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Penetrating the Coptic boycott against Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate Muhammad Mursī for the first time, two envoys of Bishops Bula and Armiyā, one of them a businessman, held a secret meeting with Secretary General of the group’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) ‘Isām al-‘Iryān. [...
  In a fierce verbal attack, Mahmūd al-Ghizlān, spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), accused presidential candidate Ahmad Shafīq of lying and representing the old, bloodstained regime. He totally rejected Shafīq's comments about the MB and its candidate Muhammad Mursī, denouncing them as “...
The headlines in the West will read, ‘Mubārak sentenced to life imprisonment.’ They may also say, ‘Egyptians take to the street in protest.’ Confused? Unless one reads more deeply the obvious connection must be that protestors wanted his head, literally. The reality is rather simple, just not...
Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod, severely criticized Cornelis Hulsman, Editor-in-Chief of the electronic news bulletin Arab-West Report (AWR), over the latter’s last week interview with al-Watan newspaper in which he accused the senior clergyman of being "sectarian”. [...
Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) candidate for the presidency Muhammad Mursī said Copts, like any other Muslim, are first class citizens, noting “this is not a gift I offer to Copts but I am only stressing the rights of Christians as well as Muslims”. [Āyah ‘Āmir, al-Shurūq al-...
Leaders of Orthodox and Catholic churches in Alexandria said the court rulings sentencing former president Husnī Mubārak and his interior minister Habīb al-‘Ādlī to life in prison were “fair and deterrent”. [Rajab Ramadān, al-Misrī al-Yawm, June 3, p. 10] Read original text in Arabic
Presidential candidate Ahmad Shafīq, former prime minister, lashed out at his rival Muhammad Mursī, candidate of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) at a a press conference. Shafīq said that he would save Egypt from chaos and religious ideologies, upholding the civil character of the state based on...
This article was originally posted on Christianity Today, May 29, 2012. Despite the best efforts of Christian and Muslim revolutionaries, the first free presidential election in Egypt's history has resulted in an all-too-familiar choice: old regime vs. Islamists. The nation's Supreme Presidential...
During the past few days some groundless rumors held that General Ahmad Shafīq made it to the runoff round against the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Muhammad Mursī thanks to Copts’ votes.
The Egyptian Center for Human Rights (ECHR) expressed concerns over escalated “sectarian” statements by some leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its political wing the Freedom and Justice Party that Copts voted for Mubārak’s last prime minister, Ahmad Shafīq, in the first round of the...

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