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Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
Background:  Tūjān al-Faīṣal, the first female member of the Jordanian parliament, talks in English about fundamentalism in Jordan, the people’s demand for reforms, a leader and their attitude toward Israel. In Arabic, she speaks about progress in the influence of women in politics. Two unnamed...
Background: ʿAbd al-Raʾūf al-Rawābdah (born 1939) is a Jordanian politician and became prime minister of Jordan in 1999. In the 1967 Six-Day War (otherwise known as the Arab-Israeli War), Israel overpowered Egypt, Jordan and Syria. It then occupied the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem,...
Background: Fahd al-Fānik is a well-known Jordanian economist and financial consultant. He discusses the issue of the Jordanian economy, the situation of the poor and suggests a number of ways of tackling these issues. Side A: The Jordanian budget used to depend on foreign aid, dating to when the...
Jordanian Crown Prince Hamza Bin Al-Hussain called upon Muslim societies to renounce violence and extremism. He stressed that dialogue and openness to the outside world is the only way to correct the false image of Islam. Prince Hamza made these statements at the inauguration of the forum of the...
The article reports on the activities of a youth gathering entitled, ‘Creation and Religions as Sources of Unity’ that took place between November 30 and December 2 in Aleppo, Syria.
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 New York Times reported that Iraqi Christians are escaping the increasing violence in Iraq. A clergyman was kidnapped and killed in response to the pope’s declarations against Islam.
The author discusses the plight of Christians in Iraq.
Views of Muslim scholars differ over whether to accept the so-called "apology" of Pope Benedict for the remarks he made about Islam a few weeks ago. Nearly 38 Muslim scholars and leaders sent a letter to the pope to indicate their appreciation of the pope’s expression of regret and his affirmation...
Turkī ‘Alī al-Rabī‘ū sheds light on the Egyptian contribution to the study of Islamic movements around the world, particularly the studies published by Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS).
Jordanian poet Ibrāhīm Nasr Allāh faces trial and possibly imprisonment for a collection of poems that were first published 23 years ago, because of accusations that they may instigate commotion and undermine the country’s stability.
A decision to introduce Christianity as a school subject in governmental schools in Jordan has stirred controversy, with varying views from different Islamic scholars.
This article deals with the assault waged by a Jordanian in the capital, Amman, against a group of tourists, which resulted in the death of one Briton and the injury of five others and a Jordanian policeman. The attack was the first since an anti-terror law was approved.
Yesterday, a Briton was killed and six others were wounded after a gunman opened fire on a group of tourists at Amman’s Roman amphitheatre. In a press conference on Monday, the Jordanian Minister of Interior, ‘Īd al-Fāyiz, described the attack as a "cowardly terrorist act," adding that the...
The article discusses claims about evangelization campaigns taking place in Jordan.
A book about Christian Zionism that is essential for the understanding of the religious dimensions of American support for Israel.
The author talks about Abū Mus‘ab al-Zarqāwī’s life and notes that al- Zarqāwī has turned out to be one of the most wanted terrorists and bloodiest criminals in the history of Iraq.
The author warns of a conspiracy by Hamās, through the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, to make Jordan a substitute country for the Palestinians by turning the Hashemite kingdom into an Islamic country to liberate the Palestinian lands.
The author expresses astonishment over the position taken by the Muslim Brotherhood group in Jordan, who supported Abu Mus‘ab al-Zarqāwī in his attacks on the three hotels in Jordan, which claimed lives of scores of civilians.


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