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[The text was written as a chapter for Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, Edited by Hans Aage Gravaas, Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil and Knud Jørgensen. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Vol.
Dr. ʿIssām Aḥmad al-Bashīr, prominent leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Sudan, was asked in an interview about the nature of the nation-state in Islam.  Is it religious or civil?  He responded saying, “The nation-state in Islam is civil with Islamic authority as Shaykh Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī says...
Magdy Malak reflects on the scope and power of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and bemoans the lack of any real opposition parties that are able to compete with the ruling National Democratic Party.
Some experts said other countries like Canada, Australia and the United States would walk in the footsteps of the Netherlands in order to help Copts to pack up and leave through facilities offered in the embassies of those countries in Egypt.
In a lecture given at the Islamic Center of New York, Advisor to the Mufti, Dr. Ibrahīm Nigm condemned ISIS’s actions of displacing Christians in Iraq, forcing them to convert to Islam, and having them pay jizyah.
Several Islamist groups have come out against the terrorist actions of ISIS in Iraq and their displacement of Christians in the Mosul region of Iraq, specifically declaring these actions in clear opposition to Islamic jurisprudence. 
The Maspero Youth Union has declared its determination to organize a stand against events in Iraq, where ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) issued a choice to Christians yesterday – death, conversion to Islam, or payment of the jizya (tax on free non-Muslims under Muslim rule). 
The Worldwide Jīhād Organization announced its rejection of the ISIS state, deeming it illegitimate and non-compliant with sharī’ah law. Abū al-Munzir al-Shinqītī, a leading figure in the Worldwide Jīhād Organization, highlighted that the main mistake committed by ISIS was its announcement of the...
There is an ongoing crisis for Christians in Mosul, the second largest Iraqi city, forcing them to leave their homes and cities. 
Researcher Islām Biḥayrī described discussions about reconciliation with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood as “the crisis of all crises,” from which Egypt and the surrounding region would not recover again. In a long interview with al-Dustūr, Biḥayrī said: the Brotherhood got a proper chance to...

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