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A paper presented at the annual interfaith dialogue meeting of the Anglican communion and the Permanent Committee of the Azhar al-Sharif for Dialogue with the Monotheistic Religions that prompted criticism from Metropolitan Seraphim for the portrayal of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.
Radwān al-Sayyid reviews the 2005 book by Thomas Asbridge entitled The First Crusade, which al-Sayyid thinks tries to Christianize that medieval war.
The author is skeptical about whether the Muslim Brotherhood have changed, and suggests that if they are genuine about having changed, they should renounce the teachings of their past imām, Hasan al-Bannā.
The article gives an overview of the patriotic role Copts played throughout the history of Egypt. It also speaks about Christianity in Egypt and how it stood against atheist movements and laid the foundations of true Christianity for the Christian world.
The Crusades were a Christian war against Arabs and Muslims. They erupted with seeming religious aims. They helped in reforming the monastic system and aimed at uniting the Western and the Eastern church. It was a chance for European knights who owned no lands in their own countries to own some...
The head of the Central Council of the Orthodox Denomination in Jordan and Palestine criticized Pope John Paul II for not apologizing to the Arab Orthodox Christians and Muslims for the crimes committed against them at the hands of the Catholics, at the time of the Crusades. The official spokesman...
The writer expressed his displeasure about the fact that the Pope of the Vatican, on his visit to Damascus, ignored apologizing to the Muslims about the terrible things the Crusaders did to them. What makes the matter worse is that he apologized to the Orthodox [Christians]in Athens one day before...
The Vatican’s Pope intends to pray in the great Umayad mosque in Syria. Still, setting up this papal prayer in this great mosque is not likely to appeal to the Islamic world, it might as well be pictured as an intrusion and an indecent act.
The inter-religious dialogue, which was agreed upon during the visit of His Holiness Pope John Paul II to Egypt last February, has been postponed, awaiting the reply of the Vatican to a memo from Al Azhar. The memo asked the pope to apologize about the crusader wars, exactly as he did regarding...
Not having our equal rights is not the result of others being unfair to us, rather it is the result of us not mastering the rules of the game, such as applying required pressure and requesting clarification of the facts.
The presidency of the Azhar Permanent Committee of Inter-Religious Dialogue, and the official Islamic institutes in Morocco, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, are working together to stimulate the Vatican to present the Muslims an official apology. The reason behind asking such an apology, is the...
The writer of this article comments on the Pope’s apology saying that the Vatican Pope has given a good lesson in courage and humbleness, but unfortunately not fairness. He apologized, but not to the Muslims, although we pretended he did.
The Egyptian government and people, Christians and Muslims alike, warmly welcomed Pope John Paul II ’s visit. This universal welcome reflected the tolerance and unity of the Egyptian people. After returning to the Vatican, he announced a historic apology for massacres his forefathers committed...
On personal level, the Pope’s apology to the Arabs for their persecution during the Crusades and later campaigns is a praiseworthy, responsible, and courageous effort to atone for his forefathers’ sins. On a general level, opening the door of apology raises questions as to whom and on behalf of...
Subtitles: The Muslims: The apology is political and not religious. The Catholics: The Pope’s aim is spreading peace. The Orthodox: The apology represents a European vision and not a Christian vision. The apology declaration which was delivered by Pope John Paul II, the Pope of Vatican, during the...
Yesterday, Pope John Paul visited the Holy Lands... Among the principal reasons for this visit is improving the relations between Christians, Jews and Muslims. Still, the Pope will have to pass through religious and diplomatic obstacles. Some of the Jordanians said they have their doubts about the...
The greatest leader in the Christian world, Pope John Paul II, asked for forgiveness. This is a generous step. ... We expect from the Vatican to acknowledge the prophethood of Mohammed, may the peace of the God be upon him, and also the book that came upon him. This is the right way to real...
... It is so easy for John Paul II, the Vatican’s current pope, to apologize for his ancestors during the Crusades and the Inquisition. This Pope did not cause those problems but if we accept these apologies would our martyrs accept them? We thank the current Pope. He was not the one who caused...
Hanna is very positive about the apology. He calls it a historical moment. It reduces the feeling of pain of the people of the East who were hurt by the Crusaders. He later asks: "Will others in the region follow the example of the apology? Will Israel apologize for we at it did in Deir Yassin or...
In this article which is a continuation of the interview reported in Al-Liwaa’ Al-Islami last week Milad Hanna argues that Egypt has a unique cultural identity which is the reason for the good relations between Muslims and Christians in Egypt since the entry of Islam into Egypt.

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