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109. In the Vatican: the cross, the crescent and the ballot box

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109. In the Vatican: the cross, the crescent and the ballot box
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p. 11
Date of source: 
19-04-2008
Author: 
Dr. Sa‘d al-Din Ibrahim
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Katia Saqqa
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Dr. Sa‘d al-Dīn Ibrāhīm, chairman of Ibn Khaldūn Center for Development Studies reports on his paper that was presented to a conference that was held in Rome under the title: ’The Cross, the Crescent and the Ballot Box.’ Ibrāhīm’s paper discussed Islam and democracy. In the following lines Ibrāhīm refers to what he believes to be the Christian opposition of democracy at a certain period of time and foretells that the change that took place in the Catholic Church’s stance can also take place in Arab countries, asserting that the problem of democracy is not related to Islam but to the Arab identity and some Arab rulers.

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4. Egyptian press covers more international reactions to Wilders’ ’Fitna’

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4. Egyptian press covers more international reactions to Wilders’ ’Fitna’
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31-03-2008
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Katia Saqqa
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While the majority of Muslims call to boycott The Netherlands because of the offensive movie ’Fitna,’ some extremists attacked Dutch interests in certain countries. However, Dr, ‘Alī Jum‘ah, the muftī of Egypt explained the way he reacted: “I carried the Glorious Qur’ān, kissed it and read it for over an hour.”’

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10. Jamal al-Banna: The Qur’an only has an impressionistic influence and interpreters pierce the Isra’iliyat in their interpretation of the Qur’an

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10. Jamāl al-Bannā: The Qur’ān only has an impressionistic influence and interpreters pierce the Isrā’īlīyāt in their interpretation of the Qur’ān
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p. 3
Date of source: 
03-04-2008
Author: 
Mahmud ‘Isá (Interviewer)
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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In an interview with Mahmūd ‘Īsá, Muslim thinker Jamāl al-Bannā elaborates on many of his controversial stances and honors the Qur’ān as the only authentic point of reference for Muslims. He also declares that the divine influence of the Qur’ān is not in the human interpretation of the Qur’ānic verses, but in the influence that the word of God itself has on the listener.

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11. Al-Qaradawi: "There are three reasons why the U.K. has forbidden me from entering its territory”

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11. Al-Qaradāwī: "There are three reasons why the U.K. has forbidden me from entering its territory”
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p. 27
Date of source: 
01-04-2008
Author: 
Turki al-Sahil (Interviewer)
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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In his interview with al-Sharq al-Awsat, Shaykh Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī reveals the reasons why he is forbidden from entering the U.K., expressed his opinion about the unremitting Western offenses against Islam and called on Muslim countries to react to the offenses.

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45. The religious state...a temporary matter

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45. The religious state...a temporary matter
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p. 13
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06-04-2008
Author: 
Nabil Sharaf al-Din
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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The author warns of the imminent danger of extremist religious tendencies that have negatively influenced the tolerant nature of Egyptians.

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19. Egyptians Against Religious Discrimination; a successful conference in spite of everything

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19. Egyptians Against Religious Discrimination; a successful conference in spite of everything
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15-04-2008
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Katia Saqqa
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The recent controversial Egyptians Against Religious Discrimination conference was prevented from taking place by force. The following lines shed light on the conference’s recommendations and the press controversy it aroused.

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26. The conflict between Tantawi and Jum‘ah to gain the Catholic Pope’s blessings

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26. The conflict between Tantāwī and Jum‘ah to gain the Catholic Pope’s blessings
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p. 6
Date of source: 
09-04-2008
Author: 
Nabil ‘Abd al-‘Aziz
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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The author highlights the tense relationship between the muftī of Egypt Dr.‘Alī Jum‘ah and the Grand imām of the Azhar, Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī.

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25. The phobia war between Islam and the West; is there a winner?

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25. The phobia war between Islam and the West; is there a winner?
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p. 27
Date of source: 
08-04-2008
Author: 
Hudá al-Salih, Nahid Andijani
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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Islamophobia vs. Westophobia; two postmodern terms. The article presents Muslims’ points of view toward the issue. Dialogue and moderation seem to be the key issues for eliminating the two terms used by fundamentalists on both sides, as most of the people in the following text explained.

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22. Muslim scholars: fatwás on rarely occurred cases should not be raised or taken as a deductive reasoning

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22. Muslim scholars: fatwás on rarely occurred cases should not be raised or taken as a deductive reasoning
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p. 5
Date of source: 
11-04-2008
Author: 
Nahid al-Nabarawi
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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The under-secretary of the People’s Assembly Dr. Zaynab Radwān has called for the fatwás of Imām Mālik to be avoided as they pervert society.

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17. A slaughter license

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17. A slaughter license
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p. 13
Date of source: 
09-04-2008
Author: 
Jamal al-Banna
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Tamir Shukri
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On a program screened on Egyptian TV, Shaykh Khālid al-Jindī has threatened to slaughter the author for opposing his controversial fatwás.

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