The bombing of St Peter’s Church in Cairo exposes the growing vulnerability of Egypt’s Christian minority and the increasing mainstreaming of extremist Islamist discourse.
Counterintuitive as it may sound, ISIS is proof that the clash of civilisations is a myth. The reality is that interests clash, while cultures mix.
Whether or not bigots like it, “Allah”, which is simply the Arabic for “God”, can be worshipped by Muslims, Christians and Jews alike.
With the prospect of reconciliation a long way off and to prevent civil war, Egyptians need to form a united front against all political violence.With the prospect of reconciliation a long way off and to prevent civil war, Egyptians need to form a united front against all political violence.
A publisher in Luxor who happens to be Christian shows how Egypt’s majority and minorities, despite growing tension, share similar dreams and fears.
Member of Parliament for Luxor AbdulMawgoud Dardery believes religion is a “personal issue”, and government’s job is to focus on collective challenges.
By courting his rivals, Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi could turn former allies into foes and bring to the fore the divisions among Islamists.
Supporting a military dictatorship to impose secular ideals is paradoxical and will only perpetuate and entrench the deep state in Egypt.
Should Egyptians side with the anti-revolutionary military old guard or the counterrevolutionary Islamist vanguard when choosing their next president?
With the right president, Egypt could rid itself of nepotism and inequality to become a prosperous and egalitarian society.