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Dr. Milad Hanna, one of Egypt’s most prominent Christians, author of many books on Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt and columnist in Al-Ahram, is very dismayed about the proposed American religious freedom law. In an article in Al-Ahram of July 22 he writes that there are sectarian clashes...
The fifth anniversary of 9/11 was a strong reminder of the continued war declared by Islamism against the world, and especially the “infidel West.” This article approaches some of the many questions that that have been raised by the war.
The historical, cultural and ideological differences between Sunnī and Shī‘ah Muslims are outlined by different scholars in this article.
Jamīl Matar discusses influences on U.S. foreign policy and rejects the catch phrase that "all terrorists are Muslims but not all Muslims are terrorists." He notes that the idea of a clash of civilizations has also been adopted by extremist groups outside of the Arab world, not all of which...
Scotland Yard’s head of counter- terrorism, Peter Clarke, has described the picture from intelligence gathered in the United Kingdom as "very disturbing," adding that thousands of British Muslims who may be involved in terrorism are being monitored by British authorities.
The author interviewed Rafīq al-‘Ajamī, one of the Arab Afghans who was imprisoned for four years on charges of carrying out the explosion of the Egyptian Embassy in Pakistan in 1996.
The author discusses the issue of terrorists targeting Britain, which explains the tough security measures adopted by the U.K after attempted suicide operations were foiled.
Irshad Manji argues that despite an increasingly popular belief, foreign policy grievances have caused the increased number of terrorist attacks in the West, the violent jihadists have rarely needed foreign policy grievances to justify their hot heads, as demonstrated by their kidnapping of...
The author analyses recent conflicts between the West and Islamic regimes, including the recent conflict between Israel and the Hizb Allāh and asserts that ultimately the war is one of many battles to be fought between those who wish to join the modern world and those who think they have an...
The story of Usāmah Bin Lādin, the leader of al-Qā‘idah.
Dr Jan Slomp, member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs in Djeddah/London, recommends the work of the Centre for Arab West Understanding, acknowledging that its use of reliable information is working towards strengthening Muslim/Christian relations by...
A recent survey on Islam-West relations has revealed deep misunderstanding and suspicions on both sides between the Muslim world and the West, Makram Muhammad Ahmad says.
The author reviews a book made by Egyptian famous intellectual Sa‘īd ‘Ashmāwī, in which he tackled the hijāb issue and other controversial issues related mainly to Muslims’ clothes.
A recent workshop on the effect of religious truth on social harmony in Egypt and Germany was held in Lokkum, Germany. Sāmī Khashaba gives his point of view on the issue.
Ahmad Gharīb and Walīd ‘Urābī claim that Israel has started to propagate the beliefs of an Islamic sect called al-Jamā‘a al-Islāmīya al-Ahmadīya [Reviewer: The Ahmadī Islamic group], which they describe as a deviant Islamic group that knows nothing about Islam, in an attempt to distort the...
Claims that Pakistani Christian children sold as slaves to fund Islamic militants and that the police have failed to take action, despite two Christian missionaries providing photographic evidence of children being sold.
Islamic movements, along with the climate of political and social tension, create extremism, violence and supporters of the Salafiya Jihadīya trends such as the Mansura, Tawhīd and Jihad groups.
Patrick Sookhdeo is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, a Christian research organization that specialises in the study of Christian minorities in Islamic states. Born in British Guyana, he converted from Islam to Christianity in his early 20s and now warns,...
The article deals with the ideologies of a group of Muslims who call themselves "the Qur’ānites" who believe only in the Qur’ān and deny the sunna [the Prophet Muhammad’s tradition] altogether.
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