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Hāla Muṣṭafā was born in Egypt in 1958, although Muṣṭafā was appointed to be a member of the new Policies Committee of the National Democratic Party (NDP) in 2002, Muṣṭafā presents herself as an independent writer and thinker more than a party member. This commitment is reflected in her...
Ayman Muḥammad Rabīʿ al-Ẓawāhirī is a Muslim who claims that he is committed to bring the golden age of the caliphate back, and advocates a violent means of jihād to achieve his objectives. His own native country Egypt, along with many other countries, considers him a terrorist. During the 1990s,...
During a speech at a conference in Washington DC on combatting extremism, US President Barack Obama said, "we cannot let extremist [takfīrī] organizations destroy our societies." He asked nations to call for understanding among their young people and not leave them to the polarization of extremism...
American President: Muslims in Egypt have protected churches with their lives During a speech at a conference in Washington DC on combatting extremism, US President Barack Obama said, "we cannot let extremist [takfīrī] organizations destroy our societies." He asked nations to call for...
The American newspaper "The Washington Times" reported that American President Barak Obama met last week with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood who were part of a delegation of Islamist leaders to the White House. The newspaper added that Obama spoke with the 14 leaders for more than an...
On its last day in Jerusalem, the delegation of the American church leaders met with the mayor of Jerusalem, officials at the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the top Palestinian leader in Jerusalem and issued a final statement at a press conference. The final statement said that the delegation has...
The punishment for Ridda [apostasy] from Islam was not stated clearly in the Holy Qur’an like the punishment for stealing. However, it was mentioned in two not-agreed-by-all Hadiths. The scholars did not consider such Hadiths while giving opinions, to the extent that Dr. Mahmoud Shaltout, the late...
Youssef Sidhom continuing to defend himself against criticism of his accepting a prize from Freedom House in Washington D.C. in the USA, outlines his conversation with Mrs. Nina Shea, manager of Freedom House in Washington D.C., at a luncheon after the presentation of prizes by Freedom House to...
Youssef Sidhom, editor-in-chief at Watani newspaper, was one of seven Egyptians chosen by the Freedom House center in Washington DC in the USA to receive a prize awarded to them "for the bold and courageous attitudes of your work in the area of defending the basic human rights for all Egyptians."...
Running and hiding gets more difficult for Osama bin Laden, the alleged terrorist whose hosts in Afghanistan face UN sanctions, may take little comfort from a precedent in Libya earlier this year.
The repercussions precipitated by the mushrooming conflict in Nazareth over the building of a mosque across from the dominating Basilica of Annunciation are outrageous and sad, especially when one realizes that the roots of the conflict are actually political and not religious as some chose to...
Business executives in Saudi Arabia continue to transfer tens of millions of dollars to bank accounts linked to Osama bin Laden, accused of last year’s U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa, USA Today reported Friday.
The United States dropped the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) from its list of "foreign terrorist organizations". In the first review of the list in two years, it added the Al Qaida group of Saudi-born Islamist Osama Ben Laden, accused of bombing the U.S. embassies in...
Cairo has shown criticism to a report recently issued by the American Ministry of Foreign Affairs which accuses Egypt of religious abuse against Copts.
Cairo has criticized a report recently published by the American Foreign Ministry which accuses Egypt of religious persecution against Copts.
Intention of Pope John Paul II to visit Iraq, among other countries in the Middle East, for millennium celebrations, has been known for over a year. But this week the United States made its disapproval of the impending trip public as it has become clear that the Vatican organizers are going ahead...
Jordan’s clampdown on the activities of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, is bound to put an end to complaints by the Palestine National Authority and Israel, diplomats and political analysts said on Tuesday.
The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, says it plans to establish a new "national body" before year’s end to replace the Palestine Liberation Organization, which it describes as obsolete.
Egypt has been a target of malicious media assaults from different parts of the world for so long. Mass media in some countries make use of any incident that might take place in Egypt and make big stories out of them, thus attempting to disgrace the image of Egypt in the eyes of the whole world....
The Clinton administration is considering dropping Libya from the US list of alleged state sponsors of terrorism and Syria may not be far behind, according to a Congressional research report. "Libyan sponsorship of terrorism has declined to the point at which the administration is considering...
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