Egyptian elections, Middle-East, News

Al-Azhar sheikh proposes bill of rights for Egypt

A Copt (left) and a Salafi (right) debate in Tahrir Square on politics and the revolution during a break from the cleaning up efforts in the square.

In a move to reassure the nervous Christian minorities of Egypt,  Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the head of Al-Azhar, an institute of Islamic learning in the Sunni world, proposed a bill of rights for Egypt’s future constitution that would guarantee equal citizenship rights as well as freedom of religion. The institution has been working on the bill for the past three months and the purpose is to serve as a basis for the upcoming new constitution.

Al Arabiya, Saudi Arabia

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