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Ayman Muḥammad Rabīʿ al-Ẓawāhirī is a Muslim who claims that he is committed to bring the golden age of the caliphate back, and advocates a violent means of jihād to achieve his objectives. His own native country Egypt, along with many other countries, considers him a terrorist. During the 1990s,...
Christianity in the Arab World was flourishing in relative terms prior to the First World War and consequent break-up of the Ottoman Empire.
Five bombings in Baghdad and Mosul, four of which were close to churches and one close to the police station, caused the death of 10 people and the injury of 73 more. The Iraqi government blamed the terrorist group led by the Jordanian Mosaab al-Zarqawi for the bombings of the churches. The church...
Many articles in the Egyptian press describe the Shiite celebration that has been hosted in Karbala in the honor of Al-Hussein Ibn Ali. Some articles discuss the beliefs of Shiite Muslims, in the light of the Iraqi crisis. Others speak about inter-Islamic dialogue and the necessity of a union...
Questioning the religious dimension of the war on Iraq is the focus of many articles covering the war. Different publications shed light on Bush’s religious background in an effort to establish a link between his religious tendencies and the war. Others wonder whether the war is a new crusade...
Egyptian papers gave much space to the different opinions about the controversial fatwa of Sheikh Al-Eish which incriminated dealing with the Iraqi Transitional Ruling Council. They also comment on the reaction to the fatwa within American political circles. The fatwa raised many questions about...
Arab media primarily placed the war in Iraq in the framework of the religious dimension. Religion is present in the background of almost all articles. Reactions of religious institutions and figures and the impact of religion on the characters of both Bush and Saddam Hussein are the focus of...
The Islamic Research Institute issued a fatwa to the effect that jihad against the US in its war on Iraq is an individual duty on all Muslims. The fatwa has received both positive and negative comments and is reported to have raised the anger of the US Embassy in Cairo.
The religious dimension of the war on Iraq has been and still is the focus of articles covering the war. This is in addition to news items about Kurdish Islamic groups being attacked by the US and comments on fundamentalist Islam in the light of the war. For the first time, the role of the media or...
The overview covers different articles that deal with the role religion plays in the life of President Bush and how it impacts his foreign policy and whether the US war on Iraq is a crusade. It also refers to the theory of clashes between civilizations.
Egyptian papers are giving much space to news about the anticipated war on Iraq. Some articles tackle the morality of the war and others discuss the issue from a religious point of view.
Transcript of a speech presented by William Dalrymple at the American University in Cairo, highlighting his experiences traveling to Christian Holy sites throughout the Middle East, as well as his personal interpretation of political Islām. He includes references to both historical and present day...
Al-Rikābī responds to Tony Blair’s suggestion that the war on Iraq is God’s will. The author rejects the idea of using religion to launch wars, considering it to be hypocrisy.
Last Christmas Eve, Bashir Toma Elias was shot dead in the center of Basra´s market while he was on his way back home to celebrate Christmas with his five children. Elias´ murder revived Christians´ fear of the growth of religious fanaticism in Southern Iraq, which is inhabited by a...
[Al-Ahrar almost certainly took the news from Islam Online. See http://islam-online.net/English/News/2003-12/27/article03.shtml. See this site also for links on this subject] Shrouded in secrecy and under the guise of humanitarian aid, American missionaries, mainly evangelicals, are pouring into...
The British paper Daily Telegraph reported that American missionary groups are working secretly to save Iraqis by converting them to Christianity before the American occupation of Iraq ends officially in June 2004. The paper added that groups belonging to the fundamentalist Christian movement in...
The author reports that an alleged American plan targeting Islam through creating discord and initiating civil war between its followers, Sunni and Shiites, has been set force by five of the leaders of the Christian-Zionist alliance. The plan was presented to and agreed upon by President Bush and...
The expression “Islamic terrorists” has become very common in international media. The recent bombings in Istanbul reinforced in the minds of average Westerners that the danger threatening their lives is “Islamic terrorists.” The theory of Samuel Huntington about the clashes between religions and...
The author criticizes the host of the TV program al-ittigah al-Mo´akes [Counter direction] aired by Al-Jazeera TV channel, who pushed his guests to agree that the American aggression on the Arab world is a crusade. The author commented that extremists in the US think that Islam launched a holy...
The article is an interview with Dr. Youssef Al-Qaradawi. He commented on the fiqh of facilitation that he is famous for applying, the Islamic religious discourse, the schools of Islam and the top problem of the Islamic world today. He also commented on the conditions in Iraq and the possibility of...

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