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The author discusses trends of political Islam and terrorist attacks in the West. He questions why British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has not stated that Muslims worldwide should condemn terrorism.
The article explores the history of the Bedouin nomads, specifically the impact that their presence, settlements, traditions and lifestyle have had throughout the Middle East.
The fifth anniversary of 9/11 was a strong reminder of the continued war declared by Islamism against the world, and especially the “infidel West.” This article approaches some of the many questions that that have been raised by the war.
The author of the article, ‘Ādil Jindī, discusses excerpts from speeches by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in which he urged his people to prepare themselves for the return of the Mahdī. Jindī quotes the speaker of the Iranian Majlis, Mahdī Karrubi, as saying that in preparation for the...
The author analyses recent conflicts between the West and Islamic regimes, including the recent conflict between Israel and the Hizb Allāh and asserts that ultimately the war is one of many battles to be fought between those who wish to join the modern world and those who think they have an...
On the first anniversary of the July 7 London bombings, Al-Sharq al-Awsat devoted much space in its issues of July 6 to 8, 2006 to articles analyzing a recent survey by The Times on the terrorist acts which claimed 52 lives and injured more than 700 people.
The writer presents an overview of two books: First, “The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror” by Bernard Lewis. Second, “Al Qa´ida And What It Means To Be Modern” by John Gray.
The author believes that the way the concept of jihad is used should be reconsidered, especially after the terrorist operations in Riyadh and Casablanca. He criticizes the Sheikh of the Azhar for his call to jihad against the US forces in Iraq.
The author comments on the speech of Mahater Muhammad, Malaysian prime minister, in the latest Islamic summit. Muhammad declared that Jews control the world and that frustrated Muslims should try to learn from them. In view of the Western reactions to such declaration, the author asked: who should...
Most people would find the question, “what is terrorism?”, extremely strange, particularly after the recent atrocities worldwide. Moreover, we all know what terrorism is, because we have either suffered from it directly, or via the mass media.


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