List of persons names (and their functions) used in AWR-Articles

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Name Function
Christian Fastenrath
Christian Fastenrath
Christina Lamb

Journalist; Foreign Correspondent for The Sunday Times

Christine Nādir Kamāl

Egyptian Coptic girl who converted to Islam and married a Muslim man

Christoph Luxenberg

Christoph Luxenberg is the pseudonym of the author of  the book  "The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran: A Contribution to the Decoding of the Language of the Qur'an" (2000, 2007).

Christophe Magdy Saber [Christophe Majdī Ṣābir]

A filmmaker. Born in Cairo/Egypt, in 1991. Egyptian/Swiss nationality. He released his first documentary feature film, THE VALLEY OF SALT, which premiered at Thessaloniki and Hot Docs Film festival in Toronto.

Christopher A. Lamb (Dr.)
Christopher Charles Lamb (Reverend, Dr.)

Member of the Interfaith Commission of the Anglican Communion

Christopher Frattina
Cicero (Roman Orator)
Cindy Lee Garcia (actor)
Clare Turner
Clark Benner Lombardi

A professor of Islamic, constitutional and comparitative law at the school of law of Washington University

Claude Guibal

French author. 

Claudia Yvonne Wiens

German author; Writer and photographer for the Daily Standard

Colin Powell
Colin Powell (Secretary of State)

U.S. Secretary of State (2001-2005)

Condoleezza Rice (Secretary of State)

U.S. Secretary of State (2005-2009); National Security Advisor (2001-2005)

Constantine I [Constantine the Great] (Roman Emperor)

Emperor of the Roman Empire (324-337 AD)

Corin Kazanjian
Cornelio Sommaruga (Dr.)
Cornelis Hulsman
Cornelis Hulsman (Drs.)

Editor in Chief AWR (Former RNSAW); Director of CIDT; Secretary - General of CAWU; Secretary - General of the Foreign Press Association in Cairo; Author


Corry-Anne van der Tang (Mrs.)
Cosmas II ‎(Pope)

During the ministry of the Coptic Orthodox Pope Cosmas II, the second period of Iconoclasm emerged (814–842‎). The Iconoclasm is the period during which religious and imperial authorities within the Eastern Church opposed the use of religious images or icons.

Counselor Mahed Abdel Wahed
Counselor Maḥmūd al-Khudayrī [Legislative Committee Chairman]
Counselor Tharwat Hammād [Egyptian Judge]
Counselor ʿAdil ʿabdil-Ḥamīd [Egyptian Minister Of Justice]
Cyril Ava Fini (Father)

Monk from Abū Fānā , witness to the attack on the monastery

Da Pusheng (Imam)

Da Pusheng (1874-1964) – influential Chinese Islamic scholar and one of the ‘Four Great Ahongs’ of the 20th century. Da was the co-founder and rector of the Islam Normal School in Shanghai. In 1955, Da accompanied Zhou Enlai to the Bandung Conference in Indonesia, where he tried to gain global Muslim support for China.

Ḍāhir Ghandūr

A Lebanese political researcher, he wrote a study entitled “Roots of Modern Democracy” which was published in 1993, particpated in a roundtable discussion initiated by AWR on the amendment of Art. 2 of the Constitution (see AWR-Paper Nr. 40 )


Dalāl al-Bizrī (Dr.)


Dale Gavlak

Correspondent of Vatican Radio and National Public Radio (USA); Board member of AWR

Dalīl Abū Bakr (Dalil Boubakeur) (Dr.)

Head of the Islamic Representative Council, imam of Paris Grand Mosque

Dāliyyā Hilāl (Dr.)


Dālyā Gūda (Dr.)
Dālyā ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd
Damiyyānūs I (Bishop)

Greek Orthodox archbishop of Mount Sinai and Raithu; Abbot of St. Catherine’s Monastery in South Sinai

Dan Brown

U.S. Author; Author of 'The Davinci Code' (2003)

Dana Smillie
Daniel (Bishop of Sydney)
Daniel Barenboim (Maestro - UN Peace Envoy)
Daniel C. Kurtzer (Dr.)

U.S. Ambassador to Israel (2001-2005); Former Ambassador to Egypt

Daniel Cajuiat
Daniel Ellsberg

American economist and activist

Daniel Pipes

U.S. academic, writer, and political commentator; pro-Israel activist

Daniel van der Meulen

Dutch diplomat and explorer, encouraged Arab-West Report's Cornelis Hulsman to focus his studies on Muslim-Christian relations.

Danish Journalist
Dāniyāl (Bishop of Bani Swayif)
Dāniyyāl (Bishop)

General Bishop for the churches of al-Macādī and Dār al-Salām (Since 1991)

Dāniyyāl al-Anṭūnī [Daniel El-Anthony] (Father)
Dāniyyāl al-Barāmūsī [Edward Israq] (Father)

Former Coptic Orthodox monk who became a Protestant pastor

Dāniyyāl Wadīʿ (Father)

Late Coptic Orthodox priest; Opponent of Pope Shenouda

Dāniyyāl [Daniel] (Prophet)


Danny Danon

Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

Dave Petrescue (Pastor)

Senior pastor of Macadī Community Church

Dave Trott (Republican Congressman) (USA)
David (Dāwūd) (Coptic Orthodox Bishop of New York)
David Aikman

US journalist of British origin; Author; Foreign affairs commentator

David B. Barrett (Reverend, Dr.)

After leaving the Britain’s Royal Aircraft Establishment in 1948 he continued his studies and received a  Master degree in 1952. In 1954 he  was ordained a deacon at the Church of England and a priest in 1955. Afterwards, he was appointed as a missionary through the Church Missionary Society in 1956. He co-authored the World Christian Encyclopedia of 1982 which is highly controversial when it comes to the number of (Coptic) Christians living in Egypt.

David Bedein

Director of Israel Resource News Agency (IRNA) and Center for Near East Policy Research (CFNEPR)

David Ben-Gurion (Prime Minister)

First prime minister of Israel (1953-1963)

David Benjamin Keldani [ʿAbd al-Aḥad Dāwūd] (Priest)
David Blunkett (PC)

British Labour Party politician and the Member of Parliament for (MP) Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough

David Cameron (Prime Minister)

David William Donald Cameron is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between May 11, 2010 and July 13, 2016. He was also leader of the Conservative Party.

David Conner (Bishop, Dean of Windsor - U.K.)
David D. Arnold

President of the American University in Cairo (Since 2003)

David D. Grafton

Pastor of St. Andrew’s United Church of Cairo


David Grant
David Horowitz
David Irving

British writer specializing in the military history of World War II

David Levy (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel)

He is an Israeli Politician. He was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel.

David Lipton‎ (IMF)
David Patrick Paul Alton (Lord)

British politician; former Liberal Party and later Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament (MP) who now sits as cross bench member of the House of Lords

David Shenk
David Sims
David van der Meulen

Witness of the Luxor attack in 1997. Travelled together with Saskia van der Mast. They met with Beatrix of the Netherlands during her state visit.

David Weaver
David Welch
David Welch (Dr.)

U.S. Diplomat; Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (2005-2008); Ambassador to Egypt (2001-2005)

Dāwūd al-Bāz

Professor of law at Damanhour University

Dāwūd al-Shariyyān
Dāwūd Buṭrus (Father)


Dāwūd Ghaṭās Ayyūb (Sr., Father)
Dāwūd Lamʿī (Pastor)
Dāwūd Tādrus (Father, Archpriest)

Patriarchal deputy in Cairo

Dayr al-Barshā)
Dean Pruitt
Dean ʿ Aṣim ḥamza [Director Of Suhāj's Criminal Prosecutions]
Deng Xiaoping (Chairman of the Central Advisory Commission of the Communist Party of China)

Deng Xiaoping (1904-1997) – Paramount Leader of China between 1978 and 1992. Deng initiated large-scale economic and political reform, relinking China to the world economy. Due to this reason, Deng is generally attributed with China’s ‘economic miracle’ and rapid development

Derek Plumbly (Sir)

British diplomat; Chairman of the Assessment and Evaluation Commission in Sudan (Since 2008); Ambassador to Egypt (2003-2008); Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (2000-2003)

Derk Walters (Journalist)
Detlef Mueller (Prof.)
Diana al-Ḍabaʿa

Author; Journalist

Diana Michaelis
Diana Moore (Mariam Danelou)
Diana Serodio