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At 10 am, last Wednesday, Albright met with Sacd al-Dīn Ibrāhīm at the Ibn Suhyoun (son of a Zionist) Center, formerly known as the Ibn Khaldoun Center in al-Muqattam. Extraordinary security measures were taken. Police, detectives, and anti-terrorism specialists were spread everywhere to protect...
A few days ago, 31 Egyptian women took the oath of office as judges amid fierce controversy and strong criticism from conservatives.
The press review sheds light on a meeting recently held between House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Muhammad Sa‘d al-Katātnī, at the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Francis Riccardone’s residence. It also highlights an alleged deal between the Brotherhood and...
A recent meeting held between Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood bloc in the Egyptian parliament, Dr. Muhammad Sa‘d al-Katātinī at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Cairo, has raised many questions about the possibility of future dialogue...
Following the recent uproar over the broadcast of ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ the Discovery Channel plans to broadcast a documentary featuring a tomb, claimed to belong to Jesus and his alleged wife, Mary Magdalene, amidst strong-worldwide protests from Christian clergy.
The Islamic Research Academy, affiliated with the Azhar, recently brought charges of insulting heavenly religions and God against Egyptian feminist and writer, Dr. Nawāl al-Sa‘dāwī, who is now in Brussels and is planning to stay away for six months so she can teach at a number of U.S. universities.
The increasing phenomenon of Fatwás being issued by “satellite Shaykhs” is discussed. The author questions who has the authority to control these Fatwás, and why they issue is not being focused on.
Sectarian violence broke out in the Upper Egyptian village of Armant, Qinā governorate, after rumors spread that a group of three Coptic young men seduced a number of Muslim girls and filmed them in compromising positions. Arson attacks swept the village and eight Muslim teenagers were arrested for...
Despite the acquittal of Khayrat al-Shāṭir, the second deputy of the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide, along with 39 prominent members of the group by a Cairo criminal court ruling, President Muhammad Ḥusnī Mubārak, acting in his capacity as the supreme commander of the armed forces, referred the...
Islamic intellectual Dr. Muḥammad ‘Imārah has been released by the Egyptian high state security prosecutor, Hishām Badawī, after having been interrogated on charges of inciting sectarian sedition and insulting Copts and Christianity. While stating his acceptance of Dr. ‘Imārah’s apology for quoting...
A few days ago, Islamic thinker Dr. Muḥammad ‘Imārah was summoned by Judge ‘Abd al-Majīd Maḥmūd, the public prosecutor, to answer accusations brought against him by Lawyer Najīb Jibrā’īl, the head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization [EUHRO, see: http://www.euhroeg.com/], and Father...
During his recent visit to Cairo, Robert Satloff, the executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy [WINEP], attended two symposia at al-Ahrām Center for Political and Strategic Studies and the Center for Political Research and Studies at Cairo University. In his speech at the...
Muslim thinker Dr. Muḥammad ‘Imārah has come under fire for his book, ’Fitnat al-Takfīr Bayna al- Shī‘ah wa-al-Wahābīyah wa-al-Sūfīyah’ [Reviewer: The Sedition of Takfīr between Shī‘ah, Wahhābism and Ṣūfism], in which he quoted texts that allegedly incite the killing of non-Muslims. Disregarding Dr...
Following the storm raised over his recent book, ’Fitnat al-Takfīr Bayn al-Shī‘ah wa-al- Wahābīyah wa-al-Sūfīyah’ [Reviewer: The Sedition of Takfīr between Shī‘ah, Wahhābism and Ṣūfism], Islamic Intellectual Dr. Muhammad ‘Imārah "explicitly and unequivocally" apologized for quoting texts that...
Dr. Maḥmūd Ḥamdī Zaqzūq, the Egyptian minister of endowments, has issued a decision that bans the ministry’s religious counselors from wearing the Niqāb. Stating that the Niqāb is "a matter of custom and not faith," the minister argued that the appointment of Niqāb-wearing women as...
The Egyptian press has widely covered Christmas celebrations held by the Coptic Orthodox Church and presided over by Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.
A Supreme Administrative Court ruling denying Egyptian Bahā’īs the right to have their religion recognized on official documents has sparked heated controversy in human rights circles. The ruling stated that the Bahā’ī faith is not a religion, hence it should not be listed on identification...
The Egyptian press reports on the recent divisions within the Kifāyahmovement, otherwise known as the Egyptian Movement for Change. Seven members from the movement submitted their resignation following the culture minister’s comments on the Ḥijāb.
The Egyptian press has widely covered the four-day visit that Pope Benedict XVI paid to Turkey from November 28 to December 1, 2006 in an obvious attempt to heal the wounds opened by his earlier "offensive" remarks on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. According to political analysts, the pontiff’s...
Following the mixed public reaction to the recent statements made by the Egyptian minister of culture, Fārūq Husnī, on the Ḥijāb, the People’s Assembly’s committees for Religious Affairs and Culture and Media held an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the issue. In an attempt to...

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