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The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an American governmental commission monitoring religious freedom all around the world, claimed that in the last year Iranian state authorities stepped up repression of non-Shia Muslim, especially Sufi and Sunnite and other religious ...
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
The Nigerian army announced two days ago that dialogue is still a choice in order to put an end to the conflict with the Boko Haram Islamic radical group.  This was stated during a visit of military officers to Maiduguri city where  army barracks had been attacked by Boko Haram last Friday.  Lt.-...
Dr. Yāssir Burhāmī, Deputy Leader of al-Da’wah al-Salafīa, issued a fatwá (religious verdict) saying that non-Muslims are not allowed to hold the function of president, nor any other sovereign functions, because it is not permissible for an infidel to rule over a Muslim according to the sharī’ah (...
Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Jum’ah, the Minister of Endowments, stated the phenomena of calling people infidels has recently increased. This is caused by political interests and objectives.  It is not based on a religious foundation. Rather it is used by those who know nothing of religion (Ahmad – al...
The announced government lineup has augmented Copts’ agonies after the percentage of standard representation of Copts in the successive governments in Egypt – at least two ministers – was reduced. The government of Hishām Qandīl does not have any Coptic presence except Nādyah Zakhārī, the minister...
The three Coptic Orthodox, Evangelical and Catholic churches denied they had any contacts from Muslim Brotherhood leaders for dialogue on guarantees the group should offer to civil powers as part of its plans to back its candidate Mursī in the runoff. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān and Nashwá al-Shirbīnī, ...
In recent years, following the disbandment of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Brotherhood militias have split into various hostile groups and have merged into the core of Dāʿish. 
Over the past forty years Egypt has witnessed several trends of organized and socially-framed religiosity. The first of these trends emerged at the end of the seventies and continued throughout the eighties of the last century, with the emergence of what was at the time named the ‘Islamic Awakening...
In coordination with the Institute of Research and Higher Studies of Granada, the Foundation of Believers without Borders for Studies and Research (Muʾminūn bilā Ḥudūd lil Abḥāth wa al-Dirāsāt) initiated a two-day conference, December 15 and 16, entitled “Islam and Political Islam in Europe:...

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