Tag: Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi declared Egypt president, sparking fears for religious minorities

Originally published in Christian Post The Muslim Brotherhood candidate in the Egypt presidential elections, Mohamed Morsi, has been officially declared the winner by election regulators. However, the result has immediately sparked concerns for religious minorities in the country, and whether the Brotherhood will look to build a conservative Islamic state. […]

Christians hail dissolution of Egyptian parliament

Election irregularities cited in election that ushered in Islamist majority By Wayne King — Compass Direct News   Christians in Egypt welcomed yesterday’s court decision to dissolve the Islamist-controlled parliament due to election irregularities.    The decision offered hope for Christians, many of whom were convinced the country was about […]

“Terror” campaign to intimidate Christian voters in Egyptian elections

Originally published in barnabasaid Egyptian Christians are said to be victims of a “terror and intimidation” campaign intended to prevent them from voting for the Muslim Brotherhood’s rival in the presidential run-off. Many Christians voted for the secular former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in the first round of the country’s […]

Egypt’s finance minister resigns – then changes his mind

Originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald Egypt’s Finance Minister Hazem el-Beblawi has reversed his decision to quit after the country’s military rulers urged him to stay, capping a day of confusion as officials seek a transition to civilian rule after February’s revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak. ”It’s more logical […]