The author discusses relations between Muslim nations and the West on an equal basis through mutual respect of both parties’ beliefs and faiths. He also refers to the different impact that religion has in the East versus the West.
Dr. ‘Ali al-Sammān, chairman of the Committee for Dialogue and Islamic Relations at the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, speaks about the future of Muslim-Christian dialogue following the crisis of the Danish cartoons.
Father Shenouda Marqus rejects the Danish cartoons and expresses his understanding for the angry feelings of Muslims, but at the same time wonders why Muslims in Egypt do not show the same level of sanctity towards Christianity, which he feels is being humiliated everyday in Egypt.
‘Imād Samīr ‘Awad believes that the behavior of the Islamic thinker Zaghloul al-Najjār does not differ, in harming the feelings of Christians, from that of the Danish caricaturist who humiliated Islam by mocking its prophet.
The author states that the approach of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has created a phenomenon of religious fear and mental violence, and argues that they use Islam to achieve political gains.
Muhammad Kāmil Yassīn writes about the aftermath of the Danish cartoon crisis, stating that the Prophet Muhammad’s reputation was maintained because of the unified reaction of Muslims around the world.
The author notes that the West saw both the power and the dark side of the Muslim reactions to the Danish cartoons. He pleas that Muslims check their reactions next time, lest their negative image in Westerners’ eyes become even more solidified.
Amid growing anger in the Muslim world over the controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, views have differed on whether it is the right time for Muslims to enter into dialogue with Denmark on freedom of expression and respect for religions. This press review highlights the opinions of two...
This writer, with a non-Western background, writes in strong support of Western values, especially freedom of expression in light of the Danish cartoon crisis, and condemns multiple aspects of the Islamic society as being inferior.
The author is writing about the Danish cartoon crisis. He says that respect is not a right and adds that freedom of speech depends on people accepting criticism, even where it is quite clearly disrespectful, and that this is a price well worth paying for freedom of speech. He holds that freedom of...
Freedom of press is one the basic human rights in Europe, but at the same time it has to be used wisely in order not to provoke the sensitivity of other, says Tāriq Ramadān.
The author states that two recent events, Egypt’s hosting the African nation’s cup and the issue of the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad have prompted a sense of belonging amongst Egyptians, the first to the nation, the second to Islam.
The review deals with some repercussions of the Danish cartoons, deemed by Muslims worldwide as offensive.
Shaykh Ibrāhīm Ridā, īmām and an orator in the Ministry of Religious Endowments stressed in an interview the importance of building a clear understanding of Islam in the West
The article is an overview of an article published in the Time magazine about Christianity and faith in Europe under the title: ‘Has God died in the hearts of people?”
The presence of Muslims in Western societies is a phenomenon which can not be ignored. In many countries they have grown to be a powerful community, but Muslims, particularly the second and third generations, are now facing the prospect of having to blend into those non-Muslim societies.
Articles that show internal divisions among Egyptian Christians. Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorius Laham strongly supports CIDT and AWR.
Interview about the achievements of H.H. Pope Shenouda, the first Coptic Orthodox reform Patriarch, changes during his reign and perspective on the future.
The European Observatory of Racist Phenomenon stated that Muslims living in the European Union have faced mounting attacks since the events of September 11. It pointed out that the crisis in the Middle East had caused a wave of anti-Semitism. The observatory detailed the attacks on Muslims in the...
Taking the reaction of the Muslims to the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad as an example, the author of the article states the reasons he believes that the Islamic nation lags behind the West and is looked down upon.