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Cornelis Hulsman and interns of the Center for Arab-West Understanding have frequently contributed to the Maadi Messenger, a community magazine that is distributed in Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. This is also where the office of Arab-West Report is located. This time the Maadi Messenger asked Cornelis...
Maria Kicha is a Russian writer, a PhD in Law, a historian, and traveler. Apart from teaching at Russian State University of Justice, research of the Middle East is her key occupation. Even though she does not usually refer to herself as an Oriental Studies specialist, Maria is the author of three...
Various researchers and religious authorities are calling for an urgent examination of the phenomenon of Islamophobia in Western societies, after a 23-year-old man set fire to Arooj Shah's car, the first Muslim president of Oldham Council in northern England, with a Molotov cocktail.
Al-Azhar followed the televised statements made by Ieronymos II, the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, and the head of the Greek Orthodox Church, in which he said that “Islam is not a religion but rather a political party, and its followers are people of war, expansion, and influence.”
The French Council Muslim Faith (CFCM) has officially approved a ‘charter of principles’ for Islam in France, which will reshape the affairs of the second-largest faith in this European country.
Officials of the French Council of Muslim Faith (CFCM) announced on Saturday, that an agreement has been reached for a ‘charter of principles’ for Islam in France. The charter specifically stipulates the ‘compatibility’ of Islam with the principles of the Republic, the rejection of the...
Dār al-Iftāʾ’s Islamophobia Observatory in Egypt, praised the popular solidarity initiatives that European Muslims in the West started with the victims of terrorist attacks that have struck some European capitals.  All of this comes amidst a series of provocative statements and incidents towards...
Terrorist attacks have been on the rise lately, with the most recent one being an attack on a synagogue in Austria.  On November 2, gunmen attacked six locations in Vienna, resulting in one death and at least 16 others being injured with the police killing one of the assailants.
In a meeting led by Shaykh of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib on Monday, the Muslim Council of Elders condemned the systematic campaign seeking to disparage the Prophet Muḥammad and mock Islam under the motto of “freedom of expression.”  It also condemned the murder of French teacher Samuel Paty as...
Since the beheading of a French history teacher by a religious extremist in France, French officials have been facing outcry on social media for their statements insisting the incident is linked to Islam. 

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