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FCO report expresses concern over sectarian violence, women’s rights, freedom of expression and the constitution in Egypt
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Two events have prompted this week’s column: the unprecedented attack on St. Mark’s Cathedral last week, and my recently watching the Jews of Egypt documentary. Both got me thinking about the concept of “the other”. A predefined group of people which another group or culture or society will use to distance itself from. “The other” …
For the past 10 years, Egypt has been reminded at least annually of its sectarian time bomb. If your only source of information were Egyptian media, sectarianism would be the work of a radical few, but never a serious problem inherent within Egyptian Society. But if you take a closer look at the lives of …
After the recent incidents in front of St. Mark’s Cathedral, writers in major Egyptian newspapers have explored the issue of sectarian strife in the country, believing that the extremism spreading across Egypt is the primary cause of the sectarian violence. The road to fascism Mohamed Abul Ghar Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper Abul Ghar condemns the recent …
St. Mark’s Cathedral hosted a funeral for four Copts killed in sectarian violence last Friday
Every year millions of Muslims go on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia to visit the cities of Mecca and Medina. The visit to the holy places that lay at the centre of the Muslim faith is a highlight in their spiritual life.
New book releases on Cairo’s bookseller’s shelves
The police acted after the protesters pelted them with stones in the town of Kom Umbo
Following a series of attacks and threats on Copts and their places of worship, Naguib Gabriel from the Egyptian Union for Equal Rights says a quota is necessary
Aid provided falls within “technical assistance” currently allowed by United States after it lifted many sanctions
Among the accused was Habiba Mohammed, the wife of the former minister of civil service, charged with smuggling funds to support religious extremism
The mosque, similar to the Faisal Mosque in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad that was also built by oil-rich Saudi Arabia in 1980s, will hold 15,000 worshippers at a time
Over the past year, an increasing number of sectarian-related incidents of violence have taken place
Abu Islam is the first Muslim to face charges of contempt of Christianity in Egypt.
Thursday marks the most important day, when all pilgrims assemble in the Arafat plain outside Mecca.
Religion has become the newest weapon of choice turning religious practice from a private habit into to a show of power.
Daily News Egypt provides an analysis to the released constitutional draft
Church and rights groups angry at government’s inaction
Scientists discuss fighting contempt of religion
Ceasefire and autonomy promised by government could end nearly 40 year old conflict that left hundreds of thousands dead or displaced.
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Facing charges of preaching radical Islam
As the reaction to the US movie offensive to prophet Muhammed slows down, columnists across several Egyptian newspapers continue with their analysis of freedom of expression and its relation to the clip. Many writers touch upon the violent reactions towards the movie recalling the indecent words of many Islamic preachers while attacking certain artists. Some …
Aung San Suu Kyi arrives to the US, with hopes of easing the import ban on her country
The contagious wrath that has gripped the hearts and minds of Muslims over the despicable depiction of the prophet Muhammad in a widely circulating video is justifiably righteous. Yet, how we chose to channel that rage forces us to call into question the very essence of how we’ve come to interpret the teachings of our …
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula questioned, but not under arrest
Egypt, US, and UN call for calm, while Iran and Al-Qaeda threaten
Local residents deny claims that Ali Abu Hussein is targeting only Christians
Fasting during the “six white days of Shawal” is not obligatory unlike during Ramadan. Fasting can be observed on any six days in Shawal and the days do not have to be consecutive. While fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of the Muslim faith, the fasting during the month of Shawal has a different significance.