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President Donald Trump who considers President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī “a friend”, posted on Twitter that he is certain that al-Sīsī will “move his country into a more inclusive future” after the opening of the cathedral in the new Administrative Capital of Cairo. His Minister of Foreign Affairs,...
The article points out that there is a critic addressed to the Grand Imam by Rev. Rifʿat Fikrī Saʿīd summarized here in the three following points:
His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, and the Grand Imam Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Shaykh of al-Azhar, with President ʿAbd al-Fattaḥ al-Sīsī standing between the two, and behind all three are models of the al-Fatāh al-ʿAlīm Mosque and the Cathedral of the Nativity.
Columnists’ newspaper articles this Sunday address and analyze the implications of constitutional amendments proposed by Egypt’s House of Representatives.  In an article titled "A Quiet Reading of the Constitutional Amendments," the chairman of al-AhrāmʿAbd al-Muḥsin Salāma said that constitutions...
A few days ago, Egypt’s president stood side by side with Pope Tawāḍrūs II to observe the inauguration of the cathedral and the mosque in the new Administrative Capital, as well as to talk about the “tree of love”, which, “we the Egyptians, planted together in Egypt during past years, and which it...
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
Al-Watan reports that Copts have demanded that General ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī, Minister of Defense, promptly withdraws his decision to appoint Major General Hamdī Badīn as Egypt’s Military Attaché to China. Badīn, former Commander of Military Police, faces accusations of allegedly playing a role in...
In an exclusive statement to al-Dustūr, Diocesan Bishop Binyamīn (Benjamin) of al-Minūfiyah, said that President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, is different from all his predecessors [state presidents], and “he is a person of great tolerance,” stressing that “al-Sīsī cannot be held responsible for the...
General Muhammad Ibrāhim, Minister of Interior, has announced that more than 40 terrorist cells including more than 225 terrorists, involved in the assassination of police personnel, have been arrested.  He stated that they mostly are affiliated to Ansār Bayt al Maqdis and Ajnād Misr groups. He...
The presidential candidates, al- Sīsī and Sabāhī, made strong statements against the Muslim Brotherhood group that show that they will not be able to play any political role in the aftermath of the presidential elections.
Coptic Churches in Alexandria have maintained their silence on the presidential elections.   
Dr. Rev. Munīr Ḥanna, Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, said that the Egyptian people chose democracy as their path when they voted for the constitution of 2014.
Eng. Abd al- Mun’im al- Shahāt, spokesman of al- Da’wah al- Salafiyah, who issued an earlier fatwá that democracy is religiously prohibited,  stated that we select al-Sīsī, out of concern for sharī’ah  and that no political pact was made with him.
Dr. Muṣṭafa al-Fiqī, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, said that the Christians of the Arab countries have been subjected to unprecedented violations, killings, displacement and aggression against their churches, as a result of escalating waves of extremism and terrorism. He added that the...
Al- Sīsī’s statements in which he said he is “a Muslim who loves his religion” has angered the secularist movements and Coptic activists who stated that he should not have made such a  statement.
Ahmad al- Sharīf, member of the shūrá council of al- Da’wah al- Salafiah, stated that the takfirī groups who operate in Sinai have threatened to kill Yāssir al- Burhāmī, the vice president of al- Da’wah al- Salafiah.
Presidential candidate Al- Sīsī stated that Egyptians are walking the path of democracy, however comparing Egypt to Western democracies is a difficult issue. 
Experts stated that President al-Sīsī’s Advisor for Combatting Terrorism, Jamāl al-Dīn, started off his new position by pursuing police officers supportive of the Brotherhood and addressing the issue of internationally sponsored terrorism in the Sinai. One expert said he was an excellent choice as...
Both al-Tagamu’ and al-Mu’tamar political parties decided to endorse al- Sīsī in the coming presidential race. 
Dr. ʿĀṭif ʿAbd al-Laṭīf, head of the Travelers Association for Tourism and Art and one of the organizer of the St. Catherine World Peace Forum dubbed ‘Here we pray together’ revealed the details of the forum’s program and its accompanying events. In his press statement on Monday, ʿAbd al-Laṭīf...

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