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The Egyptian Muftī ‘Alī Jum‘a was interviewed by Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper during his visit to Bosnia, where he discussed many important issues concerning the Muslims in the world.
The author expressed the opinion that terrorism was an aggressive act that contradicts the values of humanity. Therefore international society should consolidate to stop such aggression and to punish those who commit it. He observed that it was also a crime to accuse a nation, a group or a...
In China, Russia, Turkey and many of the countries of Middle Asia, Muslims are persecuted and killed in the name of fighting terrorism. The author observed that the danger that originated because of not giving terrorism the right definition opened the door to another threat, that is the threat of...
The Bosnian Muslims in Sarajevo suffered horrifically at the hands of the Slavic Serbs 10 years ago but the world did not remember the atrocities until Srebrenica celebrated the 10th anniversary of the genocides.
Bosnia’s Muslims, who are of European origin, were brutally murdered in genocide massacres by Serbs. If such torture can befall a European - but Muslim - group, what happened to Asian and Arab Muslims who came into Europe over the last century?
It was a gruesome crime that was suppressed simply because the victims were Muslims. During its tenth anniversary last Monday, the preliminary figures for numbers of victims were revealed; 8106 according to Amor Masovic, head of the Muslim Commission for Missing Persons
The Vatican and the Franciscans are in conflict about the ethnic cleansing which led first to the elimination of the Islamic existence in Bosnia and later the orthodox. The Vatican believes that the evangelical role the Franciscans played in the Catholic areas in Bosnia has come to an end. So the...
... In an international atmosphere that is tense because of the work of some international powers to trample over the concept of sovereignty of some states on their lands, and their work to admit the principle of interference to protect religious minorities from persecution, these religious...
The author argues that the non-implementation of the recommendations of the report by a special committee convened to look into the communal violence in Al-Khanka in 1972, the Al-Oteify report, led indirectly to the recent communal violence in Al-Kosheh, because the underlying issues were not...
A member of the Jordan Writers Association "suspended himself" last week from the executive board, over several disputes with the president, Fakhri Kawar because he had met with Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic during a recent trip to Yugoslavia where he signed an agreement without informing...
The Christian author believes the report can have serious negative consequences for Christians in Egypt. The first is that Christians will feel that America is their God Mother that protects them. The second is that Moslems will feel that America is interfering in their internal matters and thus...
[Letter to the Editor] The Russian government has blatantly accused several Arabic and Islamic countries of masterminding and instigating the latest bombing campaign in Moscow. Lieven, an expert of Islamist movements in the northern Caucasus, is accused of playing on the Western fear of...
The Western civilization is still showing its ugly face. All the masks had fallen down in Kosova. At least 100 thousand Albanians have been killed in Kosovo by Serbians who had tortured, killed and slaughtered them like sheep. So where is this great civilization that is behind what is happening in...
Through their special coordination offices, 450 Islamic societies extended their congratulations to the president of Al-Azhar Permanent Committee for Dialogue between the Heavenly Religions, Sheikh Fawzy Al-Zafzaf, for the decisive and frank position expressed by the "Al-Azhar"-Vatican Committee...
Efendi Hajji Suleyman Rexhepi, grand mufti of Macedonia, a poor country that used to be a part of Yugoslavia and whose population includes a sizeable ethnic Albanian population most of whom are Muslim, expressed his dismay at the actions of the Macedonian police and army who have forbidden aid...
The Vatican and Al-Azhar issued a joint statement condemning "barbaric practices" in Kosovo, and called for a speedy end to the conflict in the Balkans.
Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin, a prominent Islamic scholar and professor at the Faculty of Dar Al-’Aloum, Cairo University, called for support of Kosovo Muslims to relieve them from injustice and oppression that they currently face. Citing the Prophet’s: "The Muslim’s brother is a Muslim," he affirmed...
What is happening at this moment in Kosovo is something that all ethnic and religious groups all over the world should bear in mind. It is the same scenario that could happen to any group which might respond once the Americans start urging them to seek self-rule and rebel. The Americans urged the...
Dr. Nasr Farid Wasel, the Grand Mufti, demanded that the Islamic world support Muslims of Kosovo as it is obligatory for all Muslims. This, he said, can only be achieved by unifying our efforts and words.
The conflict in the Balkans, in which Muslims are the victims, is fueling anti-Muslim feelings among European nationalists and extremists who, out of fear and ignorance, continue to portray Islam as a threat to Western culture. If such trend is left unchallenged, warns a French professor, it could...

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