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Background: The interview with Mukhtār Nūh, a lawyer and a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood, revolves around questions related to religious freedom in Egypt including possible application of Islamic Sharīʿa, the rights of Christian minorities, and the possible response to conversion from...
With the tensions that have escalated between the West and the Islamic world since the September 11th attacks, foreign governments have advocated for a reform of religious education in Muslim-majority countries.
Prince Hassan of Jordan pleads for a pluralist society in the Arab world, and examines the phenomenon of Christian migration.
Every Egyptian who does not like something in this country finds no shame in threatening [the government] that he or she would demand the assistance of a foreign organization or government against his or her own country. Saad Eddin Ibrahim [Chairman of Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies]...
The report released by the US Commission for International Religious Freedom is considered by the Egyptian press to be one of the most critical reports by an American organization because it represents serious interference in Egyptian domestic affairs, especially in terms of education. Journalists...
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...
Al-Ḥayāh (Al-Ḥayāt) reports that Namik Tan, a spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry, welcomed the report from the European Commission on Turkey’s accession to the European Union, describing it as "balanced and impartial," and indicating that it included some points which his government will...
Jābir ‘Asfour discusses the wide impact of what he calls ‘hegemonic regimes’ in the Arab world on the concept of freedom of expression.
Through stressing that sectarian sedition in Egypt is an affair that has to be solved by the Egyptians themselves, including an increased involvement of Egypt’s Copts, the author of the article addresses his message to all Egyptians.
The author argues that Arab writings about the West and westerners are of vital importance for Arab and Muslims and for the Americans and Europeans too, but a problem arises when they are used to cast doubt over the idea of democracy itself and to replace it with despotism and totalitarianism.

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