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The Islamic resistance movement, Hamās, has won a landslide victory in the recent parliamentary elections, raising questions about the future of the Middle East peace process.
Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he personally condemned the cartoons published in Jyllands-Posten. In an interview with the Danish TV2 station, Rasmussen said that he respected religious beliefs and that would prevent him from depicting Muhammad, Jesus or any other religious symbol...
The author discusses a symposium on reforming Arabs and Muslims’ image in Western media.
Spanish authorities said yesterday that they had arrested 14 fundamentalists on suspicion of recruiting fighters for Iraq’s insurgency.
The author examines the results of the parliamentary elections, the success of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the possible ways forward for the ruling National Democratic Party.
A summary of articles about a controversial document attributed to the Muslim Brotherhood, which bodes no good for the future of the Copts in Egypt.
This article discusses how the crushing of leftist, secularist, democratic and nationalist organizations and movements in some Arab countries, including Egypt, weakens civil society and could encourage extremism.
A discussion about Tariq Ramadān, his roots and ideology.
In Denmark, the Prime Minister has defended the right to freedom of speech in relation to cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, the UK clamps down on terrorism, and a German prison celebrates Ramadān.
In his excellent book, ‘Understanding Jihad’, David Cook of Rice University in the USA dismisses the low-grade debate that has raged since 9/11 over the nature of jihād - whether it is a form of offensive warfare or (more pleasantly) a type of moral self-improvement
It seems there is a great deal of confusion between the hijāb and the niqāb. Some believe that the niqāb is a religious obligation, which is totally wrong.
Although I am not in favor of the cultural explanation of the phenomenon of terrorism, the fake religious cloak this group is acting under spurs me to say that this destructive indiscriminate violence would not have spread if it there had not been a cultural background that churned out fanaticism...
Adel Guindy responded to Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim’s article “Islam Can Vote, If We Let It” [art. 5] saying that the article provides a good insight about what Dr. Ibrahim has been repeatedly telling high-level politicians in Washington D.C. and academics and media in the world’s main capitals for...
Islamic websites reported severe arguments and criticism regarding the leader of al-Qā‘ida, in Iraq, Abu Muscab al-Zarqāwī. The criticisms revolved around his justifications of killing innocent Iraqi civilians during his attacks on U.S troops in Iraq. He claimed that defending or preserving...
The Jordanian Abu Mus‘ab al-Zarqāwī justified that innocent victims are killed by booby traps and suicide bombers operations, by appealing to an old fatwa , which has become widely used once again.
News about the arrest of terrorist suspects all over Europe and the U.S. drew the attention to what is known as the dormant terrorist cells of al-Qācida
One-hundred fifty researchers, academics, politicians and experts from the US and 35 Islamic states attended the three day conference in Doha about US-Islamic dialogue. The forum discussed numerous aspects critical to the relations between the convening parties safter September 11th.
Imagined fancies of Islam promoted by delusive experts were illustrated in Andrea Lueg’s book titled "Islam the enemy, between truth and illusion." In the west, the image of Islam is influenced by the shocking pictures of news which we all receive everywhere; the image of "armed Muslims" who grasp...
The Algerian Ministry of Religious Affairs and Awqaf carried out an investigation into Christian missionary activities in the tribal area in Eastern Algeria. The investigation found that there is an active network involved in Christian missionary activities that extend outside Algerian lands.
There are dozens of Internet sites that propagate rumors made up by enemies of the nation, starting with Al-Qa’ida members and ending with the Coptic émigrés. Al-Maqrizi Center’s web site has recently spread a rumor about the President Mubarak’s health. That rumor was easily contained, but many...
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