System of Religion and Politics, the Case of Egypt

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Systemof Religion and Politics, the Case of Egypt

Systemof Religion and Politics, the Case of Egypt

Egyptis regarded as one of the head Arabic countries with high politicaland religious development, and a majority is Islamic(Asad, 2015).The purpose of this paper is to discuss the interaction between theEgypt government and faith, significance of religion and politics onthe characteristics of the country culture and the influences of suchinteractions on the economic progress of the nation.

Religionversus Government

Theabrupt opening of more political parties has given political andreligion streams of thought that exists in Arab countries. Accordingto Asad (2015), in Egypt, religion modeled Egypt’s political statejust after the ousting of their earlier leader Hosni Mubarak. Undertheir former head of state, Egypt party-political system was dividedbetween religious extremists i.e. Muslim Brotherhood besides theMubarak’s National Democratic Party. Nonetheless, Islamists are theinfluential political force, with Mohammed Morsi of the MuslimBrotherhood to winning the 2012 presidential elections amidcriticism.

Religionand Government in Culture Modification

Egyptiansare naturally good mannered people whose polite natures base on theirreligion principles. Additionally, in Egypt, there is progress in thefields of newspapers, music, and arts due to the high value attachedon culture and religion (Frankfort,2012).The Egyptian press is always free compared to other Arab nations, anddisplays many broadcasting radio programs alongside the movieindustry and live entertainment. Egypt as a country has many museumsboasting their ancient art traditions, and this made them produce aNobel Prize winner in Literature (Frankfort,2012).

Religion,Culture, and Political Atmosphere in Business

Egyptiansjudge people based on appearances related to grooming and attire,with good and quality conservative clothes highly rated. Since theousting of Morsi Mubarak, there has been insecurity in the country asmore attacks have been witnessed in the case of February 2012 inAmriya, where an assault was launched on families, their propertiesdamaged and several lives lost (Mehrez,2013).In other words, the religious and political differences have createdunstable business atmosphere in the nation.

Simplyput, therefore, Religion and Politics in Egypt have positive andnegative effects on the nation. On that regard, the government shouldconstantly consider the adverse impacts which are mostly felt by theminority (non-Muslims) rather than focusing so much on the MuslimBrotherhood.


Asad,T. (2015). Thinking About Tradition, Religion, and Politics in EgyptToday.&nbspCriticalInquiry,&nbsp42(1),166-214.

Frankfort,H. (2012).&nbspAncientEgyptian Religion: An Interpretation.MA, United States: Courier Corporation.

Mehrez,S. (2013).&nbspEgypt`sculture wars: politics and practice.New York, U.S: Routledge.

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