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Background: Dūrī Shamʿūn, leader of the Lebanese National Liberal Party, addresses the Syrian influence on Lebanese politics, the general political situation in Lebanon with special regards to the ongoing general elections, his party’s boycott of the elections and their demands, and the current...
Background:  Fāris Būīz, Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, elaborates upon the challenges that Lebanon faces with a focus on the imminent elections. Member of parliament ʿAṣām Fāris outlines his stance on Lebanon’s development, electoral law, economy and its place in the world....
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,...
Dr. Muhammad Ali Al-Jouzo, the mufti of Mount Lebanon, confirmed that terrorism is an international phenomenon that has no relationship to a particular religion, race or culture, and it is unfair to link terrorism to Islam just because there are some Muslims who did not understand the teachings 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.
A discussion of Christians in the Middle East, their history and ongoing struggles.
This article expresses alarm about the situation of Arab Christians in light of the sectarian feuds that are troubling Middle Eastern countries like Iraq and Lebanon.
Hāzim ‘Abd al-Rahmān discusses the issue of establishing a political party based on a religious reference, presenting his perspective on the impossibility of establishing such party.
An analysis of the impact of sectarian sedition on Arab policies.
The author critizes an article by the German magazine Der Spiegel about Christians in the Middle East. She claims that the article distorts the reality of the situation in the declining Christian communities in the region.
In this article the author condemns the denial made by several Arab and Muslim intellectuals of the Holocaust, referring to the conference that took place in Tehran in this regard.
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.
Al-Zawāhirī discusses the conflict between Islām and atheism and the current circumstances that the Arab region is experiencing in a new video tape.
The author of the article, Zayn al- ‘Ābidīn al-Rikābī, believes that the Sunnī- Shī‘ah sectarian conflict in Iraq is playing into the hands of the United States, which, he says, is now trying to divide the Middle East along ethnic lines. Explaining the significant doctrinal disagreement between...
The author discusses national unity in the Arab world.
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?
In this article, the author warns Egyptian society against the dangers of the expansion of the Shī‘ah influence as it increases fitnah and doctrinal disagreements in society allowing space for the growth of an extremist trend in its thoughts and beliefs; whereas the Sunnī parties do not have...
The author speaks about sectarian fanaticism in Lebanon because of politicians and its effect on Lebanon.
Drs. Hulsman provides a detailed description of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt, and a history of Coptic problems, stemming from their own actions and outside influences.
Muhammad Hilāl recalls how Egyptians were excited about the victory of the Lebanese resistance; but their happiness soon evaporated with fears of sectarian sedition.

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