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Today’s overview tackles controversial statements by the former chief of the Muslim Brotherhood group, Muhammad Mahdī ‘Ākif in which he said that the MB will dominate the presidency, ministries embassies and all the state institutions and will also ikhwānize the people.
[Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the Egyptian Constitution reads, “Islam is the official religion of the state, Arabic its official language and the principles of Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation”. Salafists seek removing the word ‘principles’ or replacing it with the word ‘...
[Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the Egyptian Constitution reads, “Islam is the official religion of the state, Arabic its official language and the principles of Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation”. Salafists seek removing the word ‘principles’ or replacing it with the word ‘...
Dr. Safwat al-Bayādī, the head of the CopticEvangelicalChurch in Egypt, called on the general Evangelical council and heads of Evangelical synods to meet on Friday (July 13) to exchange views on the current developments and Article II of the Constitution. [Husnī Mīlād, al-Akhbār, July 11, p. 10] ...
Dr. Safwat al-Bayādī, the head of the CopticEvangelicalChurch in Egypt, called on the general Evangelical council and heads of Evangelical synods to meet on Friday (July 13) to exchange views on the current developments and Article II of the Constitution. [Husnī Mīlād, al-Akhbār, July 11, p. 10] ...
[Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the Egyptian Constitution reads, “Islam is the official religion of the state, Arabic its official language and the principles of Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation”. Salafists seek removing the word ‘principles’ or replacing it with the word ‘...
Dr. Safwat al-Bayādī, the head of the CopticEvangelicalChurch in Egypt, called on the general Evangelical council and heads of Evangelical synods to meet on Friday (July 13) to exchange views on the current developments and Article II of the Constitution. [Husnī Mīlād, al-Akhbār, July 11, p. 10] ...
The Freedom and Justice Part, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, is facing a predicament inside the constituent assembly drafting a new Egyptian constitution over the salafists’ insistence that Article II must be amended by removing the word ‘principles’ or replacing it with the word ‘...
[Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the Egyptian Constitution reads, “Islam is the official religion of the state, Arabic its official language and the principles of Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation”. Salafists seek removing the word ‘principles’ or replacing it with the word ‘...
Meanwhile, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb said the current fuss over Article II of the Constitution and has been subject to argument in the media is violation of the top Sunni establishment’s opinion and the points approved in the Azhar Document. “The Azhar, out of its legitimate,...
The session saw intensive presence by members of the Muslim Brotherhood that Counselor Māhir al-Buhayrī, President of the Supreme Constitutional Court, called the session to end three times over squabbles and clashes among the lawyers. [Khālid Abū al-‘Izz, al-Ahrām, July 11, p. 1] Read text in...
The leaders of the three churches appealed to all Egyptians – Muslims and Christians – to go to the polling stations and play their part in shaping the political future of Egypt. [‘Imād Khalīl, Hamdī Qāsim and Yāsir Shimīs, al-Misrī al-Yawm, June 17, p. 10] Read original text in Arabic
The Administrative Judiciary Court on Tuesday (June 19) is looking into a case to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood group, filed by lawyer Shihātah Muhammad Shihātah, who said that on July 5, 2002 the law on NGOs was enacted and obliged all associations, including the Muslim Brotherhood, to legalize...
The leaders of the three churches appealed to all Egyptians – Muslims and Christians – to go to the polling stations and play their part in shaping the political future of Egypt. [‘Imād Khalīl, Hamdī Qāsim and Yāsir Shimīs, al-Misrī al-Yawm, June 17, p. 10] Read original text in Arabic
“What is of importance to us in the Egyptian church is the stability of the nation and the person capable of achieving the ambitions of our great people,” he said. [Husnī Mīlād and Fāyzah al-Janbīhī, al-Akhbār, June 17, p. 10] Read original text in Arabic
Acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius said the church is not taking sides in the presidential election, adding Egyptians must be free to choose whoever they believe is good for the nation. Bishop Pachomius made the remarks while he was casting his vote on Saturday (June 16) in Damanhūr, the capital...
Muftī of the Republic Dr. ‘Alī Jum’ah said Egypt is ushering in a new stage of its history that requires everyone to stand hand in hand for the sake of its progress. “All Egyptians must accept whatever the ballot boxes brings and the next president must fulfill his pledges to achieve the hopes of...
“Egypt is a democracy. We all have to welcome the results and cooperate for the re-building of Egypt,” said Tayīb, adding persons who boycott the runoff round have wronged their own nation. [‘Abd al-Jalīl Muhammad and ‘Amr ‘Alā’ al-Dīn, al-Akhbār, June 17, p. 10] Read original text in Arabic
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, who cast his vote in a ballot station in Heliopolis, called on all Egyptians to participate in the presidential election in a free and fair process. [Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khāliq, al-Ahrām, June 17, p. 3] Read text in Arabic
Security agencies arrested 22 persons carrying Palestinian, Syrian and Jordanian passports, including nine who entered Egypt illegally, in the cities of Rafah, Port Said and al-Ismailia, while the search is on for a number of Palestinians who infiltrated into Egypt. Security sources revealed that...

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