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The Grand Imam of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, issued a statement condemning the terrible terrorist act aimed at two mosques in Christ Church, New Zealand, during the Friday Prayer.  49 people got killed and tens got wounded. He said that he followed the news of the terrorist attacks with severe...
With deep shock and disbelief, the world was taken aback by the brutal and gruesome act of terror that claimed the lives of more than 49 Muslim worshipers in New Zealand. Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to their families and loved ones affected by this dreadful tragedy.
EU Ministers of Interior requested internet service providers to ban internet sites that are used in recruiting European youth for Jihad in Syria. 
The media expert and author Ḥamdī Rizk said that Copts are both Muslim and Christian Egyptians stressing that his book titled ‘Kyrie eleison, fī Ḥub al-Aqbāṭ’ (Kyrie Eleison, in the love of Copts), is directed not only at Christians, as most of the readers who bought the book are Muslims. “Love...
The satirist Bill Maher, leader of Detractors against Islam and its Prophet Muhammad, went too far with his sarcasm in his weekly show “Real Time With Bill”, in which he stated that the Qu’ran simply describes culture from the Middle Ages. 
Dr. Ibrāhīm Nigm, the advisor to the grand muftī, says that Islam prohibits the shedding of blood of any human being. It also prohibits violence in all its forms.
The Moroccan writer and columnist, Layna Kanūsh, strongly criticized the new book in French language ‘Le Nouvel Anti-Semitism en France’ (The new anti-Semitism in France). Written by a number of French psychologists, essayist and social critics, as well as a French cartoonist of Algerian roots, the...
The Azhar has declared the American film ‘Noah’ unlawful due to its incarnation of one of the prophets, and stated that it will make efforts to ban the film entirely. The Azhar released a statement saying that “Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imām and Shaykh of the Azhar, the Council of Senior Scholars...
Shuhaīb Sultan, the former head of the Islamic Center in Norway and a member of the Greens Party is running for the elections to become Oslo’s mayor
Dr. Yūnis Makhyūn, head of Nūr Party, describes what happens in the Central African Republic as ethnic cleansing of Muslims by Christians, with the atrocities happening being worse than one could imagine. Because of the violence, many Muslims fled to neighboring communities. Makhyūn stated through...
Egypt's Islamophobia Observatory strongly condemned the Dutch far-right MP Geert Wilders’s call for holding a cartoon drawing contest of the Prophet Muḥammad later this year at his party’s parliamentary offices.
The Washington Post is taking a side that is sympathetic to terrorism, according to the article. The  Washington Post’s report about the terrorist attacks, stated that the perpetrators have chosen a time to reduce the number of victims. For the author this is evidence that the Washington Post...
Dr. Muḥī al-Dīn ʿAfīfī, secretary of the Islamic Research Academy, called for the unity of the world and the importance of dialogue for promoting peaceful coexistence, particularly at this time in which religion is abused. 
Editor AWR: The Center for Arab-West Understanding had invited Prof. Dr. Ḥassan M. Wajīh Ḥassan to provide a response to a lecture of H.E. Lord George Carey on July 13, 2018. Dr. Wajīh suffered of pain in his spine and was unable to come and for that reason wrote a “response” to a lecture that he...
Two weeks ago, the US State Department held a ministerial conference - the first of its kind - on religious freedom in the world. Two days before the ministerial conference, representatives from 80 countries, as well as clerics and civil society organizations, convened. During the three-day...
 Criticizing the attack on the chairman of the Egyptian media portal ‘al-Bawāba’, Egyptian columnist Muḥammad ʿAlī Ibrāhīm writes on two subsequent editions: Part 1of 2 French newspapers and websites launched a frenzied campaign against Dr. ʿAbd al-Raḥīm ʿAlī, chairman of al-Bawāba newspaper and...
The relationship between al-Azhar and the Vatican has witnessed several changes during the previous ten years, namely since 2006. Since then, the relationship has experience disagreement, discord, agreement, and finally, rapprochement.
Western travel advice about Siwa is not entirely uniform. Please find below an overview of the travel advice of EU and non-EU countries regarding Siwa. The travel advisories from other languages than English were translated with help of Google translate and edited for readability. Quotes are...
The BBC channel published a report on the visit of Pope Tuwāḍrūs II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark to Australia.
  Western media outlets manipulated the incident at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church to promote what is referred to as the “peacefulness” of the Muslim Brotherhood, and presented it as a facet of the political equation. [They also] issued accusations against Egyptian security agencies, alleging that...

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