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The article reports on the angry reactions of Muslim countries after new caricatures which mock the Prophet Muhammad were published in a Swedish newspaper.
An Egyptian Islamist who holds Pakistani citizenship demanded that he be transferred from Abu Za’bal prison [in Egypt] to Guantanamo detention center in Cuba, where almost 580 Qa’ida and Taliban detainees are imprisoned, claiming that he would receive better treatment there. He claimed that he is exposed to oppression and injustice.
The article analyzes the trend of Islamic groups to fight their way to power under the cloak of religion.
The author continues his series of articles on Bedouinization. He questions to what extent it is accurate to say that the Bedoiuns had a great influence on culture in the Middle East, and considers dress code among other things.
article talks about a member of
al-Qa‘īdah who spies for European intelligence. This double agent
gives a detailed
picture and secret information about what happens inside the al-Qa‘īdah camps,
as well as
information on Ūsāmah Bin Lādin and his men.
Text of lecture about a declining Christianity in the Middle East. Dalrymple compares between his travels in the mid nineties to when he collected material for his book ‘From the Holy Mountain: A Journey among the Christians of the Middle East,’ and recently travelled to the areas he had visited ten years earlier. Dalrymple concludes “When I started this journey, I had imagined that it would be quite a simple story of fundamentalist Muslim persecution of Christians. Now one of the most interesting things I found on this journey was the fact that this was the case almost nowhere. The situation, as so often in the Middle East, is far more complex than it appears when viewed from the distance of London or Washington. The situations in almost all cases turned out to be far more complex than one would imagine, and the rights and wrongs to be very different than the ones they seem from the distance.”
The Taliban ruling Afghanistan denied recent reports about its agreement to exchange two
Americans, who were accused, with another six aid workers, of Christian missionary activity in Afghanistan,
Omar Abdel Raḥmān. Raḥmān, the spiritual leader of the Egyptian Jamā‘āt al-Islāmīyah, is serving a life
On October 28, 15 Christians and a Muslim were killed by five unknown people, who opened fire on the people when they were praying in the Catholic Church, in Bahawalpur, in Pakistan It is the first time in the history of Pakistan that Christians have been killed in a Church. Catholic and Protestant leaders condemn this incident.
The people of Quesna
village in Egypt stress that the Taliban Ambassador’s translator in Islamabad was a member of the Egyptian Jihad
organization who was sentenced by an Egyptian court to 15 years imprisonment. In his turn, the Taliban Ambassador
stressed that his translator is an Afghan from Kandahar.
The article gives an outline of the terrorists that the Egyptian courts convicted but who were offered asylum by foreign countries, among which was America. It sheds light on their crimes and the judgments made against them. The author points out that America, which once hosted some of these terrorists was attacked by terrorism on September 11.