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In politics, spin is inevitable. But in times of great political struggle spin is often transformed into misrepresentation. In Egypt these days, as seen in the press, the Muslim Brotherhood is spun virtually into a dervish. Consider first this article from al-Akhbar, ‘Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood...
Former presidential candidate Hamdīn Sabbāhī sent a message to Egyptian Christians asking them not to pack up and leave their homeland after the rate of emigration by Egyptians, particularly Copts, has been reportedly on the rise this month. [Mahmūd Kāmil and Bahā’ al-Mahdī, al-Akhbār, July 19, p...
Representatives of Christian denominations and some Sufi Muslim leaders met several times to discuss ways to promote moderate ideologies in the society, disseminate the culture of acceptance of others and advance the rule of law, lawyer Amīr Ramzī revealed. [Ahmad al-Sa’dāwī, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd,...
Members of the Shūrá Council pre-empted the Administrative Court session by resigning from the Constituent Assembly. President Muhammad Mursī approved law 97 of year 2012, concerning the criteria of the Constituent Assembly line-up, which parliament accepted before its dissolution.
The Coptic Orthodox Church welcomed traveling with President Muhammad Mursī to Ethiopia to contribute to the efforts to settle the River Nile water crisis if it received an official invitation to this effect. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, July 13, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic
[Editor: Jayson Casper attended this Coptic demonstration on July 14]Traditionally, it is the Copts who look to America for support of their minority rights. With the Muslim Brotherhood now in the presidency, though not in full power, some Copts wonder if the United States is switching sides.The...
Human Rights First on Saturday (July 14) urged U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to put the issue of enhancing Egyptian women’s rights on her agenda of talks with Egyptian President Muhammad Mursī. [Basmah al-Mahdī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, July 15, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic
In both his presidential campaign and inaugural addresses, President Muhammad Mursī has assured the world of Egypt’s commitment to peace. Yet in the run-up to the final election on June 14, the Muslim Brotherhood published an Arabic article calling this commitment into question.
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,...
That was fast. After only one week in office, President Mursī has picked his first fight – he issued a decree to reinstate the dissolved parliament. Shortly before the run-off election the Supreme Constitutional Court ruled parliament to be unconstitutional based on procedural grounds, and the...

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