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Background: Cornelis Hulsman was invited by Rev. Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo of the Barnabas Fund in the U.K. to attend a Christian conference in Cyprus that dealt with the position of Christians in various predominantly Muslim countries. The countries in focus are Algeria, Uganda, Malaysia, Nigeria,...
In its recent book “Islam and the challenges of the 21st century,” the Gama?a Islāmīyah critiques the theory that confrontation should take place between Muslims and Christians, and East and the West. The Gama?a responded to those propagating this theory and asked Muslims not to consider any human...
The author calls on international media and civil society to help in the promotion and protection of human rights in the Middle East.
The writer talks about the political role of Islamic groups in the Arab Muslim world in an attempt to answer the question: Is Arab democracy possible without Islamists?
The article talks about a member of al-Qa‘īdah who spies for European intelligence. This double agent gives a detailed picture and secret information about what happens inside the al-Qa‘īdah camps, as well as information on Ūsāmah Bin Lādin and his men.
Growing fundamentalism has become terrorism and has targeted intellectual and political elite. The reasons for these developments and their consequences are mentioned in the following text.
Due to its concern about cross- civilization dialogue, France has called for a Euro-Mediterranean forum to eliminate the cultural gap that divides its coasts.
During his reception of the Algerian ambassador in Tehran, the secretary general of the Tehran-based Organization of Islamic Culture and Communications, Mohammad Ali Taskhiri, has stressed the need for narrowing the gap between Islamic denominations, indicating that the Muslim nation [umma]...
Khadeja Qenna, the Algerian broadcaster of the news bulletin and political programs on Al-Jazeera TV station, stressed that her decision to take the veil is a personal one and does not reflect an approach of her TV station. She mentioned that she received telephone calls from Sheikhs Amr Khaled,...
Al-Ahram Al-Arabi devoted a six-article file to Islam in the Maghrib (Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania). The first and sixth article concentrate on mosques in the Maghrib, as a reflection of the history of Islam in the region. The second article deals with the development of the religious...
An armed group in Algeria assassinated a 57-year-old man in Al-Shalf State, 250 kilometers south of the Algerian capital. Initial investigations showed that six men associated with armed groups that were behind the wave of attacks in the State are involve
Algeria insisted to abandon the teaching of religion in secondary schools as a conclusive solution to religious extremism and terrorism. Although neighboring Tunisia is a model of how to modernize religious education to serve the contemporary needs without having to abandon it, Algeria did not...
The article discusses the need for changes in the Arab educational curricula. It calls for focusing on this objective and considers Western interference in this respect just a stone thrown into stagnant water.
Spanish authorities said yesterday that they had arrested 14 fundamentalists on suspicion of recruiting fighters for Iraq’s insurgency.
The Algerian Ministry of Religious Affairs and Awqaf carried out an investigation into Christian missionary activities in the tribal area in Eastern Algeria. The investigation found that there is an active network involved in Christian missionary activities that extend outside Algerian lands.
Professor of Islamic Studies at the Islamic Research Institute Mustafa al-Shak‘a said orientalism began in the early 15th century to study Muslim affairs and their weaknesses. Ensuing from this, the missionary war started with what we call the Christianization of Muslims that came to a peak...
Algeria’s celebration of the anniversary of St. Augustin was an unusual event as it took place in a political climate where a bloody conflict between the state and Islamic groups is still at its peak. European Christian circles welcomed this initiative by the Algerian government, considering it an...
"Giving statements requires being logical and fluent, and everything that lacks reason and does not reveal a truth is not a statement, even in signed by a hundred "intellectuals"!!, whether headed or not headed by Said Al-Naggar [Al-Naggar means the carpenter], the blacksmith, or even Said the car-...
Five Algerian soldiers, three of them officers, were killed in two attacks by suspected Islamic extremists who injured nine other people including civilians Algerian newspapers reported November 7.
A few days after the referendum that ratified the policies of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika regarding the question of terrorism, pressure has mounted from Islamists who supported Bouteflika’s moves.

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