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Egypt's National Council For Human Rights (NCHR) mourned the death of veteran journalist Muhammad Hassanein Haikal, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 92.
Egyptian columnist Muhammad Hassanein Haikal believes that sectarian strife would not rest until it ignites the entire Arab region, saying: “The sectarian crisis not only threatens the Arab Gulf, but is also rooted in Iraq and Lebanon, and the wars there had driven these countries into a civil war...
One must be cautious when writing about religious leaders, as they have mastered the art of speaking to an audience. Humans have a penchant for self-deception and self-justification; when mixed with religious language manipulation is easily manufactured, even if unintentionally advanced. People who...
Pope Shenouda III went into voluntary seclusion for a whole week at the Bishop Bīshūy Monastery in Wādī al-Natrūn allegedly in protest of the state security’s method of dealing with the ‘Umrāniyyah riots. Amīn says that for the first time ever, the Pope “threatened” that the Coptic blood shed in...
      CIDT’s Usāmah al-Ghazūlī analyzes a comparison between Pope Shenouda and former Coptic politician Makram ‘Ubayd…      
Tensions in Izbet Boushra received national and international media coverage following a clash on June 21, 2009 between Muslims and Christians over a church building. AWR visited Bishop Stephanous, responsible for the diocese in which Izbet Boushra is located, in August 2009. The Bishop then asked...
The key to encouraging people to respect other’s beliefs is education, believes Dr. Amīn Makram ‘Ubayd. According to him, state schools should promote the brotherhood of all citizens, not the followers of one religion above the others.   An ideal state school system should be non religious, but...
The article presents fears over the performance of the press.
Drs. Hulsman’s report discusses the state of past and present relations between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. The paper opens by giving information about Pope Shenouda III and the most important incidents that have taken place during his reign. The second half of the paper then looks at specific...
In an exclusive meeting with Ṣawt al-Ummah, Nāhid Mitwallī, a Muslim woman who converted to Christianity 17 years ago, speaks about the details of her conversion, her doctrinal and faithful background and the new issues in her case.
The author presents an overview of the Egyptian presidents’ attitude about building churches. He also writes comments on the recently held reconciliation session following al-‘Ayyāṭ incidents.
The Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Egypt started in 1964 as an imitation of the British Center for Strategic Studies in London. The center, famous for its numerous communist members, now seems to be a collection of all political trends, including the Muslim Brotherhood.
This press review presents a summary of a series of articles published in Rose al-Yūsuf. Hānī Labīb writes about the history of the relationship between the pope as the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, and the president of the Republic of Egypt from the mandate of Jamāl ‘Abd al-Nāsir until the...
Dr. ‘Ātif al-‘Irāqī highlights that secularism has become a dubious term both in the Arab and Egyptian communities. He prefers to be described as “enlightened” rather than “secular.”
Ibrāhīm Sa‘dah denounces the Takfīr of Rose al- Yūsuf, and highlights what he calls some “unjust” issues in the thesis of the Azhar researcher, calling on Azhar scholars and parliament members to take a positive role in defending intellectuals and education from unjust Takfīr.
Nassār ‘Abd Allāh refers to the new discoveries he has made after re-reading Najīb Mahfūz’s novel ‘Awlād Hāritnā.’
Subtitles:- I never play with my words or dress them up, I just take care of everything.- America feels easy at heart with some Islamic tendencies. It even defends their interests.- The security system will not stand still towards violence.- I am not an Islamic writer, but a Muslim writer.- Wearing...
Subtitles:Abdel Nasser did not differentiate in nationalizing Coptic or Islamic capitalNo single Copt was in the highest positions of the Front of the Liberal Officers. The only Copt was in the second lineAbdel Nasser joined the priests and hit secularismThe revolutionaries were the first to...
Subtitles: Ibn Khaldoun Center sets a sectarian mutiny ablaze in Egypt. A call for federal Coptic rule, and to arm all minorities in the Arab world. The UN charter about minorities, an outset to the crumbling colonization plan in the area. El-Sha’ab of July 18, accuses Dr. Saad el-Din...

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