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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...
Scholars of the Azhar said the appointment of a Coptic vice president is permissible in Islam as long as this step would maintain the interests of the nation and the people, citing examples of Christian officials serving in Islamic caliphate countries. [Marwah al-Bashīr, al-Ahrām, July 12, p. 35]...
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 reaction taking place now on the political arena in Egypt about the rise of political Islam even to the Presidency of the Republic requires monitoring and analysis, especially for some reactions by Christian Egyptian trends. I think that the clear example of this case now is the debate over...
The crisis over Article II of an expected Egyptian Constitution is about to be settled as salafī members of the constituent assembly announced their agreement that the principles of Islamic sharī’ah would be the main source of legislation but asked for including an explanation of the word ‘...
As the repercussions of the presidential battle, settled by Muslim Brotherhood candidate Dr. Muhammad Mursī, powerfully backed by Salafī groups, are not over yet, a new crisis between the Brotherhood and Salafists is looming in the horizon over the civil aspect of the state and Article II of the...
  What is the status of Christian Egyptian citizens under the rule of Dr. Muhammad Mursī, Egypt’s new president? And, by extension, what is the status of Christian Egyptian citizens under the rule of the Guide, Dr. Muhammad Badī’? Given that Dr. Mursī belongs mainly to the Muslim Brotherhood and...

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