The author presents a series of three articles reviewing memoirs of Moroccan ‘Umar al-Nāsir – the pseudonym of a spy who infiltrated al-Qā‘idah in Afghanistan at the behest of European intelligence agencies.
Rajā’ī ‘Atiyyah writes about false explanations of religious texts that serve political purposes.
Sāmī Hāmid reports about the latest U.S. report regarding freedom of religion in Egypt.
A Web site allegedly related to al-Qā‘idah shows a 10-minute film depicting the catastrophic results of the American and Israeli attacks in different parts of the world.
German police carry out search operations to catch Islamists suspected of inciting jihād while the Danish government decides to close its embassies in Algeria and Afghanistan out of fear of attacks.
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.
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.
The article discusses the percentage of Egyptians that are sent to receive a religious education.
Tarek Heggy writes on the phenomenon of the increase in the number of students attending religious educational institutes.
The issue of Muslims who are recruited into foreign armies and their participation in the wars taking place in Muslim countries is under discussion by the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy.