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Al-Asālah demanded the writing of new articles in the constitution to establish a “higher sharī’ah court” to watch whether laws and resolutions are in line with the Islamic law. Al-Nūr said it is considering this proposal while the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) rejected it. [...
[Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the Egyptian Constitution of 1971 reads, “Islam is the official religion of the state, Arabic its official language and the principles of Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation”. Salafists sought removing the word ‘principles’ or replacing it with the...
Meanwhile, a well-placed source at the committee supervising the papal elections said it approved announcing the initial list of candidates for the Coptic Orthodox patriarch post on May 19, adding the list will include only seven out of the 15 candidates who applied for the position so far. The...
Many of Egypt’s 8.5 million Copts are deeply alarmed by the possibility of having an Islamist president, opting rather to vote for former officials in the Mubārak regime. Coptic votes will be mostly divided between Mūsá and Shafīq, both had served in Mubārak’s government, said the Washington Post...
Some Salafī preachers led a smear campaign against candidates said to be staunch supporters of the January 25 revolution in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Muhammad Mursī. Led by a man called Shaykh Tawfīq ‘Ulwān, the preachers called for voting for Musī, threatening that whoever fails...
Meanwhile, the first TV channel for women wearing the niqāb will be launched soon as a Salafist of the name Abū Islām, the owner of this channel, said he thought of the idea after Islamist channels took a decision to exclude the “hijāb-wearing sisters”. [Muhammad Khafājī, Sawt al-Ummah, May 14, p....
In the first press conference held by the committee on monitoring the activities of the mass media covering the presidential elections, rapporteur Majdī Dayf said several violations were spotted by the TV stations during the period between April 30 and May 10. “The committee spotted some excesses...
A Copt’s conversion to Islam in al-‘Adawah town, the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Minya, sparked unrest between Muslim and Christians on Sunday (May 13). Dozens of members of Islamist groups gathered outside the ‘Adawah police station to protect 32-year-old man Ayman Yūsuf Sa’d from his...
Meanwhile, a well-placed source at the committee supervising the papal elections said it approved announcing the initial list of candidates for the Coptic Orthodox patriarch post on May 19, adding the list will include only seven out of the 15 candidates who applied for the position so far. The...
Many of Egypt’s 8.5 million Copts are deeply alarmed by the possibility of having an Islamist president, opting rather to vote for former officials in the Mubārak regime. Coptic votes will be mostly divided between Mūsá and Shafīq, both had served in Mubārak’s government, said the Washington Post...
Some Copts backpedaled on support for Dr. ‘Abd al-Mun’im Abū al-Futūh, whom they used to view as more moderate than the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Dr. Muhammad Mursī, after Abū al-Futūh gained the support of Salafists. Copts chose to back the fulūl (Arabic word for remnants) of the former...
“I will stick to a civil state. If I won the presidency, I would choose civil state proponents as prime minister and vice president,” ‘Alī told a gathering of the Egypt Copts Coalition to introduce his platform, reiterating rejection of any religious or ethnic discrimination. He said Egypt needs to...
“I will stick to a civil state. If I won the presidency, I would choose civil state proponents as prime minister and vice president,” ‘Alī told a gathering of the Egypt Copts Coalition to introduce his platform, reiterating rejection of any religious or ethnic discrimination. He said Egypt needs to...
“I will stick to a civil state. If I won the presidency, I would choose civil state proponents as prime minister and vice president,” ‘Alī told a gathering of the Egypt Copts Coalition to introduce his platform, reiterating rejection of any religious or ethnic discrimination. He said Egypt needs to...
“I will stick to a civil state. If I won the presidency, I would choose civil state proponents as prime minister and vice president,” ‘Alī told a gathering of the Egypt Copts Coalition to introduce his platform, reiterating rejection of any religious or ethnic discrimination. He said Egypt needs to...
Meanwhile, the committee on nominations for the election of a new pope for the Coptic Orthodox Church is meeting Wednesday (May 9) under acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius. The plenary meeting, to be attended by nine bishops and nine members of the Millī Council, will discuss criteria for filtering...
Tariq al-Sahrī, deputy speaker of the Shūrá Council, said the upper house is preparing a draft law to regulate the press to refer to the People’s Assembly within days, aiming at “purging” the state-run press. The proposed draft envisages the dismissal of any journalists proved to have served the...
The cabinet’s legislative committee will soon receive a draft law regulating the availability of data and information as prepared by the ministry of communications and information technology. The draft, the first of its kind to be prepared by the government, will be referred to parliament for...
“I will stick to a civil state. If I won the presidency, I would choose civil state proponents as prime minister and vice president,” ‘Alī told a gathering of the Egypt Copts Coalition to introduce his platform, reiterating rejection of any religious or ethnic discrimination. He said Egypt needs to...
Sectarian clashes erupted between Muslim and Christian local residents in the village of al-Basrah, in the western Alexandria city of al-‘Āmrīyah, over yet another interfaith romance between a Christian young man and a Muslim woman, seen together walking under a bridge in the area. Leading members...

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