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Sa‘īd Shu‘ayb writes about the danger of a religious state.
Sa‘īd Shu‘ayb writes about secularism being the best way to protect religion.
Rose al-Yūsuf interviews Nijād al-Bura‘ī, the director of the Cairo-based Group for Democratic Development, about his stance on the role of the National Council for Human Rights [NCHR] in civil society. al- Bura‘ī blames the council for failing to play an intermediary role between the...
Israel is not a religious state; but an occupying state. Arabic resistance is not against the Jews but against the Israeli occupation.
An Egyptian secular Muslim living in Italy says that the Pope’s discourse should be discussed and understood in an objective way, far from fundamentalism and violence.
Sa‘īd Shu‘ayb, the journalist who conducted the interview with the Supreme Guide of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group which triggered uproar amongst writers, political commentators and analysts, gauges reactions.
The author says he interviewed the Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide, Mahdī ‘Ākif, in his Irshād [Guidance] office a few days ahead of the last parliamentary elections, but the interview it was not published in full at the newspaper for which he used to work.
Dr. Abd el-Mon´em Abu Al-Fotouh, Muslim Brotherhood member, denied that the group has any intention to escalate the campaign against poet Ahmed Al-Shahawi´s book “Commandments on Loving Women.” He asserted that the issue is now being handled between the Azhar and the Ministry of Culture,...
Asharq Al-Awsat published the second and final part of the interview with Dr. Abdel Monem Abul Fotouh, one of the prominent figures of Muslim Brotherhood group. This part discusses Muslim-Jewish relations and the rights of citizens.
Al-Arabi published the first part of the interview with Dr. Abdel Monem Abul Fotouh, one of the prominent members in the guiding office of Muslim Brotherhood group. It concerns the equivocation of Muslim brotherhood vis-à-vis understanding of culture and arts.
The article is an interview with poet Ahmed Al-Shahawi, the author of the controversial book “Commandments Concerning Loving Women.” The book is believed to defame Islam and was referred by the head of the Book Organization to an Azhar committee to examine it. He defends his book against the...
‘Abd al-Mun‘im Abu al-Futouh spoke in this interview with al-‘ظگArabī about his controversial visit to Egyptian Nobel laureate Najīb Mahfouz within the group’s activities as being in contact with intellectuals in the society, as well as the group’s relations with Copts.
In this interview, the Coptic intellectual Dr. Milad Hanna expresses his free-spoken opinions concerning the aspired political reform in Egypt and the situation of Copts in terms of principles of equality and citizenship.
What led me to interview Dr. Ayman Sabri Farag, or Abu Gaffar Al-Masry Al-Kandahari, was not his ideas, most of which I disagree with. Apart from this, there are many who embrace the same ideas. I was actually attracted to his outstanding, unique loyalty to and total absorption in his own ideas,...
I was very much astonished when Dr. Ayman Sabri Farag or Abu Gaffar Al-Masry Al-Kandahari told me “During the time of violent incidents in Upper Egypt, I felt very distressed. In his opinion, these incidents ‘tarnish the image of Islam and turn people away from it.’ These incidents do away with...
I conducted this interview with Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim almost two months ago, but it was not complete. The atmosphere was very tense because he considered the questions a sort of an insult to him. Dr. Ibrahim calls for freedom and democracy all the time, so how can he get angry at a question,...
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