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“Imagine you enter a war and you capture some of the enemy’s soldiers. Those captured have now become your prisoners and one of them has a heart attack. Will you let the person die or take him to hospital? Law, religion, and humanity oblige you to take the suffering person to a hospital and safe...
ʿAlāʾ al-Aswānī grew up in a family with a history of national struggle and a good education that made him a skilled computer programmer. Like millions of young people in Egypt, he dreamed of democratic change. In 2005 he created a blog in his name and his wife Manal which called for an end to...
Egyptian author and journalist, ʿAlāʾ al-Aswānī, tweeted: “Give the Copts the same rights in their own homeland just like Muslim emigrants enjoy in their Western countries of Diaspora.”
During the past few days, Egypt has witnessed a wide-scale controversy because of calls sent by parliamentarians, artists and writers, to ban the niqāb in public institutions and entities. Female Students at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, Alexandria University, launched a campaign under the title...
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...
Egyptian novelist ‘Alā’ al-Aswānī wrote on Twitter Saturday that the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters were against the revolution [of January 25, 2011] at first, but they joined it later when they realized it was going to succeed. 
Writer and novelist ‎`Alā’ al-Aswānī outlined some of what he called “delusions” that obscure the Egyptian mind from a real perspective of the world. In his article published by the German online broadcaster Deutsche Welle, ‎al-Aswānī names 6 delusions obstructing the Egyptian way of dealing with...
The writer and novelist `Alā' Al-Aswānī tweeted, explaining the difference between Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, and deposed Egyptian President Muhammad Morsī:
In the aftermath of the "January 25 Revolution", when the Egyptians overthrew their former president Hosni Mubārak in 2011, new media presenters emerged, highlighting the vacuum experienced by the satellite channels in the country during the Mubārak era. Old media presenters re-appeared, taking the...
A number of participants of the 'Making Of Extremism Conference' organized by Bibliotheca Alexandria strongly denounced the prevention of the Tunisian writer Amāl Qurāmi from entering Egypt without obvious reasons to attend the conference, and criticized the attitude of the Egyptian state towards...

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