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Egypt’s parliamentarians stood up against the calls for equality of inheritance between men and women, stressing that there are plans aimed at changing the identity of Egyptian society, and these voices are only tools for those who plan on this scheme abroad.
Columnist Aḥmad 'Abd al-Rabu wrote in an opinion article published by al- Shurūq about the ranking of Muslim Countries in the Democracy Index, attempting at highlighting the reasons behind the declination of freedoms in those countries and whether it is secular authoritarian or Islamist regimes...
CH: We received this document from the Azhar through Dr. Nagia Abdelmoghney Said. The Azhar document is dated June 19, 2011. It was referred to in a recent meeting with Yousef Sidhom, editor-in-chief of Watani, and several others. It thus is an important document to refer to.  
The Muslim Brotherhood’s role in Egyptian political life continues to be discussed in Egyptian media after the file of their alleged military activities was referred to the State Security apparatus.
Muslim people and intellectuals refuse to accuse Islam of being an authoritarian religion.
This essay discusses the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. He says that the Muslim Brotherhood leaders lack profound vision for the problem of merging with a democratic system.
Hafīz Sa‘d writes about a recent document entitled ‘Al-Ikhwān wa-al-Dīmūqrātīyah’ [Reviewer: Muslim Brotherhood and democracy], written by Dr. Mahmūd Ghazlān, a prominent member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s executive office who is also known as the number three man in the group’s leadership...
SAT7 is also only concerned with broadcasting Christian material, but a number of famous Coptic artists have refused to have any relation whatsoever with the channel.
The author criticizes the Muslim Brotherhood’s slogan "Islam is the Solution" and describes it as being deceptive. He believes it does not reflect the ideology of the group and calls for a new form of Islamic discourse.
During meetings with some French Muslim converts, Arlette Khourī transmits their opinions and experiences of Islam, mentioning the official French perspective concerning the increase in the number of ‘new Muslims.’
Al-Usbua´s reporting about US interference in Egyptian curricula is the result of polarization between US-government and Egyptian authors who no longer trust information of US government sources. These authors are basing their information on sources they trust but this may result in...
In an interview with al-Ahrām, Dr. Khālid Abu al-Fadl, President George Bush’s appointee to the Commission on International Religious Freedom, gave his opinions on religious democracy, the secularization of religion and Islamic preaching.
A hundred years after Imām Muhammad ‘Abduh’s death we are invited once again to think about reform and the limitations of fundamentalist rhetoric.
At a time when all the nations in the world are trying to overthrow tyrannical regimes and replace them with sound democratic ones, extremists are interpreting democracy as blunt atheism, and claiming that it replaces the rule of God with that of man.
Former Czech President Vaclav Havel wrote in the first chapter of his book “Summer Meditations” that he had to utilize the minimum level of every person’s positive trends in a bid to put an end to the chaos emerged following he collapse of his country’s old totalitarian regime.
The head of Der Spiegel’s office in Cairo interviews the Egyptian Nobel laureate novelist Najīb Mahfouz, who gives his views on some controversial matters such as the Arab-West conflict and the freedom of expression.
The author introduces the viewpoints of renowned Muslim intellectuals about the relationship between Islam and democracy.
Labīb suggests that Islamic civilization has remained silent about the institutional structure that should shoulder the responsibility of ensuring that power is not abused. It has also never acknowledged political plurality, and there have been zero efforts to get the people to participate in...
‘Abd al-Rahmān Hallalī discusses the wane and resurgence of political Islamic movements, arguing that after the 9/11 incidents, it became no longer possible to ignore the Islamist movements, not because of their violence, but rather because extremist Islam can never be handled except with moderate...
Despite the progressive Islamist movements in Turkey and Morocco, liberals are still haunted by the salafī [traditional] experiment of Afghanistan’s oppressive Taliban. Ibrāhīm Gharāyba discusses the concerns of liberals about the Muslim Brotherhood’s political agenda.

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