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A group of salafists in al-Menoufiya governorate set a Muslim shrine on fire under the pretext that tombs of Muslim scholars, considered holy by many Muslims, are against the Muslim faith. Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Ahmad al-Tayīb said that whoever demands the destruction of shrines belong to bloody...
On a Youtube film released on March 28 one sees salafī leader Muhammad Hasān preaching against liberalism which, according to him is anti-Islam. This is a leader who prior to the revolution was unknown to most Egyptians. He was serving in prison for his aggressive speech and was released when the...
On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, a group of salafists destroyed five shrines in Qalyūb, arguing that visits to shrines was an act of apostasy and against Islam. Two of the attackers have now been arrested by security forces.
[Text spoken at the Missio-organized Parlamentarischer Abend in Berlin, March 15, 2011. The meeting was well attended. Seven members of parliament from different political parties participated, along with assistants of other members in parliament and diplomats of the Foreign Ministry. Dr. Otmar...
 AWR's managing director Hānī Labīb analyzes a paper that was distributed by salafīs downtown Cairo, protesting the alleged imprisonment of Kāmīliyā Shihātah, the wife of a priest who alegedly wanted to convert to Islam for divorce reasons.    
The Muslim Brotherhood has announced in a statement that it plans to form a political party after the amendment of the constitution and the unrestricted formation of political parties is permitted.   It has also asked the armed forces to set a timetable for the constitutional amendments and for...
  Jayson Casper considers the attack in Alexandria and the resulting sectarian demonstrations which arose in its wake. He explores some of the contextual issues and finds hope in an interfaith effort promoted by a dialogue group in the city. Even so, efforts to find meaning in the tragedy must go...
Sūfīs in Alexandria were surprised by the blatant attacks by the Ministry of Awqāf (Religious Endowments) on their shrines and mosques. The attacks included the devastation of shrines and replacing the mosques marble pillars with concrete ones, in addition to stealing the contents of a number of...
The Quilliam Research Institute issues a report which attacks the "Islam" channel in London. Claiming that it propagates extremism, intolerance and fanaticism, the Institute asks for dissolution of the channel. In contrast to those claims, the channel stresses that their main target is to introduce...
The article is about religious Fatāwá [religious rulings] and the need for scientific integrity in mentioning evidences that supports or contradicts Fatāwá given by Muslim clerics.
The article refers to the dangerous spreading phenomenon of religious cassette tapes on public transportation. These tapes were issued by Islamic groups that have extreme tendencies.
The article briefly mentions opinions of Muslim and Christian thinkers on reforming the Islamic discourse to fit modernization.
Muhammad Hishām ‘Ubyh writes about two official religious associations in Egypt that are not concerned with political issues: al-Jam‘yah al-Shar‘yah and Jamā‘at Ansār al-Sunnah al-Muhamadyah.
‘Abd Allāh al-‘Alyān, the author, discusses an article written by Radwān al-Sayyid about the thoughts of late prominent leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Sayyid Qutb. The article aims to acquit Qutb of being the ideological source of violence-motivated groups.
A new Islamic satellite channel launched five months ago is said to be successful with the people, but is also criticized by scholars for promoting extremist salafist ideas.
Ayman al-Hakīm traces the incident of takfīr a Yemeni poet after he published extremely controversial works.
On the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the author reflects on the coverage of terrorist attacks by the Arab media. He expresses his disappointment that the victims of such attacks tend to be blamed and condemned. The author asserts that the real reason behind such conflict is the “thousand...
Subtitle: 1- An Islamic preacher says on the Internet: Christians deceive Muslims by building churches in the form of mosques 2- A Christian Internet site called “Wild Christianity” specializes in attacking Islam 3- Internet sites for the books and essays of: El Karadawy, Said Kotb, Ibn...
Wā’il Lutfī writes about reconciliation between ‘Amr Khālid and the Brotherhood’s advocate Wajdī Ghunīm, after the latter publicly criticized Khālid and described him as misguided.
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...

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