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In March 2007, a referendum changed several articles of the Egyptian Constitution.
The article discusses the author’s view of how Egypt will change over the coming years, and how these changes will affect the minorities in the political and social spheres.
The author writes about a recent suggestion to make the Coptic New Year celebration day a national celebration of citizenship in Egypt. He refers to the Egyptian society that existed after the revolution of 1919.
The author discusses the Minister of Labor ‘Ā’ishah ‘Abd al-Hādī’s response to the International Labour Organization’s report which claimed that Copts were discriminated against in Egypt. She claims that Copts are ten per cent of the Egyptian population, and control 30 per cent of the Egyptian...
The author discusses a number of issues related to the Egyptian press, such as low salaries, level of professionalism among journalists, and where money for advertising comes from. The article focuses on the effects these issues have on press freedom and quality.
The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies [CIHRS] has sent an appeal to the president of the republic and the speakers of both houses of Parliament called to amend Article Two of the Constitution that states that Islam is the religion of the state and Islamic sharīʿā is the main source of...
The article criticizes the second article of the Constitution which states “Islam is the religion of the state, and the principles of the Islamic Sharī‘ah are the main source of legislation.” He calls for dialogue on the level of the public to discuss it and not wholly depend on politicians alone.
The author discusses what kind of Middle East will emerge from the “ashes” of the recent conflict in Lebanon. He quotes different opinions on this matter – will a secular Middle East emerge or one controlled by “fanatic” Islamic administrations.
Watani interviews one of the founders of the political party Misr al-Umm, which was recently denied a license by the Administrative Court because its platform clashed with the Egyptian constitution and the sharī‘ah due to its emphasis on secularism.
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