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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...
Muḥammad Mahdī ʿĀkif was born in Daqahlīyah province, Egypt, in 1928. In 1940 Muḥammad Mahdī ʿĀkif became involved with the Muslim Brotherhood. In August 1954 he was arrested and stood trial on charges of helping in the escape of Major General ʿAbd al-Munʿim ʿAbd al-Ra'ūf, a top member of the army...
Muḥammad Ḥabīb was born in 1943 and holds the position of  First Deputy for the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Ḥabīb is part of the older generation of the Muslim Brotherhood. This older generation is usually considered to be very cautious about cooperating with the state. They...
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.
Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Mike Hammer said Washington would deal with “satisfaction” with Egyptian President Muhammad Mursī and the Muslim Brotherhood. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, July 29, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
Earlier this year, Egyptian Coptic intellectual Dr. Rafīq Samuel Habīb was named as the vice president of Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party -the newly founded p
A primary accusation against the Muslim Brotherhood is that it is two-faced in its politics. Within Arab contexts the organization, it is said, promotes a radical Islamist agenda, yet when addressing Western audiences its discourse becomes more moderate. A comprehensive answer to this charge is not...
My friend Tharwat al-Kharabāwī, a lawyer and former leading Muslim Brotherhood (MB) member, has recently given me his valuable book entitled Qalb al-Ikhwān...Mahākim al-Taftīsh or The heart of the Muslim Brotherhood...inquisition," a personal experience, considered a living testimony from a once...
A Palestinian shaykh from the city of Khān Yūnus has issued a fatwá calling for Egyptian troops on the Egypt-Gaza border to be killed if they resist any Palestinian overthrow of the border fence.
The article reviews a number of articles on the contested campaigns of members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group over the upcoming local council elections.
Although the banned Muslim Brotherhood group has been subjected to a massive security crackdown that resulted in the arrest of hundreds of its members and key figures, it has announced that it would run in the forthcoming elections for the local councils.

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