70. Article Two in the Egyptian Constitution… Toward New Courses

On May 14, 2012 the Center for Arab West Understanding (CAWU) discussed the results of its months-long study of Article Two in the Egyptian Constitution. These were presented publically at the Association for Upper Egypt, in the Ramsis area of downtown Cairo.

36. Does God Permit a Muslim to Break a Promise?

The Muslim Brotherhood set Egyptian politics ablaze with their decision to nominate their chief financier, Khairat al-Shātir, for the presidency. All political groups recognize the right of the group to do so but many have criticized them harshly, recalling their promise from early in the revolution.


35. Beauty and Women Celebrated at Inter-Faith Art Exhibition

‘We came here today to satisfy our soul for its need of beauty.’ With these words Azhar Sheikh Muhammad Jamī’ addressed the crowd at the Caravan Festival of Arts, hosted by St. John the Baptist Church in Maadi, Egypt.

34. Jostling for Position before Presidential Elections

The condition of Egypt is quietly very concerning these days. I say quietly for two reasons. First, in terms of the Western audience, most is slipping under the radar. Second, in terms of Egypt, the nation waits for presidential elections, and the areas of concern are easily ignored if no attention is paid to news headlines and their fascination with politics.


26. Christian youths’ protest movements!

Right after the January 25, 2011 revolution, several phenomena and attitudes that require in-depth studying floated onto the Egyptian political playground. As far the Egyptian general Christian affair, Christian protest movements have become a significant indicative example.


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Students belonging to the opposition Muslim Brotherhood stand in a line in front of riot police during a protest against a military court's ruling in front of Cairo University.

Young Egyptian Islamists seeking a way to confront the military-led state are turning to the ideas of a radical ideologue who waged the same struggle half a century ago and later became a source of inspiration for al Qaeda.

The revolutionary ideas of Sayyid Qutb, a Muslim Brotherhood leader executed in 1966, are spreading among Islamists who see themselves in an all-out struggle with generals who deposed President Mohamed Mursi in July.

Their radical conclusions underline the risks facing a nation more divided than ever in its modern history: after Mursi's downfall, the state killed hundreds of Islamists, and attacks on the security forces have become commonplace.

(Author not mentioned, Reuters, Dec. 3, 2013) Read Original

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Muslim Persecution of Christians, September, 2013

After the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi, when the Muslim Broth

erhood incited its supporters to attack and destroy over 80 Christian churches, Muslim Brotherhood supporters began to extort money from Christians in Upper Egypt. In Dalga village, 15,000 Christian Copts were forced to pay this jizya—the additional tax, or tribute, that conquered non-Muslims historically have to pay to their Islamic overlords "with willing submission and while feeling themselves subdued" to safeguard their existence, in the words of Koran 9:29. In some instances, those not able to pay are attacked, their wives and children beaten and kidnapped. Some Copts were killed for refusing to pay. Authorities later identified a gang that specialized in overseeing operations to kidnap wealthy Copts in order to earn money.

(this article appeared identically under a few other sources)

(Raymond Ibrahim, Right Side News, Dec. 2, 2013Read Original 




EGYPT,BACK TO MILITARY RULE: ''Egypt's Draft Constitution Rewards the Military and Judiciary'

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(Nathan Brown and Michele Dunne, Carnegie Endowment)

"Egyptian voters might well be asked to approve the new constitution without knowing much about when their new president and parliament will be elected or what sort of system will govern the parliament. They may not know whether the defense minister who ousted Morsi will run for president or whether a malleable civilian will be put forward for the job. They may not even know whether the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party will be dissolved and therefore banned from running for seats in parliament.....

(Maha Hamdan, LinkedIn, date unknown) Read Original

Minya, 29 Nov. (AKI) - Three people were killed and several injured in clashes between minority Coptic Christians and Muslims in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya, daily Al-Ahram reported Friday.
The clashes broke out late on Thursday when a local Muslim got into a fight with a Copt over the construction of a wall in village outside Minya, the paper cited the city's Coptic Orthodox Archbishopric as stating.
Two Muslims and a Coptic Christian were killed in sectarian clashes after the fight in Nazlet Abeed village escalated, the daily said.
There has been a spike in attacks on Coptic churches, monasteries, homes and businesses in Upper Egypt since the army ousted on Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July after mass protests against his rule.

(Author not mentioned, Adnkronos International, Nov. 29, 2013) Read Original

Egyptian Muslims, Copts clash in Minya

The violence erupted in Al-Badrman village over an alleged love affair between a Coptic man and a Muslim woman, the source said.

World Bulletin / News Desk

Sectarian clashes between Muslims and Copts broke out Thursday in the Upper Egyptian province of Minya, leaving three people dead and eighteen others injured, security sources said.

According to the sources, violence erupted in the villages of Nazlet Ebeed and Al-Hawarteh in Minya when a Coptic man from Nazlet Ebeed built a house in the outskirts of the adjacent Al-Hawarteh village.

(Reham Mokbel, World Bulletin, Nov. 29, 2013) Read Original