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Discrimination[edit]

From religion "The Coptic community, as well as several human rights activists and intellectuals, maintain that the number of Christians occupying government posts is not proportional to the number of Copts in Egypt. They are also the victims of discriminatory religious laws, anti-Christian judges, and anti-Christian state police. Anti-Christian laws include laws governing repairing old churches or constructing new ones, which are usually impossible tasks, requiring presidential permission to build a new church, and a governor’s permission to renovate even the bathroom in an already-built church" this is an emotional and not scientific writing either you SET A SOURCE or REMOVE IT till then>

I believe that having a Christian Minister of Finance, and a Christian Minister for Environmental Affairs, in addition to other positions and key roles in previous governments prove that no discrimination is present. As for the churches, it is clear that whoever wrote the article is either trying to ignite sectarian conflicts, or is writing out of ignorance. Please seek actual statistics to find out the actual number of churches currently in Egypt, and the number of churches under construction, then compare that number to the number of mosques and revisit the proportionality of the issue.

Please note that Muslims as well as Christians in Egypt respect Wikipedia, and therefore this comment is presented.

Some discussion on leadership and justice would remove some of the religious tensions. What were the leaders doing for Egypt? Were the policies fair? People recognize injustices and they are not related to the religion so I don't like seeing the Christian vs Muslim talk.

Whereabouts of the Prime Minister[edit]

Unfortunately, according to an article of the state-run al-Ahram Online, the Egyptian appeals court have dismissed Mr. Hisham Qandil as PM and sentenced him to one year in prison. I'm pretty sure the military may have arrested and detained Mr. Qandil already and the whole cabinet is basically de-facto dissolved. I'm pretty sure there will be a new Prime Minister and new cabinet starting tomorrow or soon. May need to update it as soon as possible. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/75629/Egypt/Politics-/Court-upholds-verdict-sacking-Morsis-PM-Qandil,-se.aspx

REQ: IPA pronunciation for Arabic name[edit]

Could an established editor please add the IPA pronunciation for the Arabic name (both the short form and the long form)?

Vice-president and Prime Minister[edit]

Neither have Mohammed ElBaradei nor Ziad Bahaa El-Din been officially appointed for any positions. The positions of vice-president and prime minister are still vacant.

Semi-protected edit request on 21 July 2014[edit]

Please remove the entire "Smart Village" subsection from "Telecommunications". It doesn't describe any separate kind of telecommunications (e.g., mobile, post, etc., like other subsections), doesn't explain what its significance is, and seems to be just an advertisement for "Smart Village" company. 178.216.76.99 (talk) 18:57, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, you were right about that. Fitzcarmalan (talk) 00:29, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 July 2014[edit]

The House of Representatives, whose members are elected to serve five-year terms, is Specialized in the Legislature power.[92] Elections were last held between November 2011 and January 2012 which was later dissolved. The next parliamentary election will be held within 6 months of the constitution's ratification on 18 January 2014. Originally, the parliament was to be formed before the president was elected, but interim president Adly Mansour pushed the date.[93] The presidential election is now scheduled for 26 and 27 of May, 2014.[94]


The elections were held, and the results are here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_presidential_election,_2014 135.0.187.149 (talk) 08:22, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - Thanks for pointing that out - Arjayay (talk) 08:52, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 August 2014[edit]

197.32.43.157 (talk) 09:26, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Cannolis (talk) 13:26, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Can Egypt be considered part of the "Middle East"?[edit]

The sinai peninsula might possibly be considered part of the middle east, but Egypt geographically is located in northern Africa. Is Egypt like the case with Turkey, where even though the majority of its land is in the middle east Anatolia, it is sometimes considered as being part of Europe, is this the case? (N0n3up (talk) 20:47, 31 August 2014 (UTC))

I think it can definitely be considered a part of the Middle East as the "Middle East" is itself a very loose socio-political term, not necessarily grounded on Geography. Recall the "Greater Middle East" coined by George Bush which even included the Central Asian countries (former members of the Soviet Union) and countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan. In some definitions of the Middle East, the North African countries are excluded (Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Mauritania) with the exception of Egypt which is included. In other definitions, they are all included. Either way, Egypt is included in the Middle East more often than not. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nutty 0-0 Professor (talkcontribs) 06:55, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

suggested edits[edit]

Suggest the section Egypt Eyalet should end at "...invaded by the French forces of Napoleon I in 1798."

Suggest the following section Muhammad Ali Dynasty should begin:

"After the French were defeated by the British, a power vacuum was created in Egypt, and a three-way power struggle ensued between the Ottoman Turks, Egyptian Mamluks who had ruled Egypt for centuries, and Albanian mercenaries in the service of the Ottomans. It ended when power was seized in 1805 by Muhammad Ali Pasha, an Albanian military commander of the Ottoman army in Egypt.

Egypt under the Muhammad Ali dynasty remained nominally an Ottoman province. While Ali carried the title of viceroy of Egypt, his subordination to the Ottoman porte was merely nominal. Egypt was granted the status of an autonomous vassal state or Khedivate in 1867. Isma'il and Tewfik Pasha governed Egypt as a quasi-independent state under Ottoman suzerainty until the British occupation of 1882. Nevertheless, the Khedivate of Egypt (1867–1914) remained a de jure Ottoman province until 5 November 1914,[31] when it was declared a British protectorate in reaction to the decision of the Young Turks of the Ottoman Empire to join the First World War on the side of the Central Powers.

The introduction in 1820 of long-staple cotton..."

I think this is a clearer sequence of events, and avoids redundant content between the two sections. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.229.220.37 (talk) 00:39, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Updated GDP Data for Egypt[edit]

Can someone please update the GDP data with the latest figures for 2013 from the World Bank: [GDP (PPP) = $910 billion - Per Capita = $11,085] [GDP (Nominal) $271.973 billion - Per Capita = $3,314]

I cannot edit yet as I am a new member and as this is a semi-protected article, I need at least 10 previous edits before I can edit this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nutty 0-0 Professor (talkcontribs) 07:14, 25 September 2014 (UTC)