In the first-ever meeting in modern Egyptian history between a president and representatives of all of the country’s Christian institutions to discuss Christian matters, one of the most pressing topics discussed involved setting forth a legislative scheme to govern the construction of houses of worship. Historically, Egypt’s mosques have been rarely regulated, allowing Muslims to construct and repair places of worship with ease and without much government intervention.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s “Friday of Rage” protests led to violence across Egypt, as at least 100 civilians died nationwide in clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed President Mohammed Morsi.
Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim authorized police to use deadly force to protect themselves and state institutions as violence broke out across Egypt in response to the government’s decision to forcibly
The interim government again promised Morsi supporters safe exit from their sit-ins, urging them to re-join the formal political process. Interim Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei stated that force could only