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The American TIME magazine chose the writer Dr. Nawāl al-Sa’dāwī in its list of “100 women of the year.” The list of the most influential women over the last 100 years was compiled to coincide with International Women’s Day. The magazine explained that al-Sa’dāwī was chosen due to her militancy in...
Russian intern Yana Kabirova interned with the Center for Arab-West Understanding between December 10 and December 31, 2018. Her chief interest was in extremism in the Muslim world and thus we introduced her to Professor Abdallah Schleifer, a prominent Middle East expert, chief editor of The Muslim...
After several recent reforms, Saudi Arabia has embarked on the path of liberating the Saudi society according to its ‘Saudi Vision 2030’. It seems as if there is a revolution on the skyline with regards to Saudi women’s exposure to the wider world, and the eradication of their so-called ‘societal...
Thanks to the Egyptian historian and writer, Muḥammad Shuʿayr’s book entitled “The Making of Najīb Maḥfūz’ Forbidden Novel: ‘Awlād Ḥaritnā’”, that the reader discovers how Najīb Maḥfūz precipitates further controversy about politics, religion, courage and cowardice. The book is the first of a...
In his recent book, Children of Gebelawi [Awlād Ḥāritnā]: The Story of a Banned Novel (al-ʿAīn Publishing House), the Author Muḥammad Shu`ayr reviews the economic, social and political conditions that prevailed in the entire world, including the Arab Region and Egypt, before the publication of...
The abduction of Yūnis Qandīl (Younes Kandil) generated a debate between writers and the admins of social networking sites on the reasons behind the abduction of the general secretary of Mominoun [Muʾminūn]Without Borders Foundation for Research and Studies.
Background: Yūsuf Shāhīn, born on (25.1.1926–27.7.2008), was a prominent Coptic Christian film director and was active in the Egyptian film industry from the 1950s until his death on July 27, 2008. He is best known for controversial themes present in his movies and the legal issues he had regarding...
Background: In light of growing rates and allegations of religious persecution, the United States decided to adopt religious freedom as one of the main pillars of its foreign policy in 1998. This piece of legislation, referred to as the Religious Freedom Act, stirred considerable controversy....

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