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ʾAbū al-ʿAlā Māḍī was born in 1958 into a religious, Muslim family in Minia, Egypt. In 1996, he became the co-founder of Hizb al-Wasat (Center Party) which simultaneously signaled his break from the Muslim Brotherhood. The establishment of a political party with an Islamic background touches on a...
Until today arguments in Egypt rage about whether the removal of President Morsi was a coup d’état or not. For Morsi supporters the argument is clear: Morsi was the first elected president since 1952 and was removed by General al-Sisi on July 3, 2013. For Morsi opponents the argument is equally...
This report by Arab-West Report explains the context of the massive destruction of churches and Christian institutions in Egypt in August 2013.
These interviews were organized by Cornelis Hulsman and took place, the first, on March 25th with Cornelis Hulsman (CH), Jayson Casper (JC), and Diana Serodio (DS) attending; the second on April 8th with Diana Serôdio alone. These interviews were made in the context of us preparing a report on how...
The Coptic Orthodox Church would choose Coptic men of law to participate in the constituent assembly that would write a new constitution for Egypt but would exclude the clergy, a source at the papal office said on condition of anonymity. ['Abd al-Wahāb Sha'bān, al-Wafd, March 5, p. 3] Read text in...
Eng. Abū al-'Ilā Mādī, the president of al-Wasat Party, said in a rally in al-Minya governorate on September 24, 2011 that the party will provide the biggest Islamic project, adding that the Party's ideologies are: Islamic, civility and peace. He added that his party is not intending to ally with...
Engineer Salāh Hāshim, one of the founders of the Jamā'ah Islāmīyah (Islamic Group), said unity of the different factions and movements would furnish an opportunity for the Islamists to make it to power.
Abū al-‘Ilā Mādī, founding member of Ḥizb al-Wasaṭ, has said that Azhar Shaykh Ahmad Al-Tayīb is concerned only with the reform of the systems of Azhar, after Azhar called for an emergency meeting on the crisis of the so-called "ultra-constitutional principles". This came during a visit to the...
 A collection of political parties, with the majority being Islamic, have reached an agreement refusing the principles above the constitution and the constitutional proclamation, and put forward new principles.
A De-radicalization Conference was held on 2-3 December 2009 in the Golden Tulip Flamingo Hotel, Cairo. The conference was hosted by the Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Institute. About 12 papers were presented, mostly by Egyptians, but with contributions from Norway, Denmark and the United Kingdom. In...
Hamdī Rizq reports on a cleavage in the Muslim Brotherhood that started in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Beni Suef a few months ago.
The article discusses the Muslim Brotherhood’s new political platform.
The author is a member of the Brotherhood. His article is a study about the group that deals with the Brotherhood from inside and its relations with Islamic groups, political parties, the Egyptian regime and Islamic countries in the light of the US control of the world.
A religious state looms, as evident with the emergence of Muslim and Coptic religious parties.
Muḥammad Ḥijāzī’s conversion has sparked protests in both religious and social milieus; the issue has also affected the political situation. In a display of compassion for Ḥijāzī, a demonstration was held in Italy that called for greater respect of religious freedom in Egypt.
The article discusses the platform of the long-awaited Muslim Brotherhood party. When Dr. ‘Abd al-Mu‘tī Bayyūmī rejects the idea of establishing the Islamic Ummah, Sāmiḥ Fawzī refers to their trend to turn the basis of the political process from patriotic into sectarian.
The Egyptian authorities detained 22 Brotherhood members and charged them for making an effort to revive the activities of the banned group. The General Guide of the Brotherhood expressed his surprise at such detentions and said that nothing happened on the part of the Brotherhood to harm the...
The general counselor of the Brotherhood does not believe the government responded to their success in the recent parliamentary elections through the severe and unjustified verdict of the Military Court in the case of professional syndicates. Two Egyptian human rights organizations requested...
The long political history of the Muslim Brotherhood group shows that they have never changed their strategy and their view of the other [religion]. Their current backing for a Coptic candidate, in the elections, is a tactical move aimed at overcoming their racist public image, although the Copts...

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