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6. The Islamic religious institution... its absent role and urgent message

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6. The Islamic religious institution... its absent role and urgent message
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P.9
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November 13, 2001
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Mustafá al-Fiqi
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The author speaks about the absent role of the Islamic religious institution and gives his perception of the role it should play. He believes that the Islamic religious institution is not able to spread an awareness of Islam in the West, which believes Islam to be the new enemy of western Christian civilization.

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29. Excerpts from Bin Laden’s interview

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29. Excerpts from Bin Laden’s interview
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P.12
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November 11, 2001
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Hamid Mir
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A Pakistani journalist interviewed Usama Bin Laden who said that if America used chemical or nuclear weapons against his group, they may retort with chemical and nuclear weapons. He added that the Pakistani president would be punished by the Pakistani people and Allah for cooperating with America.

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12. They do not represent Copts

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12. They do not represent Copts
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P.9
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November 7, 2001
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Jamal As‘ad ‘Abd al-Malik
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When the Islamic and Arabic media deal with the attacks of September 11 and its consequences as an Islamic war against western-Christians and say Muslims must be supported, the ordinary Christian finds himself in a denominational quandary. He asks himself if it is a conflict between Islam and Christianity, then where is he in the middle of all this? Such a thing is a real danger to the special relationship between Muslims and Christians in Egypt.

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5. Care needed in the use of the word ’persecution.’

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5. Care needed in the use of the word ’persecution.’
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September 18, 2001
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Cornelis Hulsman
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The German Pontifical Mission Aid Society Missio organized a two-day conference with the title "Persecuted Christians? Analysis from Asia and Africa." Missio invited representatives from Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria, the Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt to their conference who asked for care in using the word ’persecution.’

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10. Taliban refuses to renew diplomats’ visas

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10. Taliban refuses to renew diplomats’ visas
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P.6
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August 20, 2001
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Taliban refused to renew visas given to three western diplomats who are waiting in Kabul to meet their citizens working in rescue agencies. The citizens are accused of Christian missionary activity in Afghanistan.

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10. On enforcing Islamic law

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10. On enforcing Islamic law
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P.68
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May 20, 2001
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Dr. Mustafá Mahmud
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In this article, Mustafa Mahmoud speaks about the true meaning of Shari’a [Islamic law], to whom it has been given and on whose shoulders rests the responsibility of applying it. He comments on application of Shari’a in Sudan and Iran.

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6. From the Iranian Shadour to the European scarf

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6. From the Iranian Shadour to the European scarf
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P.44
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March 3-April 6, 2001
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Mirvat al-Hatim
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The hair cover of the Muslim woman has different shapes and several names that have to do with the local cultures rather than the rules that had been set by the Islamic Shari’a [Islamic law]. Wearing the hijab [hair cover] is still one of the controversial issues in the Islamic world. This controversy has spread to several European countries since Islam has become the second religion and the most widespread one after Christianity.

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12. Christian Council warns of religious intolerance

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12. Christian Council warns of religious intolerance
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January 31, 2001
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POTSDAM, Germany, Jan 30 (AFP) - The World Council of Churches (WCC) on Tuesday warned at a conference here of increasing religious intolerance where Christianity is the minority faith around the globe.

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7. Ben Laden nominates the Egyptian Abu Hafs as his successor in the event of his death or arrest

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7. Ben Laden nominates the Egyptian Abu Hafs as his successor in the event of his death or arrest
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p.6
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January 15, 2001
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Stephen Engelberg, Greg Piece and Jodette Miller
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Foreign intelligence reports have revealed that Ben Laden has nominated the Egyptian Mohammed Atef, known as Abu Hafs, as his successor in the event of his arrest or death. Arab witnesses backed the report whilst officials from the White House said that arresting Ben Laden, although highly desirable, was but one step in a series of events essential for clamping down on the organization.

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6. Birmingham exports fundamentalists to the world

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6. Birmingham exports fundamentalists to the world
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p.3
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January 10, 2001
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Muhammad al-Shafi‘i
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The British government is facing demands for investigation of whether Muslim students in Britain are being militarily trained and armed to fight outside Britain, especially in Chechnya and Kashmir. This demand has led to fears among British Muslims, especially those who belong to the fundamentalist stream. They fear persecution from the government. Birmingham is thought to provide fundamentalist organizations with money and men.

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