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13. Terrorist attacks in Morocco and Algeria ring the bell of Islamic extremism

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13. Terrorist attacks in Morocco and Algeria ring the bell of Islamic extremism
Date of source: 
18-04-2007
Author: 
Katia Saqqa
Article summary: 

The latest terrorist attacks in Algeria and Morocco were a considerable warning of the increasing power of the Islamic groups in general and that of al-Qā‘idah in particular. The attacks sparked world wide protests and many people attributed them to the U.S. strategy in the Middle East.

18. The Azhar admits to mistakes in Sudan’s Mushaf

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18. The Azhar admits to mistakes in Sudan’s Mushaf
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p. 1
Date of source: 
12-04-2007
Author: 
Subhi Mijahid
Reviewer: 
Hani Sa‘d
Article summary: 

The Azhar officials have admitted the existence of copies of the Azhar Mushaf in Sudan that contain

typographical mistakes

22. Minority rights between Shari‘ah and law

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22. Minority rights between Sharī‘ah and law
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p. 4
Date of source: 
15-04-2007
Author: 
Ikhlass Atallah
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The author considers the rights of minorities and if the rights afforded to them hold up to the

standards of Sharī‘ah and the Qur’ān.

41. Expatriate Copts attack regime in Egypt

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41. Expatriate Copts attack regime in Egypt
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p. 8
Date of source: 
04-04-2007
Author: 
‘Imad Basili
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Coptic thinkers in Egypt have rejected a conference called for by expatriate Copt Dr. ‘Adlī Abādīr entitled, ‘The Rights of Minorities in the Middle East.’ The organizers have launched an aggressive attack on political authorities in Egypt, accusing them of causing a setback in social and economic development.

3. Media distortions: Presenting a new media-watch project

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3. Media distortions: Presenting a new media-watch project
Date of source: 
10-04-2007
Author: 
Cornelis Hulsman
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The article presents the transcript of a lecture for the Arab Thought Forum. It considers media distortions and mis-representation in the media that only serve to further antagonize Muslim-Christian relations and the perception of Islam and the Arab world in the West. Drs. Cornelis Hulsman explains the role of the Center for Arab West Understanding, and the importance of constructive, unbiased, and fully researched journalism.

55. Secularism insures integrated citizenship

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55. Secularism insures integrated citizenship
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p. 2
Date of source: 
01-04-2007
Author: 
al-‘Afif al-Akhdar
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The author asserts that secularism is the right way to peaceful cooperative society.

8. Al-Turabi is not qualified to issue fatwás, Azhar scholars say

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8. Al-Turābī is not qualified to issue fatwás, Azhar scholars say
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p. 26
Date of source: 
29-03-2007
Author: 
Muhammad Khalil
Article summary: 

Islamic scholars of the Azhar have rejected a fatwá issued by a key Islamic leader in Sudan, Dr. Hasan al-Turābī, in which he denies the hadd of stoning a male adulterer, believing it to be a Jewish rather than an Islamic order. He also recognises the testimony made by an educated woman as equal to that of four illiterate men.

70. More about the near future!

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70. More about the near future!
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p. 11
Date of source: 
19-03-2007
Author: 
‘Abd al-Mun‘im Sa‘id
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In his article, Dr. Sa‘īd highlights the present Egyptian lack of national concordance. He tries to explain the source of the major disagreement over the Constitution, stating various reasons.

2. Arab-West Report, Annual Report 2006

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2. Arab-West Report, Annual Report 2006
Date of source: 
25-05-2007
Author: 
Arab-West Report
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The Center for Arab-West Understanding presents its annual report for 2006, highlighting the objectives achieved and the goals for the upcoming year. 2006 was landmarked by growing toward the Center for Arab-West Understanding, and laying the basis for an electronic documentation center.

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