61. Remembering Dr. Heleen van der Meulen-Duhm: A life full of encouragement
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December 31, 2011
Previously, I have written in Arab-West Report about people who have influenced me, such as former Dutch Consul-General to Saudi Arabia, Daniel van der Meulen (1894–1989), who stimulated my interest in the Arab world and Muslim-Christian relations. Syrian-Orthodox Bishop, Samuel Aktash of the Tur Abdin in Turkey showed me in the mid-eighties the damage caused by oriental Christians leaving their homelands, a theme repeated by HRH Prince Hassan bin-Talal in an interview he gave me in 2008 for Christianity Today. Also, Dr. Otto F.A. Meinardus (1925–2005), Egyptian thinker Dr. William Qilada (1924–1999), and Bishop Athanasius, Metropolitan of Beni Suef (1923–2000) influenced my outlook on Coptic Christianity and traditions. In this article I would like to highlight the life of Mrs. Helene Marie van der Meulen-Duhm, widow of Daniel van der Meulen. I much appreciate that Prof. Bernd van der Meulen, looked at the draft text and added information for this article.
3. Also “Christian persecution” needs to be checked
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The author discusses the prevalence of rumors in Egypt and how often the consequences of such rumors are more serious than their original cause. He notes the work of Drs. Hulsman in researching the factual events of claims of Christian persecution and Muslim outrage and in providing an electronic databank and translation service so that the Western and Arab world can become acquainted with each other’s media.