The Swedish authorities had received three written guarantees from Egypt before handing over the Egyptian fundamentalist leader Ahmed Agiza. The first is that Agiza will not be tortured when he comes back to Egypt, the second guarantee is that Agiza will be re-prosecuted by non-military courts. The last guarantee is that there will be no death or life sentence given to Agiza.
European Union (EU) foreign policy commissioner Javier Solana had talks with Egyptian President Husnī Mubārak over ways of protecting religious symbols and beliefs as part of his efforts to defuse the crisis. During his visit to Egypt, the second leg of his tour of Arab and Muslim nations in the area, Solana expressed a "deep wish to have relations with the Muslim world back to normal."
Certain parties have managed to dominate the minds of some Europeans and bring them into a state of genuine panic about losing their national identity at the hands of what they called the Islamic cultural invasion. This has been one effective result of the boycott against Denmark following the cartoon row in the first part of 2006. On the other hand, some Arabs are calling for the need to boost their own position in the world, and allow some of their own self-criticism.
Recently a Calcutta court has lifted a ban, imposed by the Bangladeshi authorities, on a book by Taslima Nasrin. The Bangladeshi court considered the book offensive to Muslims.
Religious hymns have a long history, but in its current form, a young British Muslim named Sami Yousuf has a remarkably successful career in the field, after releasing his first album in 2003 in Europe.
The sheikh of the mosque was shocked when he found out that the some of his worshippers were actually FBI agents who used to frequent the mosque until one day, they revealed their identity and arrested some worshippers. Muslims must defend their religion against the terrorist groups that are taking hold of mosques in America and Europe and is desecrating houses of worship and turning mosques into watchful places imbued with suspicion.
The lie [about] the burning of the Jews in the Nazi crematories has been spread throughout the world until our time with the aim of blackmailing the West and make it easier for the Jews of Europe to take hold of Palestine and establish a state on it.
When this lie was scientifically examined, it was proven that it is untrue, that its reasoning was weak, and that they cannot withstand the test of solid fact.
On the other hand, this spread of this lie [by Jews] aimed at receiving financial, technological, and economic aid from the West.
The UN Committee Against Torture attacked Sweden to hand over terrorists to Egypt in December 2001. It was claimed that terrorist Ahmad Husayn cUjayza had been tortured after he returned to Egypt. The Committee mentioned that Swedish authorities should have known that Egypt continuously resorts to torture against detainees.
There is an organized Israeli plan to blackmail Europe to the detriment of Islam in a way that makes Jews stronger in Europe, while increasing hostility against Islam, Maariv, an Israeli newspaper, wrote.
The Egyptian authorities released a famous
fundamentalist extradited by Sweden in 2002. They also commuted a lifetime sentence of another to
a 15-year imprisonment.