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A British court this week ruled in favor of three London-based Islamists, turning down a police request to question them in connection with suspected involvement in terrorism. The suspects include two Egyptians who are leaders of Ansar El-Shari’a, "Upholders of Islamic Law." They are Mustafa Kamel...
During his discussions with congressmen, Moussa conceded that there were "incidents here and there [of religious discrimination] which should not have taken place." But he also emphasized that these were "individual occurrences which could happen in any country and society." In the same breath, he...
Shaykh Fawzī Fādil al-Zifzāf comments on the claims that he, on behalf of the Azhar, signed the Ambassadors of Peace’s ‘Document of Religious Rights’ which prevents intervention to prevent Christian proselytizing or evangelizing a Western Christian doctrine that runs counter with the Eastern...
The controversial ‘Document of Religious Rights’ signed in April 2005 by the then head of the Azhar’s Interfaith Dialogue Committee, Shaykh Fawzī al-Zifzāf with visiting U.S. Christian clerics has made headlines in Egyptian press.
The Supreme Military Court wrote the final chapter last Thursday in a mysterious saga involving suspected members of the country’s largest militant organization, Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiya. Twenty-one defendants had been charged with planning to revive the group’s activities in the Mediterranean city...
The Egyptian American Council has already prepared to welcome President Mubarak heartily. They publish a newspaper called ’The truth’ that has taken a mild stand in presenting Copts’ problems. The editor-in-chief said that they declared that they only represented themselves and they really try hard...
Islamic militant Osama Bin Laden, one of the FBI’s "Ten Most Wanted" men, called on Muslims to target all Americans and condemned them as "immoral," in a television interview broadcast June 10. "They are an immoral people without values," he told Qatar’s satellite television station Al-Jazira in an...
"The West, its politicians and missionaries regard the Islamic world as one entity and, in dealing with Muslims, do not forget that they make up one social unit. But in the meantime, the West does not want us to feel united." Thus wrote Islamic scholar Tarek El-Bishri in the introduction to Ummati...
A government counterattack has thrown the three-week old campaign against the new Law 153 for Associations and Civil Institutions into disarray. Social affairs minister Mervat Tellawi has led a public relations campaign to deflect international criticism of the law, which aims to keep a check on...
The Egyptian authorities reacted promptly to refute US criticism of the law on non-governmental organizations, which the State Department spokesman described as a violation of human right. Whether the law in question is a step forward or backward is a controversy of concern to Egyptians alone. It...

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