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Egypt is preparing itself for the second round of presidential elections on June 16 and 17 with two remaining candidates: Ahmad Shafīq and Muhammad Mursī. These two candidates reflect a great division one sees in Egypt, between Islamists (Mursī) and those opposed to Islamists (Shafīq). The choice...
On February 28, 2012 the leaders of the Council of the Evangelical Churches in Egypt met with the Muslim Brotherhood, and produced a document delineating the shared values of both organizations. Seventeen evangelical signatories are listed; perhaps the one most surprising comes at the very end. Rev...
Possible presidential candidate Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā said if he ever became president of the republic he will apply the Islamic sharī’ah on everyone, adding he will never allow a religion in Egypt other than the three divine ones – Islam, Christianity and Judaism. [Sarhān Sinnārah, Umnīyah Karīm...
This text was first published in Christianity Today on January 23, 2012. Please click here for the link.Egypt’s parliamentary elections are over. While noting irregularities, former US president Jimmy Carter, through his Carter Center for promoting democracy, has judged the elections to be “...
Earlier this year, Egyptian Coptic intellectual Dr. Rafīq Samuel Habīb was named as the vice president of Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party -the newly founded p
ContentsI. Jansen’s argument: Copts are killed when they violate the Shari’a  II. My comment: Jansen should have mentioned the general lack of security in Egypt  III. Jansen does not know about the construction of new churches in recent years  IV. Does the Shari’a prohibit the building of churches...
As parties and political movements are rolling up their sleeves for the People's Assembly and Shūrá Council elections late this year, talk never stops about Copts' participation, now that the Egyptian Constitution does not discriminate between one citizen and another on the basis of religion, color...
  I was invited on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by Lieutenant General Sāmī ‘Anān, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, to attend a closed meeting attended by elite figures from the intellectual, political, media and arts in Egypt, as well as members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (...
Dr. Rafīq Habīb, the deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), criticized the U.S. House of Representatives' decision to appoint an envoy for the Middle East minorities' rights protection affairs, including the Copts in Egypt. Habīb noted that the move is just...
Dr. Rafīq Habīb is one of the most controversial figures in the Egyptian society Although he is an Egyptian Christian citizen and the son of late Father Dr. Samuel Habīb, the head of the Coptic Evangelical denomination, Habīb is one of the key persons supporting the Islamic Cultural Project that...

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