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Muḥammad ʿAwaḍ, a Muslim extremist, tried to kill Rafīq Karam, a Copt and owner of a car workshop on in al-Marj with a switchblade, cutting him deeply in the neck very close to his neck arteries.  ʿAwaḍ did this all while directing insults and abuse towards Copts, and describing them as non-...
In this article, the author reflects on how Islamists at a recent summit in Kuala Lumpur are focusing their efforts around the concept of “thinking about the Muslim Nation” [al-tafkīr bil-umma].  The author discusses the dangers of such a policy as enacted in Sudan and highlights the contradictions...
The Global Fatwa Index (GFI), which is under the authority of the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ and the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, presented statistics about Christmas fatwas.
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...
Like many, I enjoy analyzing certain films for deeper intellectual meaning.  On the surface, the Egyptian film ‘al-Ḍayf’ (The Guest) seems an ordinary story of a liberal intellectual who invites his only daughter’s fiancé home to dinner only to find out that he is a terrorist intent on...
Atheism in Egypt has generated widespread debates in the printed media as well as on social networking websites following the 25 January 2011 Revolution, amid the growing feeling of a large sector of Egyptians of freely expressing their ideas and religious beliefs, and a shock for the Egyptian...
Dār al- Iftā’ believes that the call of the member of the guidance bureau of the Muslim Brotherhood Abd al- Rahmān al- Bir to his group “to carry out jihad against those who attack you” is a direct incitement for killing and corruption of the land and spreading fitnah (strife).
A security campaign that was held by the general security section in the Ministry of Interior has led to the death of Takfiris , destroying three houses and 3 tunnels and seven huts in Rafah and Shaykh Zuwayid.
Dr. Ahmad al- Tayyīb, Shaykh of the Azhar, has met with a group of Azhar professors and Endowment preachers.

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