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This article was originally posted on Christianity Today, May 29, 2012. Despite the best efforts of Christian and Muslim revolutionaries, the first free presidential election in Egypt's history has resulted in an all-too-familiar choice: old regime vs. Islamists. The nation's Supreme Presidential...
During the past few days some groundless rumors held that General Ahmad Shafīq made it to the runoff round against the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Muhammad Mursī thanks to Copts’ votes.
The Egyptian Center for Human Rights (ECHR) expressed concerns over escalated “sectarian” statements by some leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its political wing the Freedom and Justice Party that Copts voted for Mubārak’s last prime minister, Ahmad Shafīq, in the first round of the...
Presidential hopeful Hamadīn Sabbāhī hasd stated that he will not accept the position of Vice President or any position other than that of president. He added that his chance of winning the election are 51 percent and that the runoff would be between him and one of the Islamic candidates. Read...
Presidential hopefuls and a number of public figures expressed their condolences and deep sorrow for the death of Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III. Namely, 'Amr Mūsá, Mansūr Hasan, Hamadīn Sabāhī, Dr. 'Abd al-Mun'im Abū al-Futūh and Hāzim Salāh Abū Isma'īl, Dr. Muhammad al-Barād'ī and Ahmad Shafīq...
As an American Christian in Egypt I find that I instinctively view events here through the following lens: Liberals are the good guys, Islamists are the bad guys, and the army is somewhere in between, perhaps neutral, perhaps not. Complicated times beg for simplistic narratives, and this one...
The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) inaugurated the new building of the MB party "Freedom and Justice" on May 21, 2011, in al-Muqattam. Each of both potential presidential candidate 'Amr Mūsá and Hamdīn Sabāhī, as well as 'Abd al-'Azīz Hijāzī, Rif'at al-Sa'īd, Sāmih 'Āshūr, Mahfūz 'Azām, Ambassador Rifā'...
Members of the Journalists´ Syndicate and intellectuals severely attacked U.S. attempts to penetrate the Arab media in general, and the Egyptian media in particular. They also censured the government for approving the publishing of newspapers that propagate American ideas, while it bans the...
The Muslim Brotherhood had their yearly iftar [breakfast in Ramadan] party last Sunday . A large number of political and media figures in Egypt were invited. Saad Eddin Ibrahim, president of the Ibn Khaldoun Center, appeared for the first time at a public occasion. He sat at the table of Ma’moun Al...
What the Brotherhood achieved in these elections arouses many questions. How were they able to win these 15 seats? How will they act in the parliament? Are they going to cause a clash in the parliament which they entered after exerting such a great effort? Will they exert an effort to issue a law...

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