Saudi Arabia

81. I repent, Isra’ ‘Abd al-Fattah states after being released on charges of general strike promotion

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81. I repent, Isrā’ ‘Abd al-Fattāh states after being released on charges of general strike promotion
Date of source: 
24-04-2008
Author: 
Tamir Shukri
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The article reports on the release of Isrā’ ‘Abd al-Fattāh after 18 days of abduction on charges of inciting the so-called April 6 general strike.

69. The building of peace on the basis of inter-faith dialogue

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69. The building of peace on the basis of inter-faith dialogue
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p. 10
Date of source: 
26-04-2008
Author: 
‘Abd al-‘Aziz Bin ‘Uthman al-Tuwijri
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
Article summary: 

The author talks about a symposium that was held in Spain to discuss the role of religions in the building of peace and praises King ‘Abd Allah Bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz and Mr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza for their contributions to interfaith dialogue.

13. Controversial fatwás, that forbid offering flowers [2]

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13. Controversial fatwás, that forbid offering flowers [2]
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p. 11
Date of source: 
23-04-2008
Author: 
Rif‘at Sayyid Ahmad
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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The Council of Senior Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued a fatwá prohibiting flowers from being offered because it is a tradition that came from infidel countries.

9. Translation...a necessity for dialogue

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9. Translation...a necessity for dialogue
Date of source: 
23-04-2008
Author: 
Tamir Shukri
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The article shows how translation is important to bridging the current gap between civilizations.

109. In the Vatican: the cross, the crescent and the ballot box

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109. In the Vatican: the cross, the crescent and the ballot box
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p. 11
Date of source: 
19-04-2008
Author: 
Dr. Sa‘d al-Din Ibrahim
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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Dr. Sa‘d al-Dīn Ibrāhīm, chairman of Ibn Khaldūn Center for Development Studies reports on his paper that was presented to a conference that was held in Rome under the title: ’The Cross, the Crescent and the Ballot Box.’ Ibrāhīm’s paper discussed Islam and democracy. In the following lines Ibrāhīm refers to what he believes to be the Christian opposition of democracy at a certain period of time and foretells that the change that took place in the Catholic Church’s stance can also take place in Arab countries, asserting that the problem of democracy is not related to Islam but to the Arab identity and some Arab rulers.

6. A Saudi day in UNESCO: translation is a way to get to know each other and have intercultural dialogue

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6. A Saudi day in UNESCO: translation is a way to get to know each other and have intercultural dialogue
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p. 4
Date of source: 
01-04-2008
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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Translation is a way of promoting the culture of tolerance, combating terrorism and fighting stereotypes.

8. David Browning: "Muslims need to dialogue with each others before initiating a dialogue with the West

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8. David Browning: "Muslims need to dialogue with each others before initiating a dialogue with the West
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p. 10
Date of source: 
05-04-2008
Author: 
(Interviewer): Ranya Salih
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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A non-Muslim academic established an Islamic center in Oxford. The following lines present an interview with Dr. David George Browning in which he gives information about the center and the surrounding circumstances.

11. Al-Qaradawi: "There are three reasons why the U.K. has forbidden me from entering its territory”

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11. Al-Qaradāwī: "There are three reasons why the U.K. has forbidden me from entering its territory”
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p. 27
Date of source: 
01-04-2008
Author: 
Turki al-Sahil (Interviewer)
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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In his interview with al-Sharq al-Awsat, Shaykh Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī reveals the reasons why he is forbidden from entering the U.K., expressed his opinion about the unremitting Western offenses against Islam and called on Muslim countries to react to the offenses.

30. Religions for Peace welcomes the dialogue initiative of the Saudi king

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30. Religions for Peace welcomes the dialogue initiative of the Saudi king
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p. 4
Date of source: 
04-04-2008
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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The World Conference of Religions for Peace has welcomed an inter-religious dialogue initiative that has been called for by the Saudi King after his meeting with the Catholic pope last November.

29. An American magazine: the Evangelization of Muslims deprives the West of “moderate Muslims”

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29. An American magazine: the Evangelization of Muslims deprives the West of “moderate Muslims”
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p. 5
Date of source: 
20-04-2008
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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The article presents a Mark Steyn article published in an American weekly magazine National Review which rejects the Evangelization of moderate Muslims in the West because it can deprive Islam of moderate leaders who can carry out reformation in Islam.

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