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On the second day, summer school participants were privileged to learn from a member of the European Parliament, Bas Belder. 
How should we assess the endless stream of media reports and images that we are exposed to daily? On July 2, 2018, Matthew Sparks (M.A., Georgetown University) facilitated an important and evocative discussion of this question and introduced Arab-West Report, the massive electronic database...
A Saudi Islamic scholar has requested his country’s authorities to chemically castrate men convicted of sexually harassing women. Sa’ūd ‘Abd Allah Finās, former Dean of Sharī’ah Faculty at the Imām University, stated during a phone call on Ya Halla show on Rotana Khalījiyah satellite channel that...
UN sources have assured that the continuation of the acts of violence in Burma is targeted at Muslims and aims at killing and displacing them. The last attack targeted the offices of the UN and other organizations in Burma and led to the killing and displacement of tens of thousands of Muslims. The...
Members of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Lebanon have received pope Tawadros with splendid happiness. The Pope took part in condolences ceremony of Pope Mar Ignatius, late Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church after which he visited the Coptic Orthodox Church in Lebanon. Bishop Abraham of the...
For two hours, the Egyptian TV Channel TEN, aired on Wednesday the interview Pope Tawāḍrūs II gave to media anchor ʿAmrū ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd during his program al-Raʾyu al-ʿĀm (the public opinion).
Former muftī of Egypt, Alī Gum’ah, has called upon Muslim youth to visit Jerusalem. This call stirred much contention in Egyptian political circles. Some political parties stated that the call is alien, ambiguous, not justified and considered a form of naturalization with ‘the Zionists’. Dr. Abd al...
The Council of Shaykhs of Sufī Orders has denounced storming the Aqsa mosque and desecrating it by the Israeli female soldiers. The Council of Shaykhs added that Israel continues to challenge the Islamic world with its provocations (Author not mentioned, al- Dustūr, March 20, p.2). Read original...
In his speech in the UAE at the conference “Social Peace”, Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imām of the Azhar, deplored the fact that global peace is tied to the whims of international politics and its changeability, saying that Islam viewed peace as the basis of international relations. He stated that the...
Saudi Arabian authorities yesterday added the Muslim Brotherhood to its official list of terrorist organizations, also registering ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), Hizb Allah al-Su’ūdī (the Saudi branch of Hezbollah), and Jamā’at al-Nusrah (The Nusra Front in Syria). The Ministry of the...
Grand Muftī Doctor Shawqī ‘Allām will participate today in the ‘Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies’ that is being held in Abu Dhabi, a conference involving Muslim thinkers and intellectuals from around the world. Doctor ‘Allām emphasized the necessity of spreading a culture of peace in...
The group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) broke into 2 secondary schools for girls last week in the city of al-Raqqah, and arrested 10 girls aged between 15-17 for contravening laws imposed by the group in relation to women’s clothing. The girls were flogged before an Islamic court and...
A court in Iran has shut down the reformist newspaper ‘al-Bahār’ for a period of six months, and sentenced its editor-in-chief, S’aīd Būr ‘Azīzī, to 91 days in prison, for publishing an article that it claimed insulted the Imām ‘Alī. The article, written by ‘Alī Asghar Gharavi, was entitled ‘Imām ‘...
The Azhar has condemned the violent incursion on Al-‘Aqsá mosque in Jerusalem undertaken by Jewish settlers the day before yesterday, describing it as a violation of its sanctity. Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayyib of the Azhar called for an Islamic movement to put pressure on the occupying forces and to...
Prominent Christians and organizations worldwide voiced their alarm as the city of Mosul was emptied of Christians for the first time in the history of Iraq. The Egyptian Orthodox Church condemned the forced displacement of Christians from Mosul, while Pope Francis expressed his feelings of shame...
Experts in the Coptic Case believe that the visit of the Diocesan Bishop Murquṣ of Shubrā al-Khayma to Saudi-Arabia at this particular point of time, might bear more than one message. Beside the purpose of the visit as pastoral for the Coptic congregation living and working in the Arabian monarchy...
A number of Coptic movements, most prominent among them the Middle Eastern Forum for Freedom (Muntadá al-Sharq al’Awsat li-l-Hurriyyāt) and Democratic Egyptian Solidarity (al-Tadāmun al-Misrī al-Dīmuqrātī) have protested outside the embassy of the Vatican, demanding Pope Francis and the Security...
ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria) has introduced a testimony for new members in Iraq, in which they declare that they are ‘not an unbeliever’. In the pledge new recruits must repent for having committed bid‘ (innovation / heresy in religion), and each declaration is valid for three...
Pope Tawadros II ordained three new priests. Furthermore, in an interview with a Kuwaiti newspaper he stated that Egypt was and will remain the first defense line of the Arab Gulf States, hailing the stance taken by Saudi Arabic, Kuwait and the UAE as historic. The Pope stated that national...
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a militant Islamist group active in Syria, posted a picture on its website of the first “protection pact” they reached with Christians. Under Islamic sharī’ah (Islamic law), non-Muslims living under the sovereignty of a Muslim caliphate state must...

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