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An expected visit of Pope Tawāḍrūs II, pope and patriarch of Alexandria, to the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis of the Vatican was announced in Egypt. According to a church source, the Coptic Orthodox Pope in Egypt reassured the Orthodox churches during their meeting last night about the...
The author ‘Abd Allāh al-Rumayḥī points out that the use of Islam as a tool to access power and thus actualize the dream of re-establishment of the Islamic Caliphate is not new in the history of Muslims and the history of the region, but the world has changed irrevocably. 
In an attempt to keep an alliance they had established three years before their removal from power, the Secretary General of the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood and deputy supreme guide of Egypt's MB, Ibrahīm Munīr, said that it is not appropriate to establish new entities for...
  Well-informed sources inside Egypt’s government revealed that the Education Ministry is implementing far-reaching changes inside its pre-university religious education curriculum. The changes will strip the curriculum of disputed subjects that the Muslim Brotherhood used to propagate its...
Starting from October 29, the British Museum new exhibit 'Egypt: Faith After the Pharaohs' will display artifacts and relics collected over a twelve-century period that captures the influences of these various religions on Egypt, and how it shaped the religious history through the years. According...
The ‘Nur’ party returns to their fight against the Muslim Brotherhood and accuses them of recent attacks against its leader and headquarter After two years of caution, the party returns to open opposition against the Brotherhood whom it accuses of attacks against its leadership and headquarters....
Female reporter and her child break a story about working women in Egypt A picture of a female journalist, Lamīa Hamadīn, in Egypt conducting an interview while holding her son has resulted in a strong show of support on social media sites. The initial debate spawned by the photo has expanded to...
For more than 20 years, I have tried to build bridges between Islam and Christianity and to dispel ignorance and misunderstanding between them. Islam is the second-largest faith community in the world and the second-largest in Britain, and so bridges between Islam and Christianity are something...
Experts have questioned whether Islamic banks could keep their clients unless they adhere to Islamic standards. Numerous banking and economic experts have expressed a lack of satisfaction at the ability of Islamic banks to adhere to traditional Islamic practices, saying  that many of their banking...
The excerpts of this text come from MEMRI. Cornelis Hulsman provided comments in the text. 'Adel Darwish, a columnist for the London-based daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, wrote that the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks were the product of the mentality, media, and education in the Arab and...
Muhammad Shawqī al-Islāmbūlī, brother of Khālid al-Islāmbūlī (murderer of the late Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadāt), will return to Cairo today (August 28, 2011) coming from Iran, after 20 years of living outside Egypt. He will then be transfered to al-'Aqrab prison, under tight security measures...
Shubrāh al-Khaymah erupted after the unfortunate events in the region following the harassment by some of the Christian youth in the area of a Muslim girl. Both a Muslim and a Christian died.
The formation of the new Egyptian cabinet has been again delayed, a day after Prime Minister 'Isām Sharaf was sent to the hospital due to exhaustion. Despite indications of a resurgence of Islamist sentiments in the country, a recent poll given to protesters has shown that a majority favor a...
 Al-Sharq al-Awsat translated an article by David Kirkpatrick, writer for the New York Times, who comments on an incident, first published by al-Wafd, about a girl called Raghdah who reportedly said that Christians kidnapped her and tattooed her hand with a cross. "Many Coptic Christians are...
Organisation of The Islamic Conference (OIC) [Reviewer's Note: The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations which has membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voice of...
83 years after the founding of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), the MB has, for the first time, handed over its official documents for its party "Freedom and Justice." The new founders of the party included 93 Christians and 978 women. Dr. Rafīq Habīb was chosen to be the deputy president of the party...
Dr. Sa'd al-Dīn Ibrāhīm, a professor of political sociology and president of Ibn Khaldūn center for development studies, said in an interview with al-Sharq al-Awsat that Copts had legitimate fears from religious movements and hard-line Muslim preachers have to put their fears in consideration. He...
In al-Hayāh, page 2, May 16, 2011, a score of Egyptians, mostly Copts, were injured in clashes that erupted between participants in a protest around the television building in Maspero area. Un-known people attacked the protest on May 14, 2011, where a number of cars and stores were set on fire....
Diana Maqalad writes about the new mass media coverage of the sectarian incidents. The Imbābah incidents, particularly the video of a bearded man [salafī] who said, "we are not going to be real men if we did not burn the churches in Imbābah." Even if this video was banned by the traditional media,...
Mā'mūn Findī, author of the article, wonders how can the public understands the attacks on churches in Imbābah. He explains that it can be summarized in the phenomenon of purification by violence in public. In an attempt to purify themselves from Mubārak's regime, a lot resorted to violence as a...

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