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On the evening of 3rd July, the Summer School students watched the thought-provoking film One Hand: The Movie, an intense film focusing on Muslim-Christian relations in revolutionary Egypt, following the January 2011 bombing of the Coptic Orthodox Two Saints Church in the city of Alexandria.
Russian intern Yana Kabirova interned with the Center for Arab-West Understanding between December 10 and December 31, 2018. Her chief interest was in extremism in the Muslim world and thus we introduced her to Professor Abdallah Schleifer, a prominent Middle East expert, chief editor of The Muslim...
The crimes committed by the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood Group have affected both the Muslims and the Christians in Egypt. It’s impossible for any Egyptian to forget their church burnings and their attacks against the property of the Copts that were documented by the international and local...
The Supreme State Security Prosecution extended the imprisonment of eight defendants, who were deported from the Gulf to Egypt, for 15 days pending investigations over accusations of their joining a terrorist group established contrary to the provisions of the law and the Constitution.
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.
As talk increases of the possible collapse of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in light of recently emerged developments, the spotlight has begun to focus on the ‘Muslim Sisters’. A former Muslim Brotherhood leader describes them as “fiercer” than their male counterpoints, and experts consider them...
Egyptian human rights activists circulated news this Sunday that the detainee ʿĀʾisha al-Shāṭir, daughter of the Muslim Brotherhood leader Khayrat al-Shāṭir, was transferred to prison hospital after her health deteriorated due to her hunger strike, which is approaching its third consecutive week.
Eight years have passed since the 2011 revolution that succeeded in toppling former Egyptian president Ḥusnī Mubārak, but intense debate has recently broken out concerning the fate of individuals widely considered at the time to be ‘icons’ of the uprising following a series of videos recently...
In the face of the authoritarianism of government in Egypt, today stands a weak, divided and besieged civil society. This civil society, which has contributed with its numerous networks of young activists and influencers in some traditional media, social media, secular movements and some...

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