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Fahmī Huwaydī discusses the suggested changes to the Egyptian Constitution and different reactions toward the idea of using Islām as the main source of legalization for the country.
The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies [CIHRS] has sent an appeal to the president of the republic and the speakers of both houses of Parliament called to amend Article Two of the Constitution that states that Islam is the religion of the state and Islamic sharīʿā is the main source of...
The author says that since changing the second article of the Constitution, which acknowledges Islam as the religion of the state and the main source of legislation, has been ruled out, Copts have to accept the fait accompli.
The article criticizes the second article of the Constitution which states “Islam is the religion of the state, and the principles of the Islamic Sharī‘ah are the main source of legislation.” He calls for dialogue on the level of the public to discuss it and not wholly depend on politicians alone.
The author suggests that the current series of constitutional amendments are sufficient for the time being. These changes can be a step forward toward real and meaningful reform. Although the state must be willing to make even greater changes, such as revising or repealing the second article of the...
‘Aṣfūr stresses the importance of paving the way before civil political parties to have an active role in Egyptian society that appears to have been taken over by two dominating powers; namely the ruling National Democratic Party and the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
Waṭanī holds a meeting to discuss issues surrounding religious conversion. Prominent human rights activists and Coptic lawyers participate, suggesting ways to regulate conversions.
Ibrāhīm ‘Īsā holds a press conference to comment on the verdicts against him.
The author discusses the second article of the Egyptian Constitution.
Observers and intellectuals of Egypt are still leading wide-ranging discussions concerning the proposed constitutional amendments. While the Muslim Brotherhood seems to reject citizenship, other observers consider it the cornerstone in building democracy and political systems. Many observers still...

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