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The three major churches of Egypt condemned the statement of Khayrat Al-Shātir, MB’s Deputy Supreme Guide, and described it as an attempt to ignite inter-communal conflicts in Egypt. 
  Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān writes in Al-Watan that several Coptic organizations, among them “Copts without Restrictions,” “Copts for Egypt,’ and the movement “Civil Rights for Christians,” have announced that they will participate in the 24th of August demonstrations. Michael Munīr from the “Al-Hayāh”...
Hizb al-Hayāh (the Party of Life), headed by Michael Munīr, has announced its rejection of the constituent assembly for drafting the new Egyptian constitution, and that it has joined other Egyptian political parties in standing together to save the new constitution from danger.
Counselor Najīb Jabrā’īl, Chairman of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization, called on the church to withdraw from the constituent assembly drafting a new Egyptian constitution if a court ruling was not issued to dissolve it. “The text that makes the Azhar the only reference for the...
The activists who signed the statement said Clinton and other U.S. politicians who visited Cairo since the outbreak of the January 25 revolution held a series of meetings that betrayed their and the U.S. administration’s encouragement of political Islam groups while ignoring politicians from other...
The Egypt Copts Coalition and Coptic politicians said that Clinton’s visit aims at “dividing Egypt on a sectarian basis, which is rejected by the Egyptian people in general and the Copts in particular”. They added that the division started when she met Islamist Muslim Brotherhood and salafī figures...
Counselor Najīb Jabrā’īl, Chairman of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization, called on the church to withdraw from the constituent assembly drafting a new Egyptian constitution if a court ruling was not issued to dissolve it. “The text that makes the Azhar the only reference for the...
The constitution should be short, confined only to protecting basic rights and freedoms of individuals on one hand and setting the ways to practice power, including presidential terms in office, on the other, while any other issues should be entrusted to the law. [Hāzim al-Biblāwī, al-Ahrām, July...
Counselor Najīb Jabrā’īl, Chairman of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization, called on the church to withdraw from the constituent assembly drafting a new Egyptian constitution if a court ruling was not issued to dissolve it. “The text that makes the Azhar the only reference for the...
Meanwhile, the Shūrá Council’s Constitutional & Legislative Affairs Committee came up with a report on its vision regarding the chapters on freedoms, the rule of law and the state’s powers in the constitution, to be discussed on Tuesday (July 17) as a guiding approach. The committee proposed...
“The roundtable meeting invitation by the U.S. embassy in Cairo with Clinton was extended to Christian figures to discuss the status of Christians in Egypt. However, I, as an Egyptian politician, am ready to discuss issues of citizenship and human rights with Egyptians on national grounds but I...
The activists who signed the statement said Clinton and other U.S. politicians who visited Cairo since the outbreak of the January 25 revolution held a series of meetings that betrayed their and the U.S. administration’s encouragement of political Islam groups while ignoring politicians from other...
The Egypt Copts Coalition and Coptic politicians said that Clinton’s visit aims at “dividing Egypt on a sectarian basis, which is rejected by the Egyptian people in general and the Copts in particular”. They added that the division started when she met Islamist Muslim Brotherhood and salafī figures...
These names, however, did not appeal to Coptic youth coalitions who rejected nominations by any circles close to the papal seat, preferring former member of parliament ‘Imād Jād. There was a space of agreement between the two camps, though: refusing names like former MP Jamāl As’ad or Muslim...
Meanwhile, a group advocating the freedom of policemen to grow their beards sent a message to President Mursī, reminding him of his pledges during TV interviews during his presidential campaigning that he would allow beard growing inside the police establishment. “Mursī, by becoming president, has...
The Azhar Grand Shaykh’s office said Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb walked out of the ceremonies hosted by Cairo University on Saturday (June 30) on the occasion of president-elect Muhammad Mursī’s taking the constitutional oath of office out of his keenness on the dignity of the Azhar and its scholars....
The Cairo Criminal Court starts today (July 2) its first session in the trial of Michael ‘Ādil Najīb and Michael Mus’ad Shākir, the two defendants in the October 9 clashes outside the state radio & TV building in the area of Maspero, which left dozens of people killed or wounded. The examining...
As’ad refused the appointment of a Copt as vice president “just because he is a Copt,” adding this “could mark the beginning of the quota system in politics, which is not good”. He said that the appointment of a Coptic VP to express the problems facing Copts further entrenches the religious state...
These names, however, did not appeal to Coptic youth coalitions who rejected nominations by any circles close to the papal seat, preferring former member of parliament ‘Imād Jād. There was a space of agreement between the two camps, though: refusing names like former MP Jamāl As’ad or Muslim...
A source in the Coptic Orthodox Church revealed that ‘Abd al-Nūr and Marqus are the most likely candidates for the post, denying that the church interfered in naming some Coptic leaders for the position. “Reports that the church called for appointing Michael Meunir as vice president are totally...

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