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The Yemeni literary tradition is very fertile and rich with different artistic figures who have substantially contributed to it throughout its multidimensional, long history. The Yemeni chants art has witnessed many classical chanters. The traditional chants were deep-seated in our literature and...
The author claims that Christians have more holidays than Muslims and thus the author opposes the request of a Coptic priest to recognize the Coptic new year as an official holiday.
A bishop at a Vatican synod launched a broadside against Islam on Wednesday, bluntly accusing Moslems of plotting to dominate Europe and de-Christianize the continent.
The State Department has designated China, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar and Sudan as countries of particular concern for violations of religious freedom, making them liable for U.S. diplomatic and economic sanctions, spokesman James Rubin said Wednesday.
The RNSAW has made excerpts of the annual report on International Religious Freedom for 1999 with a focus on religious freedom in the Arab World; Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab...
The Christian author believes the report can have serious negative consequences for Christians in Egypt. The first is that Christians will feel that America is their God Mother that protects them. The second is that Moslems will feel that America is interfering in their internal matters and thus...
This Freedom from Religious Persecution Act gives America the right to interfere in diplomatic ways to the concerned governments and if a government does not respond, it is the right of the U.S. administration to impose any sanctions that it (the U.S.) sees fit. The author stresses that several...
The RNSAW asked father Dr. Christiaan van Nispen to respond to the press reports about the statement of Bishop Giuseppe Bernardini. Dr. van Nispen says the statement of the bishop should be read in its context and should be placed besides many other statements of the Pope and important Catholic...
For how long will Americans try to blackmail Islamic governments and people and interfere in an unacceptable way in local affairs asks the author.
I cannot figure out until when Americans will continue to try to blackmail Islamic governments and people interfering in an unacceptable way in local affairs. A few days ago, the American Foreign Ministry issued a weird report speaking about the status of the religious minorities in some Islamic...
An analysis of the city of Port Said, and Al-Sayyed Hussein Mahmoud Soliman, the 40-year-old clothes vendor who stirred up public resentment when he attacked President Hosni Mubarak’s motorcade during a visit on September 6 to Port Said last week. Soliman was hot dead by Mubarak’s bodyguards.
The United States released its first annual report on religious freedom worldwide on Thursday (September 9, 1999)... Regarding Egypt, the report admitted that the non-Muslim Christian minority generally practice[s its] rituals without any interference, but it claimed that there [is] some societal...
[This text was downloaded from the following URL: (http://www.state.gov/www/global/human_rights/irf/irf_rpt/fs_990909_irf.html)] The full text of the Fact Sheet as downloaded off the internet.
Hulsman asked three Evangelical pastors in Egypt to comment on the two Rose el-Yousef articles. These pastors are certainly not happy with the publications in Rose el-Yousef. Their criticism, however, focuses on the tensions between churches in Egypt and para-Christian organizations, the...
The discussion at the press conference of the New York Council of Churches on June 28 [transcript presented in last week’s RNSAW] was mainly with members of the American Coptic Union. Before the press conference Drs. Cornelis Hulsman interviewed Rafique Iscander, chairman and founder of the...
The British government has no clear policy against terrorism and terrorists. Sometimes, it appeases these serial murderers and at other times it hunts them down. In most cases, it acts at the behest of the US.
The director of the Press and Publications Department (PPD) in Jordan decided to form a committee of media personnel, deputies, clerics and members of PPD’s audio/visual censorship department to review its decision to ban the Egyptian film "State Security," from cinemas and video houses because it...
Exiled Saudi dissident Osama Bin Laden and his followers, blamed by the United States for the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa, may be close to conducting a "terrorist attack," a U.S. intelligence official said Thursday [June 17, 1999]. "We regard him a serious threat, and we have taken a number of...
Names are surely of little real political consequence but in the Middle East, they do play a significant role.
Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti of 25 years is dead, but his Islamic missionary efforts will continue via his extensive writings and an Internet web page.
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