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Introduction: Inclusive citizenship seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. Peoples’ understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of various...
Dr. Tarek al-Gawhary, MA Azhar University, PhD Princeton University, advisor to Sheikh Dr. Ali Goma’a. explained the thought process in Islamic Law and how a Muslim jurist can think about the concept of inclusive citizenship in a historical context. The basis is in the Constitution of Medina or the...
Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
Prof. Dr. Hudā Ghagab ʿAwaḍ, is processor of political science at Misr International University, is secretary-general of the Centre for Arab-West Understanding since May 23, 2012, board member of CEOSS and is an active member of the Egyptian Council for Human Rights. Dr. Hudā met on May 10, 2022,...
The Supreme Administrative Court delivered a final ruling that prohibits an ʾimām from delivering the sermon (Khuṭba) from the pulpits (al-Minbar) or delivering fatwās on social media, because of his extremism that goes against moderate teachings of Islam. 
On December 28, the Administrative Court of Alexandria issued a court decision rejecting a lawsuit that required the authorities to allocate land for cemeteries to non-adherents of the three religions, and to citizens of the Baha’i faith [Bahāʾī] whose religious domain on their official papers is...
The Libyan authorities have put 44 Egyptians to trial on charges of illegal immigration.
The crisis of Copts detained in Libya continues to cast a shadow over their families’ homes in Sūhaj, where a state of sadness prevails the areas of Marāgha and Juhayna. Amid prayers and tears revealing the fate of the Copts who have been detained for two weeks, the families confirmed that there...
Social media in Sudan has been led by a hashtag bearing the title “The Brotherhood is a terrorist organisation”. This occurs after the sabotage of a railway linking city of ʿAṭbara in Northern Sudan and the capital, Khartoum, to prevent revolutionaries from reaching Khartoum on a mission for ‘civil...
ʿAlāʾ Mubārak, son of former president Ḥusnī Mubārak, responded to MP Muṣṭafā Bakrī’s statement in which he stated that it was the former president who issued the decision to concede the islands Tīrān and Ṣanāfīr, saying, “Mr. Muṣṭafā Bakrī… stop distorting and falsifying history.”

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