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As al-Majlis al-Mīllī [Coptic Orthodox Denominational Council] elections draw near, some Coptic figures, intellectuals and clergymen have criticized the church for interfering in the elections. Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria has been accused of favoring a circle of Copts close to him....
Verbal skirmishes took place between the Copts and Dr. Jamāl Nassār, the media advisor of the Muslim Brotherhood murshid [guide], after Nassār objected to canceling the religious identity from official papers.
Commenting on reported attempts by the Muslim Brotherhood to appease Egypt’s Copts, Coptic thinker Samīr Marqus has described the "banned” group’s dialogue with Copts as useless and of no practical value.
The writer presents a Copt’s perspective on the success of the Muslim Brotherhood in the 2005 elections and points out that electoral programs are supposed to be announced before the elections, something that the Muslim Brotherhood failed to do.
It is not acceptable to go along with the negative trends in a society under the pretext of maintaining stability, but what is needed is the modernization of society and a change in the way people think within the framework of citizenship.
The author accuses the paper of dealing with The Da Vinci Code in a superficial and non-scientific way. In a bid to dodge accusations that it attacked the beliefs of the Copts, the paper stated that it spoke about the western Catholic Church and the Vatican.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s unprecedented success in the recent parliamentary elections has raised fears over the future of the political process in Egypt. Kamāl Zākhir Mousa argues that Egypt’s major opposition group does not have a clear agenda for a civil state, in which all citizens enjoy the same...
A number of Coptic organizations in the West have urged Egypt’s Copts to withdraw from the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), in protest at the party’s recent stance against Copts during the parliamentary elections.
Coptic businessman and intellectual Kamāl Zākhir said that the church is not considering the profit-loss concept. Sometimes the church is making special activities for the youths and under the auspices of priests and in association with companies that provide finance.
Kamāl Zākhir Mousa stresses the need for reform within the Egyptian Orthodox Church, which, according to him, has started to take a more political rather than spiritual approach towards many issues related to the Egyptian Coptic community.


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