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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
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19-04-2008
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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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6. A Saudi day in UNESCO: translation is a way to get to know each other and have intercultural dialogue

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6. A Saudi day in UNESCO: translation is a way to get to know each other and have intercultural dialogue
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p. 4
Date of source: 
01-04-2008
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Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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Translation is a way of promoting the culture of tolerance, combating terrorism and fighting stereotypes.

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8. David Browning: "Muslims need to dialogue with each others before initiating a dialogue with the West

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8. David Browning: "Muslims need to dialogue with each others before initiating a dialogue with the West
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p. 10
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05-04-2008
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(Interviewer): Ranya Salih
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Katia Saqqa
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A non-Muslim academic established an Islamic center in Oxford. The following lines present an interview with Dr. David George Browning in which he gives information about the center and the surrounding circumstances.

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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
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01-04-2008
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Turki al-Sahil (Interviewer)
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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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30. Religions for Peace welcomes the dialogue initiative of the Saudi king

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30. Religions for Peace welcomes the dialogue initiative of the Saudi king
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p. 4
Date of source: 
04-04-2008
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Tamir Shukri
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The World Conference of Religions for Peace has welcomed an inter-religious dialogue initiative that has been called for by the Saudi King after his meeting with the Catholic pope last November.

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29. An American magazine: the Evangelization of Muslims deprives the West of “moderate Muslims”

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29. An American magazine: the Evangelization of Muslims deprives the West of “moderate Muslims”
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p. 5
Date of source: 
20-04-2008
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Tamir Shukri
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The article presents a Mark Steyn article published in an American weekly magazine National Review which rejects the Evangelization of moderate Muslims in the West because it can deprive Islam of moderate leaders who can carry out reformation in Islam.

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32. In the "aftermath" of Fitna

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32. In the "aftermath" of Fitna
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14-04-2008
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Katia Saqqa
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The controversial movie ’Fitna’ aroused heated discussions concerning Arab-West and Islam-West relations. The airing of the controversial movie, caused Western and Arab countries to reconsider their relationships with each other. The conditions of Muslims have become more prominent and the activities of missionary groups in Islamic countries have become subject to heated discussions, especially in West African countries that are known as the Arab West.

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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
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Hudá al-Salih, Nahid Andijani
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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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23. ’Al-Quds li-man?’ [Whose Jerusalem?] a book on the struggle between the three religions on Jerusalem

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23. ’Al-Quds li-man?’ [Whose Jerusalem?] a book on the struggle between the three religions on Jerusalem
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p. 10
Date of source: 
13-04-2008
Author: 
Wafa’ Wasfi
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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The following lines present a review of Rev. Colin Chapman’s book ’Whose Promised land?’ translated into Arabic as la-Quds li-man?’ [Whose Jerusalem?].

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13. Shiqaq responding to Fitna

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13. Shiqāq responding to Fitna
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12-04-2008
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Katia Saqqa
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The Egyptian press relentlessly covers the national and international reactions to Geert Widers’ film ’Fitna’. A young man in Saudi Arabia has made a movie to respond to ’Fitna’. He used shots that showed British solders filming Iraqis being tortured and simultaneously displayed Biblical texts that could, if literally interpreted, be understood as an invitation to violence.

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