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Dr. Nājih Ibrāhīm, a member of the al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) Shūrá Council, said the Egyptian society is not read now for the implementation of the Islamic sharī’ah, urging the people in power to seek socio-political justice and public freedoms. [Munīr Adīb, al-Misrī al-Yawm, July 5,...
Egypt’s top court on Tuesday (July 10) overruled a decision by President Muhammad Mursī to reinstate the dissolved People’s Assembly, the lower house of the Egyptian two-chamber parliament. [Khālid Abū al-‘Izz, al-Ahrām, July 11, p. 1] Read text in Arabic
The Muslim Brotherhood is a difficult subject to tackle. Some of this is the fault of others – there appears to be significant bias against them in many quarters. Some of this is their own fault – they are a closed organization accountable to no government oversight.  
The Muslim Brotherhood made strongly-worded statements during the past few hours after the Supreme Constitutional Court handed down rulings striking down the political disenfranchisement law, thus allowing Mubārak’s last prime minister, Ahmad Shafīq, to continue in the runoff round against the MB’s...
[Editor-in-chief Cornelis Hulsman: we received this analysis from a friend of Arab-West Report. It is an interesting analysis but I do not fully agree and made my remarks in the text below.
Egypt is preparing itself for the second round of presidential elections on June 16 and 17 with two remaining candidates: Ahmad Shafīq and Muhammad Mursī. These two candidates reflect a great division one sees in Egypt, between Islamists (Mursī) and those opposed to Islamists (Shafīq). The choice...
Presidential candidate Ahmad Shafīq said Christians are full partners in the nation, pledging if he won the elections, he would choose a highly-efficient Christian woman as vice president to cover religion and sex in the same time. [Ashraf Sharaf and Sarhān Sinnārah, al-Akhbār, May 16, p. 5] Read...
The Muslim Brotherhood set Egyptian politics ablaze with their decision to nominate their chief financier, Khairat al-Shātir, for the presidency. All political groups recognize the right of the group to do so but many have criticized them harshly, recalling their promise from early in the...
The condition of Egypt is quietly very concerning these days. I say quietly for two reasons. First, in terms of the Western audience, most is slipping under the radar. Second, in terms of Egypt, the nation waits for presidential elections, and the areas of concern are easily ignored if no attention...

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