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Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
The issue of Copts’ population was raised in a very exciting different way, particularly in this timing, considering the fact that the powers that be in Egypt have been neglecting this topic since the times of former Presidents Muḥammad Anwar al-Sādāt and Muḥammad Ḥusnī Mubārak. 
Shaykh Ahmad al-Mahallāwī, an Islamic preacher who was in prison during late President Anwar al-Sādāt's time, lashed out at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and accused her of driving a wedge between Muslims and Copts. He made the remarks after Clinton’s statements that the United States...
After a long political career spent in both military and political service, one of the Free Officers, Khalid Muḥyī al-Dīn today passed away. In 1976 he founded Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (the Nationalist Progressive Unionist Party), one of the most prominent of the Egyptian parties of the Left, following the...
Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
“Oh Egypt, you are the pulse of my heart, and I love you deeply. If I were taken away from you, even if only for a while, I would suffer agony.” These were the words with which late Pope Shinūda III described his love for Egypt, his homeland; poem verses written by a great theologian and man of...
Like today, the internationally renowned Egyptian singer Umm Kulthūm was born (1898). She has been a significant influence on Egyptian musicians and beyond. Not only was she a musician, but an ambassador of the Arab world as she represented herself and her country throughout her life.
Arab women have shown that women play a decisive role in revolutionary events. In Egypt women have been participating actively in the revolution, in the same way that they played an active role in the revolutions of January 25 and June 30, winning great respect because of the wonderful model they...
Usāmah Bin Lādin sought his advice, and Muḥammad Mursī spared no effort to free him from the US prison. Many people probably do not know `Umar `Abd al-Raḥmān, who died on Saturday evening in a USA prison, but everyone knows the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the United Nations...
Thirty-eight years ago, on a brown table with gold edges in a government hall in the heart of the U.S. capital, Washington D.C., President Anwar al-Sādāt was signing the peace treaty with the Israeli entity on the 26th of March, 1976. With this, he signed off on a reality that has yet to...
The simultaneous bombing of the churches in Alexandria and in Ṭanṭā shocked everyone who is aware of the evil plan to attack Egypt through murder. For the war against terrorism has been raging on in Sinai for years and the Egyptian army has been thoroughly outworn as a result.
If Egypt has one thing to be proud of amidst all these failures and losses that it has been experiencing, then it should be proud of this national unity between Egyptian Muslims and Copts. 
I witnessed the events of sectarian strife in al-Zawya al-Ḥamrā’on this day, June 17, in 1981. I saw with my own eyes the state of terrible chaos that included killing and the looting of jewellers’ shops, and I saw a building in fire, crumbling to the ground.  I was in my second year of university...
The Arab countries, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrayn, and Egypt have issued a joint statement on Friday morning, naming 59 people and twelve entities, 26 of them Egyptian, accused of terror actions. The statement included a list of wanted people, among them was Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, who...
  The birth of Dr. Mīlād Ḥannā in Shubrā neighbourhood has had a great impact on him, like all of the sons of the ancient Egyptian neighbourhood, Christians and Muslims [alike].
  Al-Sādāt is the primary person responsible for planting and sponsoring the roots of discrimination in Egypt, but Mubārak is responsible for preserving al-Sādāt’s formula for maintaining religious and sectarian tensions in the country and manipulating them politically.
  There is sort of an agreement between Egyptian authors and thinkers that what occurs in Egypt with respect to Copts can not be described as persecution. There is a degree of disagreement after that regarding the accurate description of the current reality. There are those that see discrimination...
After decades of calm relations between Egypt’s Muslims and Christians, discord had reared its head once again after ‘the religious president’ – referring to Anwar al-Sādāt famous slogan “I am a Muslim president who rules a Muslim country” – had decided to flirt with the Islamists, including the...
The bombings of several churches yesterday raised a few important questions about the lives of Christians in Egypt… How do they live?... How do they perform their rituals? How do they celebrate their holidays?... What is the nature of the societal relationship between the two wings of the Egyptian...

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