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On 5th July, Johan Snel delivered a lecture discussing freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Johan’s lecture focused primarily on the current dialogue of freedom of expression and religion in Dutch journalism, and the divisive effects they caused across the Islamic world and wider...
Despite being a box office hit, the Egyptian film “Mawlāna” (the Preacher, Our Master) upset many who watched it, demanding its ban.  
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius refused the Salafī Front’s accusations against Bishop Serapion of Los Angeles of involvement in the film denigrating the Prophet Muḥammad, stressing that the church has been in the forefront of parties that criticized the movie. [...
This issue presents a number of articles on the freedom of expression and the freedom of creed, and also comments on a new film released in The Netherlands, which is trying to counter-act the harm caused by the controversial film ’Fitna.’
Hulsman comments on the previous article by Muhammad ‘Alī Ibrāhīm in which has attacked Islam and accused of having no morals or ethics.
Fahmī Huwaydī reflects on the Dutch movie ’fitna’ and Arabic and international reactions to it.
Drs. Cornelis Hulsman discusses the recent controversy stirred up by Dutch MP Geert Wilders’ film ’Fitna.’ He points to a number of articles in this issue that directly respond to the film, stressing the need for dialogue rather than an abuse of freedom of expression in building bridges between the...
The writer tackles the idea of reforming religious sermons, whether Islamic or Christian, through Dr. Nabīl ‘Abd al-Fattāh’s book entitled, ‘The Religious Speech in the Egyptian Mass Media in the Ninety’s.’
Najīb Mahfūz’s novels are full of religious symbols. Many religious notions have become moral ones through time, language and social traditions.
‘Abd al-‘Azīz Khidr writes about depicting and criticizing religious characters in films and TV series.

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