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Copts and Poliltical Islam

Egypt's activists to commemorate birthday of slain Maspero activist

Others | 23 July 2012
A ceremony to mark the 21st birthday of Mina Daniel, an activist for Coptic Christian rights who was killed alongside 26 other peaceful protesters at Maspero in October 2011, will take place on Monday in Tahrir Square. .. More

Freedom and Justice Party announces campaign to support '100-day plan'

Others | 23 July 2012
The Freedom and Justice Party has announced a new campaign, “Save the President’s Program,” in support of President Mohamed Morsy’s 100-day plan, which aims to solve problems such as traffic, cleanliness and power and water shortages. .. More

Brotherhood denies interfering in cabinet appointments

Others | 23 July 2012
Mahmoud Ezzat, the Muslim Brotherhood's deputy supreme guide, on Sunday denied the group was interfering in the formation of President Mohamed Morsi's new cabinet. .. More

Salafi party calls for establishing court to monitor Sharia compliance

Others | 23 July 2012
The Salafi-oriented Asala Party called on the constituent assembly to stipulate in the constitution the establishment of a new supreme court to monitor whether laws and decisions conform to Sharia. .. More

Egyptian Islamist ex-MP receives suspended sentence for public sexual 'indecency'

Others | 23 July 2012
Angered by a "guilty" verdict issued Saturday against their MP, residents of Qalioubiya demonstrated in front of the court, blocking the entrance. .. More

Brotherhood leader: Draft constitution expected in two weeks

Others | 20 July 2012
The Constituent Assembly has reached consensus on the majority of articles and will finalize an initial draft of the new constitution within two weeks, said a Muslim Brotherhood leader who serves on the panel. .. More

Copts wait to see what Morsy's rule will bring

Others | 20 July 2012
Two weeks after the election of President Mohamed Morsy, the Coptic community is concerned about the implementation of Islamic law. On Saturday, 7 July, Copts protested outside the presidential palace to call on Morsy to protect his citizens, reinstate security and preserve the rights and freedoms of all Egyptians. .. More

Brotherhood strategizes for next parliamentary elections

Others | 19 July 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood Guidance Bureau met Wednesday to plan the next parliamentary elections in coordination with the Freedom and Justice Party’s legal committee and some members of the FJP executive office. .. More

McCain defends Clinton aide alleged to have ties to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Others | 19 July 2012
Republican Senator John McCain on Wednesday strongly defended a longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton against unsubstantiated allegations that her family has ties to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, repudiating charges leveled by another Republican, Representative Michele Bachmann. .. More

Dutch embassy: No change in asylum policy for Christians

Others | 18 July 2012
The Dutch Embassy on Monday has said that their policy granting asylum to Egyptian Christians is to be assessed on its own merits, as is the case for any asylum seeker in the Netherlands. .. More

No 'secret' deal with Brotherhood, US officials tell Egypt activists

Others | 18 July 2012
US officials met with a number of prominent Egyptian activists, bloggers and journalists at the US embassy in Cairo on Monday... More

Coptic leaders refuse to meet with Clinton

Others | 17 July 2012
Coptic leaders have declined to meet with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying that she is recognizing sectarian divisions by meeting with the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis before requesting to meet with Copts. .. More

Egypt's Islamists dig in against 'dissolution' verdicts

Others | 17 July 2012
The executive office of Islamist-dominated Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting Egypt’s new constitution is due to hold an urgent meeting tomorrow. Amr Darrag, the assembly’s secretary-general, indicated that the meeting would be entirely devoted to discussing teh Administrative Court ruling expected Tuesday on the dissolution of the assembly. Darrag said the urgent meeting would be followed by a press conference to explain to the public the position of the executive office regarding expected verdicts. .. More

Liberal and Christian figures, groups protest Clinton's Egypt visit

Others | 17 July 2012
A number of liberal and Christian politicians and public figures have condemned US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Egypt, accusing the United States of harbouring bias towards Egypt's Islamist parties, especially the Muslim Brotherhood. .. More

Islamists slam Tantawi statement to Clinton

Others | 17 July 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood and the Jama'a al-Islamiya have criticized Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi for his statements to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in which he stressed that the armed forces would not allow a certain group to dominate Egypt and ignore the rest of the Egyptian society. .. More

NCW blames Islamists for exclusion of women

Others | 16 July 2012
The head of Egypt's National Council for Women, Mervat al-Tallawy, said Friday that Egyptian women are excluded from the revolutionary scene due to “social culture and the currents that have taken advantage of the revolution and taken positions, such as political Islam.” .. More

MOPCO employees, Coptic Christians protest at presidential palace

Others | 16 July 2012
Protesters returned to the presidential palace in Heliopolis Saturday after two days of relative calm, with fertilizer plant workers from Damietta and dozens of Coptic Christians staging two separate demonstrations. .. More

Egypt's Brotherhood, SCAF locked in delicate dance over constitutional legitimacy

Others | 16 July 2012
Only 48 hours before a scheduled court verdict on the legality of the Constituent Assembly – tasked with drafting a new constitution – Egypt's quasi-ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) denied media reports that it planned to unilaterally dissolve the body. .. More

Morsi to meet Pope of Orthodox Church in Ethiopia

Others | 16 July 2012
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will meet the Pope of the Orthodox Church in Ethiopia Monday at Egypt's embassy in Addis Ababa. .. More

Shater’s son launches Zad, a new supermarket franchise

Others | 16 July 2012
Saad al-Shater, managing director of the Zad Company and son of the Muslim Brotherhood Deputy Guide Khairat al-Shater, on Sunday said that his company has opened 15 new Zad supermarkets in Nasr City, with more branches planned to open nationwide in the near future. .. More

Salafists battle for a religious state in Egypt

Others | 13 July 2012
Ultraconservative Salafists have stepped up efforts aimed at imposing their radical brand of Islam on Egypt's new constitution. The two Salafist parties, El-Nour Party and Asala, have exploited their membership of the Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting a new constitution to battle hard to change the first three articles of 1971 constitution. They were successful with the first article, but lost with the second and third articles under pressure of the prestigious and moderate Sunni Islam Al-Azhar institution and liberal forces. .. More