Monday, May 11, 2009

The Egypt We All Miss is Coming Through!

The following is a TV program on Egypt's Nile Life Channel aired on 10 May 2009. The two program hosts have invited Dr. Mohammad Farahat, constitutional expert and Professor of Law at Cairo University, Mr. Adel Ramadan, attorney for the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), and Dr. Raouf Hindi, an Egyptian Baha'i who has been at the center of the litigations regarding identification documents for the Baha'is.

This program is by far the most well presented, civil and balanced presentation seen for quite some time in Egyptian media regarding this particular subject matter. It speaks for freedom of belief, constitutional guarantees for all Egyptian citizens, and the need to enforce the recent order by the Ministry of Interior to expeditiously grant Egyptian citizens who do not belong to one of the three recognized religions in Egypt identity documents with dashes (--) inserted in place of religion.

Mr. Ramadan expressed his optimism that the ruling will be enforced by the civil status department quite soon. Professor Farahat's comments clearly show the cultural dignity and the well-grounded arguments and views of a respected leading Egyptian scholar regarding the rights of citizenship and freedom of belief. This is indeed the Egypt I know....





  1. Unfortunately that will need a professional. Any volunteers out there?

  2. Bilo,

    Daniel is right you should have the translation to portuguese.

  3. English will do.
    Then it may be translated from English into other languages.

  4. I can help translate that into English.

  5. Please go ahead. Would this be as subtitles or a script?

  6. I can subtitle the movies in english. once im done I'll let you know.

  7. Thank you for doing this. I am sure many readers will benefit from the translation.

  8. Thank you, that will be really useful :-)


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