Khalid Dowran is a Muslim Arab living in America. He wrote a book titled “The Seed of Abraham…Towards an Understanding of Islam.” The book caused a wide controversy to the extent that the leader of one of the Islamic groups in Jordan issued a fatwa that charges Dowran of kufr [unbelief]. In the...
Muhammad al-Harīrī reports on the Vienna municipality’s celebrations of the new Muslim Hijrī year, the first-ever celebration of its kind in a European country, and notes the votes a Muslim received in the latest Austrian parliamentary elections.
Authors in several newspapers are calling for appeasement in Arab and Muslim countries over the problem of the Danish newspaper’s cartoons, though many are still furious over the cartoons. A few authors do not consider boycotting Danish products a nice solution, while others propose that an...
Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten reiterated its apology to the Muslim world over the cartoons it had published on September 30, 2005, which nourished antagonistic sentiments against Denmark. However, the newspaper editor Carsten Juste refused to pledge to not publish any more articles or cartoons...
Nāhid ‘Izzat writes that while some Muslims are being attacked in the West, some objective officials and writers are doing their best to correct the Western false perceptions about Islam, and in Austria, it has even been decided to allow the Adhān [call to prayer] inside the parliament building.
A press review of attitudes to the Muslim Brotherhood and its role in the new parliament, criticism that the group is putting party politics over the Egyptian people, and statements by leading figures in the group questioning the Holocaust.
The Center for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU) is regularly asked about the claims of Christian refugee seekers. This time the request came from Benoأ®t Forget, an analyst in a Belgian refugee office, for information about Christian asylum seekers from Egypt. CAWU is able to answer his...
An international conference on Islam in Vienna discussed in November a number of issues concerning Islam and its relation to the West. Egyptian Minister of Endowments, Dr. Mahmoud Hamdī Zaqzouq was invited to the conference to lecture on Islam’s position on globalization.
Many people around the world believe that anti-Semitism and anti-Judaism are one the same thing. Despite being Semitic, Arabs have always been accused of anti-Semitism.
British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw spent hours this week negotiating with Germany over the issue of Turkey’s accession to the European Union.
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