and admitting to their mistakes, that such mistakes will continue to be made in the future.


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