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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...
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 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.
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 author discusses the unprecedented participation of Kuwaiti women in the legislative elections.
The Kuwaiti Prime Minister assured the Islamic groups in Kuwait that the governmental procedures would be limited to reorganizing their branches, which are specified for charity operations. He asked the deputies of the Islamic associations to calm the situation down and criticized three Islamic...
While Kuwait, which is considered a small country compared to Egypt, has stopped using the law to imprison journalists, Egypt still imprisons journalists despite the president’s promises that imprisonment in publishing-related cases will be abolished.
A new Kuwaiti press law prohibits the imprisonment of journalists.
The Kuwaiti magazine Al-Arabi holds an annual forum in order to discuss the gap between the East and the West. The forum discusses issues that are of importance to Arab public opinion. The 2003 forum is titled "The West in the eyes of the Arabs." Al-Arabi Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Suleiman Al-Askari,...
Arguing that music contravenes Islam, a Kuwaiti Islamist MP demanded that music education be banned in all public schools. The Kuwaiti MP proposed substituting Islamic education for music lessons.
The Kuwaiti National Assembly witnessed a very heated debate over educational strategy and reform of school curricula. The 14-member Islamic parliamentary bloc stressed that it will use its constitutional tools against the Minister of Education in case he was influenced by claims that the current...
Members of the Kuwaiti National Council warned the Minister of Education Rashid Al-Hamad against making any change in the curricula of Islamic education. They demanded that curricula upgrades be limited to scientific subjects in order to cope with the developments of the age and the requirements of...
Kuwaiti Minister of Education Dr. Rashid Al-Hamad announced yesterday that Kuwait is upgrading its school curricula in order to omit any texts that encourage religious extremism.
Participants in the sixth international conference for Zakat [almsgiving as prescribed in Islam] in Doha stressed that Zakat is one of the most important means for eradicating poverty and achieving development in poor countries. They also denied any relation between Zakat organizations and...
The only Kuwaiti who carries a clerical rank, Father Emmanuel Ghareeb organized a Ramadan evening gathering at the Faith Hall of the church where he is serving which was built in 1931. The evening gathering was attended by 120 persons including many Kuwaiti officials, the Egyptian ambassador and...
The Islamic Jihad Movement in Iraq issued a statement describing the Iraqi president as a tyrant who caused the death of thousands of Muslims in Iraq, Kuwait and Iran. It criticized the Brotherhood general guide and Sheikh Al-Qaradawi for issuing fatwas calling to support him. It called upon all...
The author criticizes Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi for supporting the Iraqi president and comparing him to Salah Eddin Al-Ayyubi [Saladin].
The leader of Al-Da´awa wa Al-Jihad group declared that the group is responsible for the incident of shooting the two Americans in Kuwait. He stressed that his group intends to carry out more attacks against American interests if the US launches a war on Iraq. He added that Usama Bin Laden is...
The Kuwaiti General Prosecution started investigating Samy Al-Metiry, who is accused of killing one American and injuring another in Kuwait. Al-Metiry said that he prayed to give thanks to God after he succeeded in shooting the two Americans.
In Kuwait too, a suspicious magazine called Al-Menbar alleged that Caliph Omar Ibn Al-Khattab was a homosexual and that Abu Bakr Al-Seddiq was not in the cave with Prophet Muhammad. The magazine went too far as to accuse the companion Khaled Ibn Al-Walid of having committed adultery with the wife...

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