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Background: The main issues in Sudan at the time (and some are still relevant today) were the unity of South Sudan, self-determination, peace and war, religious/political persecution against Christians and South Sudanese and the Sharīʿah Law. A Southern Sudanese and former Member of Parliament...
Background: Considering the Sudanese Civil War has been on-going since 1955 (and at the time of the interview), members of the FPA asked a key figure in Sudanese history; Ṣādiq al-Mahdī several questions on the issue of Southerners longing self-determination. Al-Mahdī,’ as a Northern Sudanese...
ʿIṣām al-ʿIrīyān was born in 1954 in Giza, Egypt. al-ʿIrīyān is a member of the “middle generation" of Brotherhood leaders, who developed their political stance in students’ politics in the early 1970s. He maintains a fundamentally Islamic world view and as such propagates the application of the...
Āmīnah Wadūd; an African-American woman who was raised as a Christian by her father, a Methodist minister, converted to Islam in 1972. Āmīnah Wadūd is widely known for her strong engagement in Islamic feminism and along with other Islamic feminists, Wadūd fights for women’s complete and equal...
The Muslim Brotherhood is a difficult subject to tackle. Some of this is the fault of others – there appears to be significant bias against them in many quarters. Some of this is their own fault – they are a closed organization accountable to no government oversight.  
The Muslim Brotherhood set Egyptian politics ablaze with their decision to nominate their chief financier, Khairat al-Shātir, for the presidency. All political groups recognize the right of the group to do so but many have criticized them harshly, recalling their promise from early in the...
Dutch scholar Johannes Jansen contributed an essay – ‘The Religious Roots of Muslim Violence’ – to a 2011 anthology entitled, ‘Terrorism: Ideology, Law, and Policy’. In it he makes the case that violence and terrorism are part and parcel of the Islamic religion, traceable to its root sources at...
Salafi politics has taken Egypt by storm. This has surprised many commentators who underestimated their base of thought and non-political nature. For others, it has been a validation of years of Salafi work in mosques and surrounding communities to preach Islam and help the poor.   As an aid to...
Shaykh Hamdī ‘Abd al-Fattāh is a unique personality in Egypt. Little known outside of his home region of Maghagha in Upper Egypt, he is a candidate for parliament running under the banner of the Salafi Nour Party. In and of itself, there is nothing unusual here – the Nour Party has searched for and...

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