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Firebrand preacher Wajdī Ghunaym lashed out at the opponents of President Muhammad Mursī, dubbing them as "rats and cockroaches that live in infamy and dirt". "Those who are called the elite are nothing but like barking dogs and know nothing about democracy or that parties may be legitimately...
The Coptic Orthodox Church's Holy Synod met under acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius on Wednesday (July 4) to exchange views about the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt. Several Synod members expressed concern because "current members of the committees in the constitution-...
Meanwhile, a deadline for the voter registration committee on papal election in the Coptic Orthodox Church expires on Tuesday (July 10) as the final lists will be handed over to acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-Wafd, July 8, p. 3] Read text in Arabic
Acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius said on Saturday (July 7) that the church is still concerned over the activities of the constituent assembly and fears that an Egyptian constitution expressive only of a certain group or another with no regard to the rest of the people would be issued. Bishop...
The constituent assembly committees on Saturday (July 7) started sessions to hear representatives of political groups to explore their visions and suggestions for the new constitution. The committees heard members of the Revolution Youths Union, including its executive office members Muhammad al-...
Dr. Wahīd ‘Abd al-Majīd, the official spokesman for the constituent assembly, said Article II has not been officially discussed inside the relevant committee on mainstays of the society or the general sessions in the assembly. [Ahmad Fathī, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, July 8, p. 5] Read original text in...
Some are depicting the sharī’ah as if it is sheer penal code but it eventually acts like a security fence protecting the society, the people and the nation in accordance with controls not like any other controls included in any given man-made laws. [Yusrī Hammād, al-Misrī al-Yawm, July 8, p. 17] ...
Scholars from the Azhar attacked demands by al-Nūr to add the phrase “the four Islamic doctrines” to Article II, noting the people asking for this addition “have flawed understanding of the Islamic sharī’ah”. Former Muftī of the Republic Dr. Nasr Farīd Wāsil, a representative of the Azhar on the...
“The center, concerned with Coptic affairs, emphasizes that the elected president is one of all Egyptians and that ballot boxes bring about legitimacy and this is must be respected by everyone as this is the one of the most important rules of democracy,” said ECDSHR Chairman Joseph Malāk. The...
Al-Azhar appealed in a message to Mursī to be president of all Egyptians and to always remember that he is responsible for the protection of all their rights by respecting equality and citizenship and working on solving the pressing problems suffered by the people, Muslims and Christians alike. [...

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