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Islamist activists in Salafī forums lashed out at Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī, Deputy Chairman of the Salafī Daʿwah [Call] Movement, over a published photograph showing him hugging Bishop Būla of Ṭanṭā that some have even accused Burhāmī of loyalty to Copts.
During the symposium organized by the daily newspaper Ṣada al-Balad, Egyptian movie star Tāmir ʿAbd Al-Munʿim said that he very often visited the former President Mubarak to stand by him in his ordeal, stressing that he was brought up never to insult or disrespect an elderly person or to be...
Brotherhood Secretary General, Mahmūd Hussain, denied seeking the mediation of Sa`d al-Dīn Ibrahīm president of the Ibn-Khaldūn Center for reconciliation with the current Egyptian regime.
  Interviewer: Quinta Smit   Language of interview: Unknown (original interview), English (presented transcript)   Transcript: Quinta Smit   Approval: requested and no objection received   Nādir Bakkār, Spokesman of the Nūr-Party, explains what the term Islamist means to him and how Islam should in...
Saʿd al-Dīn Ibrāhīm was born in Mansūrah, Egypt in 1938. He has been a highly controversial figure in Egypt for many years because of his strong stance on civil society, democracy and minority rights. In 2000, Ibrāhīm attracted international attention when he was arrested by Egyptian security along...
Ayman Nūr is a strong proponent of liberal political reforms in Egypt as well as a strong profile on human rights. He has used his seat in parliament to carry out "investigations on everything from bread prices to torture." Only three months after establishing his new party, Ayman Nūr was stripped...
The year 2015 witnessed a number of initiatives and reconciliation attempts between the Muslim Brotherhood and the current regime in Egypt. However, the Egyptian Government did not respond to these initiatives, mainly because some of the initiators, despite declaring their good will, others...
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 interview was organized by Diana Serôdio and took place on February 23th 2013. It aimed at grasping George Masīḥa's perspective - as former Parliament and Constituent Assembly member - on the process through which the new Constitution came into being so it would be taken into account for a...
In a meeting with Dr. Amr Darrag ('Amr Darrāj), Secretary General of the Constituent Assembly, he mentioned that members of the Constituent Assembly signed texts after they had been agreed upon. Please see hereby a link to a document dated October 3, 2012, with the signatures of key members of the...
On February 20, 2013, Cornelis Hulsman, Diana Serodio, and Jayson Casper met with George Masīḥah to gain his perspective for an upcoming book Arab West Report will write on the crafting of the Egyptian constitution. Masīḥah is a member of al-Wafd Party and was added to the Constituent Assembly as a...
Transcript of an interview with Dr. Essam Al-Haddad on government efforts to stabilize the country since this is a pre-requisite to get Egypt out of its current economic difficulties. Thus questions addressed much repeated critiques on the Mursī administration.
Thousands of Christians and Muslims attended the ceremony to enthrone Bishop Tawāḍrus II as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shinūdā III, who passed away in March. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, Nov. 19, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
Egypt’s top census official revealed that Egyptian Christians are 5.130 million. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, Sept. 26, p. 2] Read original text in Arabic
  The Higher Commission for Elections today (April 17) decides the fate of the disqualified candidates for the presidency. On the 26th of April, the official list of candidates will be presented and on the same day the official begining of the election campaigns will be announced, being antedated...
A Salafī's crime against a Coptic citizen of Qena caused fear of further application of hadds by salafists. The Coptic man, Ayman Nūr, was subjected to an attack by salafists who cut one of his ears off in what was considered an appropriate punishment for his crime.
  In an escalating protesting from banned Muslim Brotherhood group against the parliament elections results, approximately a thousand of its members protested Sunday December 12, 2010 in front of the high court claiming a 'rigged' elections.   MB raised Mushafs and kept chanting "God Almighty..God...
This week’s articles correspond with the date of President Barack Obama’s inauguration and a number of articles tackle the issue of U.S-Egyptian relations. This relationship has taken a more complicated turn in the past week when the Egyptian government unexpectedly released the political dissident...
The article states that Ibrāhīm ‘Īsá’s presidential pardon is politically motivated and is an isolated incident of the Egyptian regime backtracking, rather than a step toward a wider leniency for other political prisoners.
Comments on Freedom House’s recent visit to Egypt.

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