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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...
Last Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Egypt.  In addition to meeting with President al-Sīsī and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sāmiḥ Shukrī, Pompeo delivered a speech at the American University in Cairo.  The stage was set for the successful visit by a tweet from President Trump...
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
Lawyer and activist Najīb Jabrā’īl, Chairman of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization, said Egyptians are one fabric that al-Tahrīr Square has seen the blood of both Muslims and Christians shed and mixed together. He said his organization is defending the rights of Copts from a...
The Reciters Syndicate decided to expel Shaykh al- Shāzilī, the reciter who called the shi’te call to prayer in Iraq. 
Al-Qaeda Organization in Iraq and the Levant called upon the Muslim Brotherhood to raise arms against the state and forcefully apply Islamic sharī’ah.    
Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, decided to refer the member of the Reciters’ Committee, Shaykh Faraj Allah al- Shāzilī, for investigation before a committee from the Reciters’ Syndicate after a video clip was spread which shows the shaykh, in Azharite attire in Iraq, making the...
Doctor Andre al-Zakī, the President of the Fellowship of Middle Eastern Evangelical Churches and the Vice President of the Evangelical Coptic Church, expressed a number of opinions in an in-depth interview with al-Mogaz. Chief among them is his view on the general situation in Egypt: that after two...
In an appearance on a Russian Orthodox TV Channel, Pope Tawadros II emphasized that the situation in Egypt is good and improving step by step, while the relationship between the Church and the people is strong. 
Al- Nusrah Front and the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant continued their warfare despite the calls of Qa’ida leader, Ayman al- Zawāhirī, call upon them to stop fighting.
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media, Jordan, published a report entitled “The Christians of Middle East Face Regional Conflicts and Terrorist Attacks”. The report stated that numbers of Christians are dwindling amid conflict and jihadist attacks, for Pope Francis expressed his concern that...
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...
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...
A joint prayer is organized for tomorrow by the Council of Egyptian Churches, which encompasses the Orthodox, Catholic, Episcopal, Evangelical, and Roman Catholic Churches.  The prayer is to be held at the St Mark’s Cathedral in the ‘Abāssiyah district tomorrow night as a call for peace in Egypt,...
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). 
In an open letter to the United Nations Office at Geneva, yesterday, various leaders of Middle Eastern Churches urged the United Nations to protect religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, to prevent atrocities and massacres, and to officially condemn the human rights violations committed by the...
According to a British telegraph, ISIS threatened to assassinate the Catholic Pope during one of his future visits to the Middle East. 
The war against ISIS has started. 

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