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

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3. Media distortions: Presenting a new media-watch project
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10-04-2007
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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.

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9. A woman’s sitting on a chair is an obvious adultery!

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9. A woman’s sitting on a chair is an obvious adultery!
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pp. 40-42
Date of source: 
March 31
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Nahid ‘Izzat
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The author of Rose al-Yūsuf presents samples of what she calls “random weird fatwás” that spoil Muslims’ lives. Football is ḥarām, a woman sitting on a chair is adultery, and learning English is an ugly identification with West, the “enemy of the Islamic Nation!”

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56. Bishop Bishuy owes 100 million L.E.

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56. Bishop Bīshūy owes 100 million L.E.
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p. 20
Date of source: 
17-03-2007
Author: 
Yasir Nasr
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Following the media uproar aroused over Bishop Bīshūy, the general secretary of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church, a lawsuit is presented to the court of Summary Jurisdiction against him and his publisher by ‘Ādil Girgis. The claimant asked for 100 million Egyptian pounds in compensation.

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60. The historical memory and the future of Egypt

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60. The historical memory and the future of Egypt
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p. 10
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10-03-2007
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Dr. Samir Marqus
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Some political groups aiming to achieve their individual goals manipulate history to their own benefit.

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17. Armed movements...aims and profits [1]

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17. Armed movements...aims and profits [1]
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p. 6
Date of source: 
12-03-2007
Author: 
Muntasir al-Zayyat
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Muntaṣir al-Zayyāt, the author, talks about reasons and targets of violence-based Islamic movements in the Islamic world.

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60. George Bibawi sues the Holy Synod

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60. George Bibāwī sues the Holy Synod
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p. 13
Date of source: 
02-03-2007
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Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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George Bibāwī has filed a lawsuit with the State Council against the Holy Synod requesting the cancellation of the church’s decision to excommunicate him from the church.

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56. Why was George Ḥabīb Bibāwī tried?

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56. Why was George Ḥabīb Bibāwī tried?
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p. 7
Date of source: 
28-02-2007
Author: 
Father ‘Abd al-Masih Basit Abu al-Khayr
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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Father ‘Abd al-Masīḥ Basīṭ Abū al-Khayr explains why George Ḥabīb Bibāwī is being tried.

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30. The perils of a religious state [6]

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30. The perils of a religious state [6]
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p. 12
Date of source: 
05-03-2007
Author: 
Jabir ‘Asfur
Reviewer: 
Shayma’ al-Shami
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In this article, the sixth in a series entitled, ‘The Perils of a Religious State,’ Dr. Jābir ‘Aṣfūr describes the supporters of the concept of a religious state as being opponents of citizenship and nationalism.

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7. The anarchy of religious Fatawá is distorting the [concept of] ijtihad

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7. The anarchy of religious Fatāwá is distorting the [concept of] ijtihad
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p.9
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January 13, 2003
Author: 
Ghassan al-Imam
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The article is about religious Fatāwá [religious rulings] and the need for scientific integrity in mentioning evidences that supports or contradicts Fatāwá given by Muslim clerics.

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29. Scotland Yard raids a mosque in London and detains seven

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29. Scotland Yard raids a mosque in London and detains seven
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Nirmin Fawzi
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Scotland Yard raided the mosque where Egyptian fundamentalist Abū Hamza al-Masri preaches, after

receiving information from the French intelligence service about it. British officials stressed that such measures are

not against Islām. al-Masri led the Friday prayers in the street for two successive weeks.

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