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In this article, the author discusses Pope Benedict’s visit to Turkey, highlighting its main political implications and problem’s surrounding Turkey’s membership in the EU.
The Egyptian press has widely covered the four-day visit that Pope Benedict XVI paid to Turkey from November 28 to December 1, 2006 in an obvious attempt to heal the wounds opened by his earlier "offensive" remarks on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. According to political analysts, the pontiff’s...
The author admires the courage of Monk Dīmīanūs for admitting Islam’s tolerance and wanting us to learn to respect the other’s doctrine and view.
On Tuesday, Pope Benedict will start a four-day visit to Turkey amidst growing protests in Istanbul and Ankara. Tens of thousands took to the streets and chanted anti-pope slogans, expressing their fury at the pope’s remarks on Islām which he made two months ago in a lecture at the University of...
October presents the opinion of Uri Avnery, an Israeli author, writing about the “conflict of civilizations.” October writes that Avnery has shown support to the Prophet of Islām and Muslims against false accusations and mistrust promoted by the head of the Catholic Church.
Europe’s rejection to Turkey’s entry into the European Union because of its Islamic values.
Explaining the broad meaning of the concept of jihād in Islām, Muslim thinker Rajab al-Bannā quoted famous British writer Karen Armstrong’s definition of it as "struggle and effort, not a synonym for holy war as Westerners define it." Ahmad ‘Izz al-Dīn al-‘Arab wrote in a short article in al-...
The author discusses the issue of the ordination of women in various Christian denominations and traditions.
This article reviews the book, ‘Listening to Islam,’ an attempt to present Islam objectively through the eyes of four very different people, two Christian and two Muslim. The author asserts that the book is a very useful and thought provoking introduction to the problems of Christian/Muslim...
For the third week, Pope Benedict’s controversial remarks on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad have made headlines in Egyptian national and independent newspapers. A number of Muslim intellectuals devoted their columns to refute claims about the spread of Islam by the sword. Some Muslim scholars...

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