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The National Salvation Front sent a representative to Upper Egypt villages to observe the referendum over the draft Constitution. Ahmad Māhir, the representative, along with a group of activists witnessed those blocking Copts from voting.
Al-Misrīyūn reports, that Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II had contacted Dr. Muhammad al-Barād’ī, head of al-Dustūr Party, and Hamdīn Sabbāhī, former Egyptian presidential candidate, in order to “coordinate the stance of the Church with that of the opposition” after the dialogue meeting that...
al-Barād'ī, head of the Constitutional Party and Coordinator of the National Salvation Front, stated in a post on his Twitter account that the bloody events at the Presidential Palace indicated the death of the Constitutional declaration and the Constitutional referendum and the government’s...
Dr. Safwat 'Abd al-Ghanī, member of al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah's Shūrá Council stated that the broadcasted statement attributed to al-Jamā’ah on allegedly issuing a fatwá apostatizing voters who are against the referendum of apostasy, has raised a wave of surprise and consternation.
  Sabrah al-Qāsimī, general coordinator of the Moderate Front (an Islamist initiative to combat extremist Islamism thought) that supports al- Sīsī’s bid for presidency , said that the front's religious committee is preparing a project named “Revisions of thought” to include all Islamist parties -...
Political factions rejected new initiatives calling for reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood including the initiatives of the [Muslim Brotherhood led] National Coalition in Support for Legitimacy and the last initiative of Cairo University Professor Hassan Nafaa [a liberal]. Dr. Wahīd Abd al...
After performing yesterday’s (Jan. 4) Friday prayers, youth members of various political forces and parties marched from ‘Umar Makram Mosque to the Coptic Evangelical Church of Qasr al-Dubārah to extend their Christmas greetings to Copts. Led by the imām of said Mosque, Shaykh Mazhar Shahīn, also...
Upon celebrating the Christmas Mass on January 7 and receiving the congratulatory wishes extended by Egyptian public personalities, Pope Tawadros II left to Saint Bishoy Monastery (Dayr al-Anbā Bīshūy) in Wādī al-Natrūn. According to a Church source, the Pope is reviving the weekly sermon tradition...
On July 3, 2013, the civil forces united against the Muslim Brotherhood. Their representatives agreed in a meeting with then-army chief 'Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi, Shaykh Al-Azhar and the Pope of the Egyptian Church to oust Muhammad Morsi, in preparation of a transitional period to be followed by...
Interviewers: Cornelis Hulsman, Eline Kasanwidjojo and Quinta Smit Language of interview: English/Arabic (original interview); English (presented transcript)  Interpreter: ʿUmār al- ʿAid Transcript: Quinta Smit Approval: Approved by interviewee   Dr. ʿAbd al-Munʿim Abū al-Futūḥ gives account to his...

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