The author argues that Islamists use democracy as a Trojan horse until they reach power, when they then start another strategy which the author calls "the terrorizing of democracy", applying a version of autocracy under Islamist ideologies.
European Union (EU) foreign policy commissioner Javier Solana had talks with Egyptian President Husnī Mubārak over ways of protecting religious symbols and beliefs as part of his efforts to defuse the crisis. During his visit to Egypt, the second leg of his tour of Arab and Muslim nations in the...
The article discusses the need for changes in the Arab educational curricula. It calls for focusing on this objective and considers Western interference in this respect just a stone thrown into stagnant water.
The author ascribes the unprecedented success of Hamās in the recent parliamentary elections to several factors, most notably its Islamic thrust.
The author presents some views of security personalities and other experts regarding Islamic groups’ manipulation of democracy.
In the drama that followed the republishing of the Danish cartoons across several European nations, the Danish and Norwegian Embassies in Damascus, and also the Danish Consulate in Beirut, were all burnt down. These incidents prompted those foreign ministers to advise their people to leave Syria...
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...