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13. Shiqaq responding to Fitna

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Article title: 
13. Shiqāq responding to Fitna
Date of source: 
12-04-2008
Author: 
Katia Saqqa
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The Egyptian press relentlessly covers the national and international reactions to Geert Widers’ film ’Fitna’. A young man in Saudi Arabia has made a movie to respond to ’Fitna’. He used shots that showed British solders filming Iraqis being tortured and simultaneously displayed Biblical texts that could, if literally interpreted, be understood as an invitation to violence.

59. Religious education in the balance

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59. Religious education in the balance
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p. 5
Date of source: 
20-04-2008
Author: 
Tarek Heggy
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The article discusses the percentage of Egyptians that are sent to receive a religious education.

58. King ‘Abd Allah’s call...inter-faith dialogue is a historic necessity

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58. King ‘Abd Allāh’s call...inter-faith dialogue is a historic necessity
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p. 14
Date of source: 
15-04-2008
Author: 
Hashim Salih
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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Hāshim Sālih praises the inter-religious initiative that the Saudi King ‘Abd Allāh Bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz has called for, saying that it may find a way to end the current religious struggles.

32. Saudi Arabia: intellectuals and da‘yahs welcome King ‘Abd Allah Ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz’ initiative of launching interreligious dialogue

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32. Saudi Arabia: intellectuals and dā‘yahs welcome King ‘Abd Allāh Ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azīz’ initiative of launching interreligious dialogue
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p. 4
Date of source: 
26-03-2008
Author: 
Mustafá al-Ansari
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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Saudi and Egyptian Muslim scholars welcome King ‘Abd Allāh Ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azīz’ initiative to launch an interreligious dialogue process between Islam and the other heavenly religions.

31. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques calls for interreligious dialogue to protect humanity from absurdity

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31. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques calls for interreligious dialogue to protect humanity from absurdity
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p. 1, 3, 4
Date of source: 
25-03-2008
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
Article summary: 

King ‘Abd Allāh Ibn ‘Abd Allāh Ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azīz of Saudi Arabia revealed his intention to organize interreligious dialogue conferences that will endeavour to protect humanity from absurd conflicts.

18. “Formerly Christian”

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18. “Formerly Christian”
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p. 1
Date of source: 
23-03-2008
Author: 
Robeir al-Faris
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Robeir al-Faris reviews different articles in the Egyptian press this month related to Muslim-Christian relations. In particular he mentions a new joint Muslim-Christian Web site and an article that cites the al-Ahrām obituary page to prove that Copts are not being persecuted.

5. Toward establishing a national institution for translation and Arabization

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5. Toward establishing a national institution for translation and Arabization
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p. 16
Date of source: 
22-03-2008
Author: 
Talal Ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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The author sheds light on the issue of translation in Saudi Arabia and Arab countries in general. He stresses the compelling need to establish an institution for translation and Arabization that can improve the academic and professional level of translation and enforce the use of Arabic language in different fields of knowledge.

29. Democracy; blown in the wind

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29. Democracy; blown in the wind
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p. 8
Date of source: 
14-03-2008
Author: 
Councilor Labib Halim Labib
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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The assertion of political freedom and the electoral and democratic transformation in the Muslim world does not mean the blind acceptance of Western forms of democracy. Islamic democracy is bound to and directed by Sharī‘ah.

22. Inauguration of the first church in Qatar and the Vatican reveals talks about building churches in Saudi Arabia

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22. Inauguration of the first church in Qatar and the Vatican reveals talks about building churches in Saudi Arabia
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p. 3
Date of source: 
16-03-2008
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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The article reports on the inauguration ceremony of the first Catholic church in Qatar’s capital city Doha.

5. EU Parliament launches severe attack on Egypt on the pretext that they persecute Copts

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5. EU Parliament launches severe attack on Egypt on the pretext that they persecute Copts
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p. 1
Date of source: 
11-03-2008
Author: 
Zaynab al-Darbi
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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Members of the European Parliament, who belong to both liberal and green blocs, have renewed their attacks against the Egyptian regime, calling for Egypt to be added to the blacklist of countries persecuting Christians, which also includes Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Jordan.

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