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[The interview was carried out by Cornelis Hulsman, the transcript was made by Fidel Bartholdy]
One must be cautious when writing about religious leaders, as they have mastered the art of speaking to an audience. Humans have a penchant for self-deception and self-justification; when mixed with religious language manipulation is easily manufactured, even if unintentionally advanced. People who...
CH: We received this document from the Azhar through Dr. Nagia Abdelmoghney Said. The Azhar document is dated June 19, 2011. It was referred to in a recent meeting with Yousef Sidhom, editor-in-chief of Watani, and several others. It thus is an important document to refer to.  
On December 2-3 2009, a de-radicalization Conference was held at the Golden Tulip Flamenco Hotel. The conference was hosted by the Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Institute. One of the presenters at the conference was Hosam Tamam, who works for IslamOnline. Tamam spoke on 'Muslim Intellectuals and de-...
Arab-West Report, April 1, 2011Title: Interview with Ibrāhīm al-Huḍaybī (former member of the Muslim Brotherhood and political activist) about the current situation in Egypt Authors: Drs. Cornelis Hulsman, Arndt Emmerich and Judit Kuschnitzki Introduction of Ibrāhīm  al-Huḍaybī: I am Ibrāhīm al-...
 Reports released by international and domestic organizations have shown Egypt to be among the top corrupt nations on earth. However shocking this may sound, bribing civil servants has become the norm in Egypt. In its Global Corruption report 2009, Transparency International attributes Egypt’s...
During the revolution the Muslim Brotherhood, which was banned under the ex-regime, got on well with the young people, just as they listened to other political activists. The group gained more respect when they announced that hey won't be running in the presidential elections. In the meantime, they...
How can the perceived threat of Islamists be blunted? They should be encouraged to integrate themselves. At the same time they should be convinced of the need to espouse the principles of citizenship and equal rights for all – rules already enshrined in Islam. Meanwhile parties should not be...
Edward Cody, writer in the Washington Post, writes that the biggest winners of the [January] 25 revolution are the Salafists. He described them as Islamic fundamentalists who would like to see the strictest form of Islam applied to all of Egypt and across the Middle East.  
Many more Egyptians are reading opposition newspapers these days. Al-Ahrām is alleged to have lost senventy percent of its' readers since the revolution. Al-Wafd, Al-Shurūq and Al-Misrī Al-Yawm have proven to be very popular these days. Furthermore, newspapers have also realized the importance of...

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