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The congress of the Egyptian Coalition of Minorities kicked off at the headquarters of Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (the National Progressive Unionist Party) in Downtown Cairo, to discuss the theme of “The new method of the Islamized: accusations of defamation of religion, hate speech and incitement as a...
Meanwhile, Dr. Muhammad Badī’, the Murshid (Guide) of the Muslim Brotherhood, received on Sunday (July 8) acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius and his delegation. Badī’ asserted during the meeting that Egypt’s progress will be at the hands of all its sons, as has been the...
On the other hand, Chairman of the Teachers’ Syndicate Ahmad al-Halawānī, who is also a member of the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, said that there will be no change to Article 19 of the 1971 Constitution that read “religious education syllabus is a basic subject”. [...
On the other hand, Chairman of the Teachers’ Syndicate Ahmad al-Halawānī, who is also a member of the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, said that there will be no change to Article 19 of the 1971 Constitution that read “religious education syllabus is a basic subject”. [...
Meanwhile, Dr. Muhammad Badī’, the Murshid (Guide) of the Muslim Brotherhood, received on Sunday (July 8) acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius and his delegation. Badī’ asserted during the meeting that Egypt’s progress will be at the hands of all its sons, as has been the...
The salafī al-Nūr Party caused a crisis over its attacks on Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb for his position to keep Article II of the Constitution unchanged and reject the inclusion of an explanation of the word ‘principles’ in the same article. [Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the...
Judicial sources said that the Supreme Constitutional Court is expected to hand down a ruling on a contest challenging the constitutionality of the Shūrá Council, the upper house of the Egyptian parliament, within 45 days, by the end of August or early September. [Khālid Mīrī, al-Akhbār, July 9, p...
While the Muslim Brotherhood welcomed the decision and described it as a “victory for the values of the constitution and law,” civil political powers and parties categorically rejected it as an “unprecedented violation of the nation’s top court – the Supreme Constitutional Court”. Rif’at al-Sa’īd,...
According to presidential decree no. 11 of 2012, decree no. 350 of 2012 by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) dissolving the People’s Assembly, the lower house of the two-chamber Egyptian parliament, is repealed. The decision also included a call for holding snap elections within 60...
After a long political career spent in both military and political service, one of the Free Officers, Khalid Muḥyī al-Dīn today passed away. In 1976 he founded Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (the Nationalist Progressive Unionist Party), one of the most prominent of the Egyptian parties of the Left, following the...
  The birth of Dr. Mīlād Ḥannā in Shubrā neighbourhood has had a great impact on him, like all of the sons of the ancient Egyptian neighbourhood, Christians and Muslims [alike].
The July 2013 uprising of the Egyptian people against the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood was a deep rejection of the Islamic parties regardless of their denomination. Therefore, different civil political forces called for the enactment of laws banishing the establishment of parties on the basis of...
Background: Al-Muhājir (translation: the Immigrant, common spelling: El Muhager), a film by the Coptic Christian film director Yūsuf Shāhīn, caused uproar when it screened in Egyptian cinemas, especially as it had not been prevented by authorities after Islamists sued the film and its crew. Yūsuf...
Background: This Conference was held at Ibn Khaldūn Center for Development Studies in the event of the second conference on minorities. Several speeches were given especially on Coptic rights in Egypt and related to the Muslim Christian incident of 1996 in Kafr Dimyān (Delta) and the terrorist...
Background: This Conference was held at the Ibn Khaldūn Center for Development Studies in the event of the second conference on minorities. Several speeches were given especially on Coptic rights in Egypt and related to the Muslim Christian incident of 1996 in Kafr Dimyān (Delta) and the terrorist...
Background: Shiḥāta Hārūn (1920–16.3.2001), one of the founding members of Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (National Progressive Unionist Party) and former lawyer is an Egyptian Jew. He was also among the many Egyptians arrested in 1967. His Jewish identity is intertwined with Egypt’s history and he never left...
Background: Prominent Egyptian democratization activist Dr. Sa‘d al-Dīn ʾĪbrāhīm (born 3 December, 1938) discusses the issue of elections in Egypt, and the extent to which they are fair or corrupt. Dr. ʾĪbrāhīm's interest is with democracy and human rights. He is involved in many organisations...
Rifʿat al-Saʿīd was born in al-Mansūrah, al-Daqahlīyah governorate on 11 October, 1932. al-Saʿīd is considered as one of the most prominent leftist figures in Egypt. In 2005, al-Saʿīd criticized the amendment proposed by President Ḥusnī Mubārak to article 67 of the Egyptian constitution. The...
Coptic activist Mīlād Ḥannā was born in June 1924 and is the co-founder of the left-wing opposition party al-Tajammuʿ Party. Ḥannā said that he could have easily been a minister if he had chosen to do some lip-service to President Mubārak; however, the fact that he has criticized the government on...
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,...

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