From the very beginning, Egypt was never far from Islam. It was not a surprise to Egypt when Muslim armies were marching into it. There was not a single Muslim, during and after the Prophet’s life, who was not certain that Egypt would be opened up by Muslims...
Interview with Dr. Nasr Abu Zeid about his love for Egypt, his status at the Cairo University and Leiden University (The Netherlands), how it happened he was declared an apostate, how he left Egypt and his views about Islam and the West.
Mounting Arab pressure has persuaded the Jordanian government to reverse its position on the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and to enter into dialogue with leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, who have agreed to act as mediators in the dispute between the two sides.
The Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday dispatched a two-man team to Syria to meet with Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, leaders in a bid to come up with a "formula" to end the deadlock between the government and the Palestinian group, a spokesman of the movement said.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is winning international support for his swift moves to end the North African nation’s civil strife, but big obstacles remain for Western investment beyond the oil and gas sector, experts say. Elected in April amid charges of vote fraud, Bouteflika has surprised foreign governments and Western analysts with the pace at which he has pursued reconciliation with Islamist opponents and ended his country’s relative diplomatic isolation.
The Western civilization is still showing its ugly face. All the masks had fallen down in Kosova. At least 100 thousand Albanians have been killed in Kosovo by Serbians who had tortured, killed and slaughtered them like sheep. So where is this great civilization that is behind what is happening in Kosovo?! How can we compare this civilization with the Islamic one?!
Article on the Sufi artist Yassin Al-Tohami which gives some background on Sufism in Egypt.
The prize was previously awarded to the King of Spain Juan Carlos, Nelson Mandela, he President of the Czech Republic Vaslev Havel and this year has been jointly awarded to Dr. Milad Hanna and to ex-Portuguese President Mario Suares. The paper published an interview with Dr. Hanna.