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US-based Coptic Solidarity started its eighth annual conference in Washington on Thursday under the title “Combating Terrorism without Sacrificing Civil Rights” in the presence of American, Canadian and European officials, as well as experts, researchers and human rights activists. The conference...
We need to change our religious discourse in order to make it more compatible with the comprehensiveness of Islam. But America, in its current attack on Islam, wants to change Islam. We want to change with Islam and they want to change Islam. America’s problem with Islam is neither Islam’s...
There is conflict among Muslims concerning what their religion is. Last Sunday, two Arab leaders made statements pertaining to this point. The Moroccan King Muhammad VI called for the protection of Moroccan society in the face of the “the shaking of religious references and the escalation of...
An Egyptian Islamist who holds Pakistani citizenship demanded that he be transferred from Abu Za’bal prison [in Egypt] to Guantanamo detention center in Cuba, where almost 580 Qa’ida and Taliban detainees are imprisoned, claiming that he would receive better treatment there. He claimed that he is...
Dr. Muhammad Emara, member of the Islamic Research Institute in Egypt, examined the term “fundamentalism” in his newly released book Al-usu’liya bayn Al-gharb wal al-Islam [Fundamentalism Between The West and Islam] and showed how this term is used by Western thinkers to confuse the notions [of...
Secretly installed cameras in a few mosques in the U.K. reported the fanatic opinions of the mosque preacher against Westerners. Porter discusses the consequences of the volatile opinions that some of the Muslim fanatics were preaching against non-Muslims. For the writer, it would help if Muslims...
The monopolized religious authority is an echo of the political monopolized authority and the result of hard financial conditions and regressing social and educational values.
Ibrāhīm Muhammad Hamzah writes about the relationship between fundamentalist groups and democracy.
Growing fundamentalism has become terrorism and has targeted intellectual and political elite. The reasons for these developments and their consequences are mentioned in the following text.
Many hadīth were falsified over time. Islam is a religion that needs a renaissance to reveal its true image.
This article concerns a recent interview with former U.N. Secretary General Dr. Butrus Ghāli. The interview gives an indication of Mr. Ghāli’s viewpoints on the hottest issues facing the international community.
This article analyses a recent article published in the International Herald Tribune and examines how terms such as Islamists, fundamentalism, and extremism are used ambiguously by the author. It notes the importance of explaining such terminology so that misunderstandings are avoided.
The author tackles the main reasons that lead to the appearance of terrorism and the role played by the state to protect citizens.
The Islamic movement is divided into two trends. The first one is jihad whose followers think that they shall fight the current conditions. The second tend is reformation, whose followers think that they can co-exist with the current conditions and reform them through peaceful means. The author...
The article is an interview with Sheikh Tag Eddin Al-Helali, the Mufti of Australia, who is known for his moderation. He comments on the conditions of the Muslim community in Australia, consequences of the September 11 attacks and the attacks in Bali and fundamentalist groups in Australia.
The article is about the leaders and members of Egyptian fundamentalist groups abroad. It gives their numbers and the countries they live in. It covers the allegations they are charged with and the possibility of their return to Egypt.
The author discusses the issue of veil [hijab] in Islam. He believes that all what is said about hijab being a religious obligation is simply interpretations that oblige only those who initiate them. He comments on the attitude of fundamentalists towards Muslim women wearing veil in Western...
A conference was held in Lebanon last week under the supervision of the Organization of Arab Islamic-Christian Dialogue affiliated with the Middle East Council of Churches. A group of Christians and Muslims from Egypt, Lebanon and Syria attended the conference. Two professors from Washington were...
A Moroccan fundamentalist movement, Al-Tawhid Wa Al-Islah [Unity and Reformation], condemned defaming peaceful Islamic organizations. It issued a statement stressing that the terrorist attacks of Casablanca show the importance of following moderation and rejecting violence.
The author criticizes fundamentalism in Islam. He is of the opinion that fundamentalists believe that Islam is nothing but appearance and rigidity. He adds that those who try to promote fundamentalist Islam mock Muslims and use it as a way to make themselves superior.

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