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A Greek Catholic church reopened last Sunday as a family held a baptism there, one day after five churches in the Iraqi capital were targeted in bomb attacks.
One feels terrified when one hears about the recent acts of kidnapping hostages in Iraq. Kidnappers always raise Islamic mottos that encourage taking civilians as hostages in time of war. I hurried to the Mufti, Sheikh Ali Goma’a, seeking answers to many questions so that I may be able convince...
At the opening of the Cultural Season of the Islamic Council at the Nour Mosque in Abbasya, Grand Imam of the Azhar, Dr. Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, emphasized that the kidnapping of the six Egyptians in Iraq is a criminal act, and that Islam denounces those who have done that, regardless of their...
In occupied Iraq some groups abduct and kill hostages in the name of Islam. The abduction and killing of hostages in Iraq turned into a business as abductors demand money in exchange for the release of hostages. Some abductors made a fortune out of these operations. These operations offend both...
Outside Iraq many Muslim scholars and members of the Muslim Brotherhood expressed their wholehearted support of what they called ‘the Iraqi resistance’ through satellite TVs in the Gulf countries and the heavily circulated Islamized newspapers. They wrote about their viewpoints that go in line with...
Arab Christians are trapped between the hammer of terrorists groups and extremists, and the anvil of fanatic governments that skillfully manipulate the issue of religious radicalism for their own benefit [Editor: what governments does Magdi Khalil refer to?], while reinforcing religious, ethnic and...
If anyone would like to see an example of the media of strife, he may take a look at the distorted, fabricated news published by Arabic papers last week. This news is about the statement Dr. Youssef Al-Qaradawi made at the Egyptian Journalists' Syndicate about the resistance against the Americans...
Fatwa-making is a very serious task at the time religion has such an uncompetitive influence on human beings. Recently, Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi was harshly criticized for fawas that was incorrectly attributed to him. In the coming interview, Sheikh Al-Qaradawi answers questions about the fiqh [...
We have but one choice. The vast majority of Muslims have to break their silence and declare its religious, ethical stance [towards terrorism] in a clear-cut manner. We have to free Islam from its abductors and declare to the whole world, to all its cultures, races and religions, that we reject and...
These days, Arab newspapers are full of commentaries putting the blame on Muslims for terrorism and others practiced self-flagellation and self-hatred to the extent that they claimed the history of Muslims is a history of oppression, tyranny and baseness. No one asks himself whether what is...
Last Sunday’s church bombings has ignited worry and caution among Iraqis who fear the outbreak of sectarian battles between Muslims and Christians. It was especially shocking that the churches were full of worshippers when the bombings took place. The attacks were the first to target Christians...
Mixing the two concepts of jihad and liberation has made many Arabs support Al-Qa’ida’s actions in Iraq considering it Jihad. Declaring jihad became open field for anyone who wants to act against his government, his country or against other countries. There is a big difference between the concept...
Terrorists are producing, directing and filming TV productions. They film their horrible crimes and send them to TV channels to be aired to the whole world. Why do we not speak up? Why do we not defend ourselves against this horrible accusation? Why do we not condemn these actions that have...
The Israeli newspaper Maariv held an interesting interview with the Iraqi Minister of Displacement and Migration, Eisha Warda Pascale. One of the issues discussed in this interview is the issue of the [Iraqi] Jewish refugees [who left Iraq many years ago] and their rights to hold Iraqi citizenship...
Pope Shenouda, the Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark, warned of sectarian strife in Iraq and expressed his concern that attacks might target a number of churches. He saw such attacks as an attempt to divide Muslims and Christians in Iraq. These warnings came in a...
The Zionist-Christian clergy have viewed the US-led war on Iraq in March 2003 as something that would guarantee the security of Israel. They believe that war is one of the conditions to materialize the Torah’s prophesies on the advent of Christ.
Muftī of the Republic Shaykh ‘Alī Jumca said he has never issued a fatwa [religious edict] about demonstrations, stressing that if demonstrations were meant to peacefully express opinion, which is a constitutional right, then there is nothing wrong.
In his book “No god but God : The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam,” the American Iranian author, Reza Aslān writes that conservative and liberal Muslims dispute over defining their own conviction.
Journalists must be aware of sectarian sensitivities. By not being aware of them, journalists contribute to the bias and distortion of facts.
Egyptian authorities hold talks with the US to release a Copt detained by US forces at the Egyptian church in Baghdad.

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