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The author comments on Pope Benedicts XVI’s controversial statement while making extreme statements about the nature of Islam.
Wisām Muhammad provides an insight into her experience as an intern working with the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Understanding. She describes her previous perceptions of the Western world, and how her work with AWR has helped to change her understanding, and further her commitment to...
Drs. Hulsman criticizes the well-known American Evangelical writer Dr. David Aikman for presenting an article in support of Pope Benedict’s main arguments about Islām, claiming Islām not to be a religion of reason. Hulsman finds Aikman’s arguments an oversimplification and therefore doing injustice...
Murād reviews Ṭanṭāwī’s book ‘Hadhā Huwa al- Islām; Ḥiwār Hādi’ ma‘ Bābā al-Fātikān’ [This is Islām; a Calm Dialogue with the Pope of the Vatican] Islām is a religion of peace and freedom and the Prophet Muhammad is the prophet of merci and noble morals who was mentioned in the Torah and the Bible.
The author comments on killing a Catholic 16-year-old girl in Minia because of her relation with a Muslim man. He says that it was the first incident of murder to occur inside a Catholic community, which shows that it has been influenced by the Orthodox religious hard-liners and the violence...
The author explains his viewpoint on the Arab-West relationship in light of the Vatican pope’s visit to Turkey.
The author believes that Pope Benedict’s claim that Islām was spread by the sword is not true and lacks study and understanding.
In this article, the author comments on Pope Benedict’s call to have a "true" dialogue between Christianity and Islām, giving his opinion on the issue of dialogue among religions.
The author discusses the pope’s recent visit to Turkey, and emphasizes the intellectual battle raging between the West and the religious ideology of today, both in the Vatican and in militant Islam.
During his visit to Turkey, which witnessed tension, the Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XVI praised Turkey’s recent policy changes toward minorities, saying that this was enough to allow Turkey’s entrance in the EU.
The Egyptian press has widely covered the four-day visit that Pope Benedict XVI paid to Turkey from November 28 to December 1, 2006 in an obvious attempt to heal the wounds opened by his earlier "offensive" remarks on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. According to political analysts, the pontiff’s...
Following the mixed public reaction to the recent statements made by the Egyptian minister of culture, Fārūq Husnī, on the Ḥijāb, the People’s Assembly’s committees for Religious Affairs and Culture and Media held an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the issue. In an attempt to...
A member of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs blames Western education and Muslims for the hostility between Islām and the West.
Dr. Jamīl Kamāl Georgy argues that the world is undergoing a phase of struggle among civilizations, not dialogue.
The author admires the courage of Monk Dīmīanūs for admitting Islam’s tolerance and wanting us to learn to respect the other’s doctrine and view.
On Tuesday, Pope Benedict will start a four-day visit to Turkey amidst growing protests in Istanbul and Ankara. Tens of thousands took to the streets and chanted anti-pope slogans, expressing their fury at the pope’s remarks on Islām which he made two months ago in a lecture at the University of...
October presents the opinion of Uri Avnery, an Israeli author, writing about the “conflict of civilizations.” October writes that Avnery has shown support to the Prophet of Islām and Muslims against false accusations and mistrust promoted by the head of the Catholic Church.
In a series of articles published by al-Ahrām newspaper, Dr. Ahmad al- Tayyib, the president of the Azhar University, analyses Pope Benedict XVI’s speech of September 12, 2006.
Ahmad ‘Arafāt al-Qādī explains some fundamentalist Western thinkers’ arguments about the basic principles between the Christian West and the Muslim East. The difference between the two civilizations is a basic one, and the clash is inevitable.
Islam promotes and celebrates diversity of mankind. had God wanted all people to believe in one religion, He would have made it so.

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