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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.
Hammer said U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s planned visit was an indication that Egypt “is moving in a positive direction, and can begin to stimulate tourism and investment, to advance a successful democracy and ensure respect for the rights of all individuals.” Hammer also stated that...
On the other hand, Egypt expressed “grave concerns” about sectarian violence that erupted between a Rohingya Muslim minority and a Rakhaine Buddhist majority in Myanmar, which left houses, shops and mosques razed, dozens on either side killed and more than 90,000 citizens rendered homeless. Foreign...
In another development, the Kafr al-Zayyāt Appellate Court of Misdemeanor sentenced an Egyptian Shiite Muslim to one year in jail and for slandering the sahābah (companions of the Prophet Muhammad) and desecrating a mosque in the area. A first-instance court had sentenced Muhammad ‘Asfūr to three...
Meanwhile, Counselor Munsif Sulaymān, a representative of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the constituent assembly writing a new constitution for Egypt, said there is nothing that should justify protests by the Maspero Youth Union, adding matters are going very normal inside the panel. Several Union...
Four from the makwagī’s family members were arrested and remanded in custody pending investigation while search is on for five members of the electrician’s family in Dahshūr, located 60 kilometers away from Cairo. [Ahmad ‘Abd al-Latīf, al-Misrī al-Yawm, July 29, p. 19] Read original text in Arabic
Clashes between two Muslim and Christian families in the village of Dahshūr, al-Badrashīn, Giza, toned down after a thick security presence in the area. The unrest began after a Christian makwagī (a person ironing clothes in a shop in Egypt for a living) called Sāmih Sāmī Yūsuf burnt the shirt of a...
Muslim Brotherhood Murshid (Guide) underscored support for projects and programs of President Dr. Mursī on the street very strongly, calling for paying no attention to “those who only hinder progress and cause frustration”. “The presidency is totally independent and the Muslim Brotherhood does not...
Prime Minister-designate Hishām Qandīl said he briefed the president on the outcome of consultations during the past few days and meetings with 40 figures specialized in all walks of life to reach a final shape of a new government. “I will announce the final lineup of the government on Thursday (...
Hammer said U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s planned visit was an indication that Egypt “is moving in a positive direction, and can begin to stimulate tourism and investment, to advance a successful democracy and ensure respect for the rights of all individuals.” Hammer also stated that...

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