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In his address before the imāms and preachers on Thursday (October 25), President Mursī said the Ummah (Nation) will never rise without a conviction, as if the Egyptian society has never known convictions and faiths before the Muslim Brotherhood made their way to power.
A quarrel erupted on August 22 between Islamists and leftists following Dr. ‘Isām ‘Iryān’s attack on the latter.  ‘Iryān, acting leader of the Freedom and Justice Party, accused leftists of receiving foreign funds and acting superior towards the people. (Ahmad ‘Alām, al-Misrī al-Yawm, August 23, p...
Al-Misrī al-Yawm carries an article by Dr. Rif'at al-Sa'īd of the National Progressive Unionist Party, who says: “To the respectable Dr. Muhammad Mursī: Since your assumption of the presidency attacks on our brother Copts have increased alarmingly, without there being a genuine and decisive...
Both al-Tagamu’ and al-Mu’tamar political parties decided to endorse al- Sīsī in the coming presidential race. 
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...

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