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Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ghobashy, a lecturer of modern and contemporary history at the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, proposed on July 3rd that Egypt can be seen as the cradle of religions. 
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back with fury’ (Berlin 1972).
The women of Egypt: they strove for their political rights and they conducted campaigns for the sake of having women representatives in the committee formulating the Egyptian Constitution of 1954. They were able to have their representatives in the Parliament, at the time known as the National...
Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
Cornelis Hulsman was impressed by two articles of Maged Atiya [Mājid ʿAṭiyya], a Coptic Orthodox American who was born and raised in Egypt before migrating to the USA. Maged Atiya writes about the impact of Coptic migrants to the USA on Egypt. They remained politically involved but often with an...
      Google celebrated the birthday of artist Ḥusayn Bīkār… First to establish the Wax Museum First artist to draw a book cover His last project to produce a cinematic film was stopped due to his religion He converted to the Baha'ī faith and was imprisoned in 1985 for bribery  He...
Today marks the anniversary of the prominent author Iḥsān ʿAbd al-Qudūs’ death on January 11th, 1990.  ʿAbd al-Qudūs is responsible for the most famous stories in Egyptian cinema. In the following, we offer some words on his live… his upbringing? His relationship with women? His family? And how was...
For the first time ever, a book discusses about the contributions of Christians to Arab culture. Why does the government ignore the Coptic age and the Christian contributions to the development of the culture?
For the third week in a row, Wafā’ Costantine still dominates the scene in Egypt. Her story has become a burning issue, even more compelling than the Palestinian issue. [Editor: for a background of this issue see AWR, 2004, week 51, art. 13]
The Swedish authorities handed over to Egypt Ahmed Hussein Egiza, the leader of the Tala’a al-Fath...
Kāmil Zuhayrī writes about Roger Garaudy [Editor: a French writer and Muslim convert], his books and ideas about dialogue.
A new book is on sale now via internet, attacking Islam and Prophet Muhammad.
For the third week, Pope Benedict’s controversial remarks on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad have made headlines in Egyptian national and independent newspapers. A number of Muslim intellectuals devoted their columns to refute claims about the spread of Islam by the sword. Some Muslim scholars...
‘Abd al- Rahīm ‘Alī traces the history of the emergency law in Egypt. He also examines the terrorist attacks that rocked Egypt from 1981 through 1990, arguing that the emergency law failed to defeat terrorism.
The author emphasizes that Egypt is witnessing a wave of terrorism, listing a number of fields, where the state could make efforts to deal with this serious problem.
Copts have asked the minister of awqāf [endowments] to give back the endowments of the Coptic Orthodox Church with the money the land would have gained in rent.
A recent report prepared by chief of the Dutch Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD), Sybrand van Hulst on militant jihād in the Netherlands has warned against the growing home-grown terrorism threat.
The recent Copenhagen conference, organized by Muslim preacher, ‘Amr Khālid, has come under severe criticism from many clerics in the Arab and Muslim world. Accusations of receiving foreign funds and breaking the momentum of the Muslim nation’s awakening for the sake of Denmark followed.
The author doubts the claims of the Muslim Brotherhood that their principles are against violence as a means of change.

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