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The Egyptian Security Apparatus arrested Layla Sayf, mother of political activist ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ, her daughter Munā Sayf, and her sister Dr. Ahdāf Suwayf, in addition to Dr. Rabbāb al-Mahdī, assistant professor of political science at American University. On Wednesday, the four women...
Throughout his life, AWR friend Henk Glimmerveen (1923-2020) showed that engaged citizens can make a difference.
Dr. Hishām al-Hamāmī comments on the Churches' withdrawal in an article entitled: "Who will the Copts choose: Jesus called 'the Christ' or the thief called Barrabas"? In his article, al-Hamāmī compares the Copts protesters against the 'Islamic national' movement with the gentiles who chose to...
Al-Misrīyūn reports, that Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II had contacted Dr. Muhammad al-Barād’ī, head of al-Dustūr Party, and Hamdīn Sabbāhī, former Egyptian presidential candidate, in order to “coordinate the stance of the Church with that of the opposition” after the dialogue meeting that...
al-Barād'ī, head of the Constitutional Party and Coordinator of the National Salvation Front, stated in a post on his Twitter account that the bloody events at the Presidential Palace indicated the death of the Constitutional declaration and the Constitutional referendum and the government’s...
The Socialist Popular Alliance Party announced its rejection of a policy of imposing a status quo by force, warning that this could lead to civil war.
Hishām Abāzah, a leading member of the Jihād movement, said that he was an eye witness to events outside the Presidential Palace yesterday (Dec. 6), and claimed that supporters of President Mursī were provoked and attacked by a small number of protestors participating in the sit-in outside the...
Thousands of members of the Muslim brotherhood attended the funerals of three (of their martyrs who died in clashes outside the Presidential Palace on Wednesday (December 5) night. The wife of one of the men, Muhammad Khalaf, accused a Copt of killing her husband, saying that eyewitnesses had...
During the symposium organized by the daily newspaper Ṣada al-Balad, Egyptian movie star Tāmir ʿAbd Al-Munʿim said that he very often visited the former President Mubarak to stand by him in his ordeal, stressing that he was brought up never to insult or disrespect an elderly person or to be...
In a precedent inside the first parliament after the January 25 revolution, Salafī MP Mamdūh Ismā’īl stunned all fellow lawmakers when he recited the azān (Muslim call for prayers) for the ‘asr (afternoon) inside the People’s Assembly hall during debates. Parliament Speaker Sa’d al-Katātnī...

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