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Managing editor Rana Allam

A Mufti for the Muslim Brotherhood

The mufti is a Muslim legal expert who is empowered to give rulings on religious matters. Every country that defines itself as Muslim has a grand mufti and an Iftaa institution that includes hundreds of muftis. These muftis have a specific education and must study an array of Islamic subjects, based on which sect of …

Rana Allam

The others

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” …

Daily News Egypt

Sectarianism: Egypt’s uncomfortable question

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 …

Ziad A. Akl

Columnists debate sectarian tensions in Egypt

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 …

Ethar Shalaby

Coptic activists voiced their strong disapproval for the timing of the voting, saying it demonstrated the government’s disregard for Egypt’s Christian minority. (AFP\Photo)

Election dates to change

President Mohamed Morsi announced the change of the first phase of parliamentary elections, which were scheduled during Coptic holy days

Basil El-Dabh