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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.
The author of the article, Mustafá Bayyūmī, provides a literary analysis of some of Najīb Mahfūz’s works, highlighting the great writer’s allusions to the companions of the Prophet Muhammad in most of his writings.
Mustafa Bayyūmī analyses the images of God’s prophets used in the novels of Najīb Mahfūz.
A critique of the strict censoring of religious films maintained by the Azhar. The authors warn of similar rigidity by the church.
The planned screening of The Da Vinci Code in Egypt has been met with strong opposition from church leaders. Arguing that “forbidden fruit is sweet,” Hānī Labīb believes that the ban on the movie will encourage more people to see the movie.
A Somali-born member of the Dutch parliament, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, quits over her inaccurate asylum application.
The author expresses his rejection of Christian and Muslim institutions’ involvement in judging works of art, arguing that banning artistic works should not be allowed.
The Egyptian film ‘Wija’ has produced controversy between artists and Muslim scholars over the definition of creativity.
‘Abd al-Jawwād Abu Kabb has finished a scenario of a comic political film about the parliamentary performance of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Islamic researcher and Azhar scholar Muhammad Abdel- Monem Radwan argues that there is nothing wrong about portraying the characters of the companions and the wives of the Prophet on screen. Muslims believe this is not allowed.
Christians get acquainted with the principles of Islam through drama. So there is no problem if Muslims get acquainted with the principles of Christianity through Christian drama. However, many of the Christian films produced so far have been shown only in the framework of the church.

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