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The presidential committee responsible for amending the exercise of political rights law and the parliamentary elections law is to complete its work today.
The women of Egypt: they strove for their political rights and they conducted campaigns for the sake of having women representatives in the committee formulating the Egyptian Constitution of 1954. They were able to have their representatives in the Parliament, at the time known as the National...
A parliament's fact-finding commission investigating the sectarian fitnah in al-'Āmrīyah, western Alexandria, sparked by a reportedly illegitimate affair between a Christian young man and a Muslim woman, concluded its activities on Wednesday (February 16) by obtaining an agreement on the return of...
MP Marian Malāk forwarded a question in parliament over  Mīt Bashār incidents, calling for investigating the circumstances that led to the demolition of a church fence and burning of a chamber inside the Christian house of worship.  
Local residents said they will confront any attempts to spark sectarian troubles as Salafīs formed a security cordon alongside the policemen to protect the church and to make sure that no Copts or any of their houses or property come under attack. Some locals had rushed to the church on the belief...
Muhammad Badī’, the Murshid (Guide) of the Muslim Brotherhood, in an opinion article in al-Ahrām, said his group seeks the building of a modern democratic state based on citizenship, rule of law, freedom, equality, pluralism in all its forms and types, peaceful rotation of power through the ballot...
“The Maspero Youth Union (MYU) and other political movements started a march on Sunday (February 12) from ‘Abd al-Mun’im Riyād to the People’s Assembly to support MPs raising the issue of the Copts of al-‘Āmirīyah, Alexandria, who were forced to leave their dwelling places last week over a...
Fādī Yūsuf, the general coordinator for the Egypt Copts Coalition, said the group will protest outside the People's Assembly (parliament) against the incidents of al-'Āmrīyah, Alexandria, and the expulsion of eight Christian families and unlawfully wasting their private property. The move comes in...
I witnessed the events of sectarian strife in al-Zawya al-Ḥamrā’on this day, June 17, in 1981. I saw with my own eyes the state of terrible chaos that included killing and the looting of jewellers’ shops, and I saw a building in fire, crumbling to the ground.  I was in my second year of university...
Dr. Muhammad Badī’, the Muslim Brotherhood Murshid (Guide), called on the new People’s Assembly to debate the issues foreign loans and assistance to Egypt. “The assistance must be channeled through legitimate courses with the knowledge of the Egyptian government without any conditions,” said Badī’...
Meanwhile, Dr. Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), said the results of the third round of Egypt’s People’s Assembly (parliament) elections reflect the supremacy of Islamists, led by the Muslim Brotherhood group and the Salafīs. Speaking in a Friday...
Background: Shaykh Yūsuf al-Badrī says Egyptian society is as any society; the impoverished mixed with the wealthy, those who can read and those who cannot. Egypt is a mixed society, but he thinks that Egypt has many resources such as petrol, land, water and metal to make it rich. The main problem...
Background: Yūsuf al-Badrī is an Egyptian Islamic preacher, formerly a member of the People’s Assembly and is said to be closely related to the Muslim Brotherhood, although he himself denies this time and again. At the start of the interview, the shaykh says he wants to address to the public that...
The trial of suspects from the military involved in the virginity tests and the October 9 Maspero incidents before a court martial is underway, according to Maj. General 'Ādil al-Mursī, the president of the military judiciary organization. "After all investigations completed and eyewitnesses were...
This report is on the formation of the Egyptian Constitution of 2012 and was commissioned by the German organization Missio who translated it into German for publication in Germany.
Sāmih Makram ‘Ubayd handed me his business card with the words, ‘I hope I get to use this again.’ Underneath his name it spelled out ‘Member of Parliament’. He took it back momentarily and penciled in an additional word in Arabic: ‘Dissolved’.
I think we all agree that the Salafist groups have been the main supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Freedom and Justice Party since February 12, 2011 till present. This was clearly evident during the referendum on constitutional amendments, in the elections of the People’s Assembly and...
The political carousel that has been spinning during the past few days in Egypt is reminiscent of a saying that goes "why taking the long road while there is a shortcut available".
Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday, June 14th about two major political cases that had been brought before court: Were the past parliamentary elections constitutional? Is the Political Isolation Law Parliament passed valid? This law bans members of the former regime from...

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