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  Interviewers: Quinta Smit, Eline Kasanwidjojo   Language of interview: Arabic not mentioned (original interview), English (presented transcript)   Interpreter: ʿAmr Sharīf   Transcript: not mentioned   Approval: Approved by interviewee     Interview with ʿAlī Khafāgī, Secretary General of the...
In March 2007, a referendum changed several articles of the Egyptian Constitution.
We often hear about the radical statements and fatwás of Muslims and about uncompromising Christian or secular activists who can appeal to populist sentiments and mistrust of the ‘other’.
This meeting took place in the headquarters of the Freedom and Justice Party opposite the Ministry of Interior on December 11, 2012, only days before the referendum on December 15.  This report has been approved by the SGP delegation and Dr. Walīd al-Haddād in a second meeting of Diana Serôdio with...
On December 10, an SGP delegation met with Coptic Orthodox Bishop Musa about the draft Constitution and the place of Christians in Egypt. Michael Burslem did the language editing of this text and placed some comments. This text was sent to the SGP delegation for approval. Bishop Mūsā, however,...
Islamic preacher Yūsuf al-Badrī sparked extreme discontent in literary and cultural circles after his remarks in a TV show a couple of days ago in which he called for destroying “all statues and idols in Egypt as a religious duty over fears people might return to paganism”. [Muná Yāsīn, al-Misrī...
Coptic thinker Rafīq Habīb said the war being waged by the secularist powers and elite on the Muslim Brotherhood and its Freedom and Justice Party, Islamist parties and the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt are all battles against the Islamic identity, the same thing that...
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius refused the Salafī Front’s accusations against Bishop Serapion of Los Angeles of involvement in the film denigrating the Prophet Muḥammad, stressing that the church has been in the forefront of parties that criticized the movie. [...
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...

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