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Observers and intellectuals of Egypt are still leading wide-ranging discussions concerning the proposed constitutional amendments. While the Muslim Brotherhood seems to reject citizenship, other observers consider it the cornerstone in building democracy and political systems. Many observers still...
Shock shrouded political circles in Egypt after Abd al-Halim Qandil, the Executive Editor-in-Chief of al-Arabi newspaper, the mouthpiece of the opposition Nasserite Party, was kidnapped, beaten and left stark naked on the Cairo-Suez desert highway on the dawn of November 2, 2004. Hundreds of public...
For three consecutive issues, Rose al-Youssef devoted a special file for comments on the Egyptian identity under a general title ?Egypt is First and Before All.? Part of the file is three interviews with poet and writer Ahmed Abdel-Mo’ti Hegazi. Among his comments on the effects of Arab nationalism...
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights objects to the airing of ?Knight Without a Horse.? It asks the Arab TV channels airing it to announce that the ?Protocols of the Elders of Zion? are fabricated. Some writers are against the dramatic treatment of historical facts in the series. The court of...
The spokesman of the Coptic Orthodox Church declares that the Coptic problem does not lie in article two of the Constitution, but in the manner in which this article can be applied or interpreted. Justice implies specifying Islamic Sharī‘ah as “a” main source of legislation rather than “the” main...
Egyptian security forces recently launched a massive drive against leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, since group-related students gave a military style rally in the Azhar University a few months ago [AWR, week 51, 2006, article 26]. Members of the group say that the crackdown aims at removing the...
The history of Saint Shenouda’s establishment of the Egyptian national church.
Jamāl Badawī stresses the importance of being aware of the danger that threatens the national unity of Egypt under the mask of international calls for justice and prosperity.
The author talks about his feeling in seeing the pope in good health attending President Mubarak’s speech at the People’s Assembly, and sitting side by side to the Shaykh of the Azhar, Muhammad al- Tantāwī, as an indication of “national unity.”
The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi told the Editor-in-Chief of Asharq al-Awsat that he was not that stupid to attack Islam and the Islamic civilization and that Islām was a great religion. Still, many articles in this week’s papers criticized his statements about the Western...

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