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While Egypt has a long and diverse history of immigration from Africa, the Middle East and even Europe, Chinese immigrants are still a relatively recent and rare phenomena on the Nile. Over the past ten to fifteen years, however, fuelled through the economic rise of China and consequently the...
Honouring Charlie Hebdo supports terrorism Mohammed Muchtār Gamʿaa, Minister of the Awqāf Ministry, criticises that the 2015 award for journalistic integrity and courage went to the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo. To award a magazine that does not respect religious feelings is synonymous with...
We often hear about the radical statements and fatwás of Muslims and about uncompromising Christian or secular activists who can appeal to populist sentiments and mistrust of the ‘other’.
From April 25-28 I traveled with Arab West Report through a few Upper Egyptian Holy Family sites, places Mary, Joseph, and Jesus are recorded to have stayed according to Coptic tradition. This travelogue will share some of the insights and anecdotes learned along the way, by means of pictures taken...
The Holy Azhar denounced republishing the cartoons dishonoring Prophet Muhammad by the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
 [AWR: this interview was recorded, transcribed and translated by Diana Maher Ghali]
Near thirty journalists gathered at the Cairo Foreign Press Association headquarters to gain insight on the process involved in selecting a successor to the recently deceased Pope Shenouda. Arab West Report presented its research on the subject, accepting also further inquiries.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III is often praised, in particular by his own followers, for his ecumenical stances. The reality is, however, somewhat different, as the decisions of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod show. All synod meetings were presided over by Pope Shenouda, a strong and charismatic...
One of the interesting subplots to the Egyptian revolution is the fate of ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān, known as the Blind Shaykh, who is incarcerated in America for his role in organizing the 1993 attempt to blow up the World Trade Center. His family has maintained a small sit-in protest outside the US...

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