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Former good articleEgypt was one of the Geography and places good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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April 13, 2006WikiProject peer reviewReviewed
November 29, 2006Good article nomineeListed
July 9, 2008Good article reassessmentDelisted
August 21, 2008Good article nomineeNot listed
Current status: Delisted good article


Egypt is dry and sandy From the 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.

What? This reads more like a poster for a protest than a suggestion to change a Wikipedia article. Please clarify. Applejuiceandpeachh (talk) 08:49, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

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.,-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.

Inconsistent Presentation.[edit]


I visited this page on my mobile-phone (smart-phone), curious about the government. Only the the introductory information and the "Names" heading & information is displayed. No "History" heading or information, no "Government" heading or information and all the headings and information subsequent to "Name" are missing, totally missing. Of course I try to refresh my phone, still nothing more than the introduction & "Names". So I check other pages with my mobile, "Libya" displays the whole set of headings & information as do others. Then I go onto my computer, and everything is there on the page as is proper. I go to "Mobile View" and everything is there. So I check my phone again, refresh, nothing underneath the "Names" section. My phone is otherwise working perfectly, and displays other articles just fine, "Libya" shows consistent information between phone and computer. I do not know how to fix this, and am certain it is not a technical problem on my phone, please help.


In The Muhammad Ali dynasty somebody misspelled "Muhammad" as "Mohammad", I think. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JustAnotherRandomEditor (talkcontribs) 02:16, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

@JustAnotherRandomEditor: The name Mohammad is spelled in many different ways according to Wikipedia policy WP:COMMONNAME editors should use the most common name which in this case is probably Mohammad--SharabSalam (talk) 08:25, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

Homosexuality: clarification needed?[edit]

According to this page "Homosexuality is illegal in Egypt." But according to, "Egyptian law does not explicitly criminalize homosexuality or cross-dressing..." Should a distinction be made between "same-sex attraction" and "same-sex sexual acts? Hundovir (talk) 20:51, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes, a distinction should be made. Being gay and acting upon said gayness are different things, as the law recognizes. You should also clarify whether or not women are allowed to do these things. As for cross dressing and gender identity, there are basically three categories for laws. Cross dressing, identifying as something other than your birth gender, and having surgery/taking hormones. You might also want to add how well these laws are enforced, the punishments, and whether or not homosexuality and transgender-ness are supported by the generl public. Applejuiceandpeachh (talk) 08:46, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

I have checked the source cited for this statement - the Washington Post - and it says "Homosexual acts are illegal". This is not the same as saying that "homosexuality is illegal". I think the sentence on this page should be changed to reflect the actual wording of the source, but I cannot do so myself because of the page's protected status. Could someone do this please? Hundovir (talk) 23:13, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Regarding my edit at 06:04, March 26, 2019‎[edit]

I removed this link from the article because:

  1. It is an unreliable source;
  2. It may be an improper usage of links.

 Kou Dou 06:07, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Extended-confirmed-protected edit request on 22 April 2019[edit]


I think that you guys need to stop letting people write fake things.

 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 and provide a reliable source if appropriate. DannyS712 (talk) 23:46, 22 April 2019 (UTC)