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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...
Coptic circles have been lately preoccupied with the figure to be vice president, comparing some effective names like incumbent Minister of Tourism Munīr Fakhrī ‘Abd al-Nūr, thinker and political researcher Samīr Marqus, activist Michael Meunir and former lawmaker Georgette Qillīnī. [‘Abd al-Wahāb...
Dr. Muhammad Mursī took the constitutional oath before the general assembly of the Supreme Constitutional Court at its headquarters in the southern Cairo suburb of al-Ma’ādī on Saturday (June 3) to become the first president of Egypt after the January 25, 2012 revolution. [Author Not Mentioned, al-...
Egyptian churches on Friday (June 29) held a mass to pray for the new president, Muhammad Mursī, and ask God to bestow on him wisdom to take the right decision. [‘Imād Khlīl and ‘Amr al-Shaykh, al-Misrī al-Yawm, June 30, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic

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