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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.
  Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān writes in Al-Watan that several Coptic organizations, among them “Copts without Restrictions,” “Copts for Egypt,’ and the movement “Civil Rights for Christians,” have announced that they will participate in the 24th of August demonstrations. Michael Munīr from the “Al-Hayāh”...
The courts in Egypt are witnessing weird cases every day and some of these cases become part of the collective memory. One of these cases is the famous case in which the famous Coptic leader of the Wafd Party, Makram ʿUbayd Pasha, or Makram Ebeid, pleaded the case of a Muslim Egyptian citizen, who...
The Wafd newspaper reported that after the families of al-Dab'ah, Fāyid center, Ismailia governorate published the problems they  faced due to not having a proper functioning mosque in their village the Minister of Endowments, Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, punished them through responding to them in an...
Meanwhile, the committee overseeing the papal elections postponed interviews with candidates pending the end of a deadline to register voters. Archbishop Abram of al-Fayoum, a member of the nominations committee, said the challenges against candidates will be received by unregistered voters, adding...
Bishop Bisāntī of Helwan and al-Ma’sarah also viewed himself unsuitable for the position, adding the papacy is a great responsibility and the church has got persons “more efficient than me”. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-Wafd, April 28, p. 8] Read original text in Arabic
The Azhar objected to Iran’s release of a film portraying the Prophet Muhammad, stressing that portraying Allah’s Prophets is unlawful. Shaykh ‘Alī ‘Abd al-Bāqī, Secretary-General of the Islamic Research Academy, said that religious scholars in Iran need to strictly cease the release of this film...
The author of this piece speculates about what he believes to be the true causes for Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, and ventures that he might be more influential than the ideas of Martin Luther, the 16th century Christian reformer. The author compares the health of the outgoing Pope to previous...
Shaykh Abū Islām has attempted to distance himself from his inflammatory comments about Coptic women. However, the prosecution sent the CDs, provided by Najīb Jubrā’īl, the lawyer, that prove Abū Islām's incitement of a fitnah and disturbance of national unity, to be transcribed by the Ministry of...
The Hijab business is witnessing a boom and the trade in Hijab in the Egyptian market has recently catapulted to about $16 billion. This number represents Egypt's annual import value from Hijab related clothes and fashion or clothes with Islamic character in general.

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