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Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back with fury’ (Berlin 1972).
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius sent a legal memorandum to the Administrative Court exhorting it to turn down all lawsuits against his appointment and cancellation of the papal elections. [Author Not Mentioned, Rose al-Yūsuf newspaper, Oct. 28, p. 3] Read text in...
Representatives of 40 movements and parties and a number of Maspero youths’ families on Sunday (October 7) threatened to “internationalize” the issue of the Maspero protesters killing before the International Criminal Court (ICC) to sue Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī, the former Chairman of...
‘Āsim, an attorney, filed the first lawsuit against Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī, former Minister of Defense, accusing him of killing protesters in the incidents at Maspero, Muhammad Mahmūd, the Cabinet building, and the massacres in Port Said and al-‘Abbāsīyah.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which was toppled by the Muslim Brotherhood, used to have the right of legislation in accordance with the complementary constitutional declaration and also had the powers to change and even replace the constituent assembly writing a new constitution for...
A military source has stated that there is no truth in reports that there have been negative reactions toward the changes that have taken place in leading positions in the armed forces, particularly as there had been coordination and consultation [with the armed forces regarding these changes.
The Egyptian President Muhammad Mursī, has issued major decisions considered by many to be revolutionary.
It was eight years ago, precisely on October 9, 2011, that the predominantly Coptic crowd, protesting an attack on a church in Aswan, was attacked by unknown assailants. When military and security forces intervened, they turned their ammunition and armored personal carriers (APCs)on the...
On the other hand, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb walked out of the ceremonial hall of Cairo University held over Mursī’s inauguration as president in protest after he was asked to leave his seat on the first row to sit in the second. Tayīb’s seat was taken by Speaker of the dissolved...
Meanwhile, signs of a new crisis between Muslim and Christian clerics members of the constitution-drafting panel emerged over Article II that currently reads as “…the principles of the Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation,” over attempts to remove the word principles. Representatives...
Ahmad al-Iskandarānī, the spokesman for the Building and Development Party of the al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group), said the Jamā’ah backpedaled on insistence on the text in the new constitution that the rulings of the Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation, adding the wording...
On the other hand, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb walked out of the ceremonial hall of Cairo University held over Mursī’s inauguration as president in protest after he was asked to leave his seat on the first row to sit in the second. Tayīb’s seat was taken by Speaker of the dissolved...
Ahmad al-Iskandarānī, the spokesman for the Building and Development Party of the al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group), said the Jamā’ah backpedaled on insistence on the text in the new constitution that the rulings of the Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation, adding the wording...
Meanwhile, signs of a new crisis between Muslim and Christian clerics members of the constitution-drafting panel emerged over Article II that currently reads as “…the principles of the Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation,” over attempts to remove the word principles. Representatives...
Constitution experts said the president of the republic, as a result of the complementary constitutional declaration, will be lacking some powers and competences, suggesting set steps to fine-tune his work as an elected president. The experts said the president, right after he takes the...
In a symbolic military parade in the Central Zone in al-Hāykstib area, the armed forces on Saturday (June 30) officially handed over power to Mursī as the first elected non-military president in sixty years. The ceremony was attended by Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and Chairman of the...
After the oath-taking ceremony, Mursī hailed in a speech the Supreme Constitutional Court and its members and said that Egypt today is a modern, civil, national and constitutional state, reiterating respect for the judicial and legislative powers. “I will undertake my role to guarantee the...
On the other hand, Minister of Awqāf (Endowments) Muhammad ‘Abd al-Fadīl al-Qūsī underlined the importance of providing all forms scholarly support for a Pakistani judicial delegation that will visit Cairo on June 13 to get abreast of Egypt’s experiment of entrenching a culture of moderation and...
On the other hand, Minister of Awqāf (Endowments) Muhammad ‘Abd al-Fadīl al-Qūsī underlined the importance of providing all forms scholarly support for a Pakistani judicial delegation that will visit Cairo on June 13 to get abreast of Egypt’s experiment of entrenching a culture of moderation and...
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces gave political powers and parties 48 hours to agree on key standards to form a constitution-drafting panel as a meeting held by SCAF Chairman Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī on Tuesday (June 5) with politicians saw differences over issuance of a...

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