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U.S. ambassador in Cairo Anne Patterson met on Wednesday (October 10) with Coptic activists who spoke to her about the status of religious minorities in Egypt under President Muhammad Mursī, a few days after her meeting with Egyptian Shiite leaders who told her they applied for the Dutch...
Saudi Arabian security forces have released Mūsá Ja'far al-Mabyūq after his involvement in unrest in al-Qatīf Province (Eastern region). He was on the wanted list of the largely Shī’ah area which has seen intermittent disturbances.
Text presented for the European-Arab Dialogue Conference at Crete, April 14-16, 2011. In the past 50 years millions of migrants from southern Mediterranean countries have entered Europe. Of course Europe has witnessed migration gulfs earlier but this one was the first with so many people coming...
A number of Sufi sheikhs in Egypt on Wednesday expressed their disapproval at the invitations given out to a number of non-Sufi Islamist leaders to attend the first International Sufi Conference, slated to be held at Al-Azhar’s conference hall on Saturday.  
  Dozens of members of the Salafi Call in Alexandria formed a human shield outside the walls of the Security Directorate following the announcement of groups via Facebook to organize demonstrations outside the headquarters of the Directorate, condemning the events that occurred at the Israeli...
Many Islamist factions are disagreeing over the Azhar document and the propsed governing principles of the constitution. Salafists have declined to negotiate with Dr. 'Isām Sharaf, Prime Minister of Egypt, over the governing constitutional principles. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic Group...
Sharīf al-Shūbāshī wonders in an opinion article in al-Ahrām whether it is logical to ask the party that first sparked a fire to put it down, referring to attempts to have salafists intervening to end the current sectarian crisis. He said he has watched mind-boggling Youtube clips showing men,...
On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, the Azhar and Sūfī leaders accused salafists of tarnishing Islam. Read original text
Fathī Khatāb writes that negative generalization on salafism is not fair, because every Muslim tries to imitate what they call the al-salaf al-sālih or the good forefathers, but the new salafists, who emerged during the 70s, began to swerve into a stricter version of fundamentalism. Egyptian...
Fahmī Huwaydī wonders what the salafists want, noting that salafists distorted their image by the violent practices they perpetrate. They have the right to have presence provided that they respect the law. He wished that they have something good to offer the nation, not to terrorize the people....

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