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In both his presidential campaign and inaugural addresses, President Muhammad Mursī has assured the world of Egypt’s commitment to peace. Yet in the run-up to the final election on June 14, the Muslim Brotherhood published an Arabic article calling this commitment into question.
The Muslim Brotherhood is a difficult subject to tackle. Some of this is the fault of others – there appears to be significant bias against them in many quarters. Some of this is their own fault – they are a closed organization accountable to no government oversight.  
This month has seen a scathing battle in the mass media over visits by some Egyptian Christian citizens to Jerusalem, soon followed by another wrangling over a visit by Muftī of the Republic ‘Alī Jum’ah to the holy city, where he led worshippers for prayers at al-Aqsá Mosque.
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...
Seeking to keep the case of their father in front of the public eye, the family of the Blind Shaykh, ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān, organized another conference at the site of their open sit-in across from the American Embassy.  
Previously, I have written in Arab-West Report about people who have influenced me, such as former Dutch Consul-General to Saudi Arabia, Daniel van der Meulen (1894–1989), who stimulated my interest in the Arab world and Muslim-Christian relations. Syrian-Orthodox Bishop, Samuel Aktash of the Tur...
 Muftī of the Republic A’lī Jum’ah condemned attacking Islamic and Christian tombs in the city of Yāfā in Palestine by extremist Jews and writing provocative racial expressions on them.  
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, the Azhar's grand shaykh, criticized U.S. favoritism toward Israel in the Palestinian case, assuring that it will garner hatred towards the U.S. Administration's justice. He added that the Azhar will always support Palestine and the establishment of a Palestinian State with...
In spite of Pope Shenouda’s decision disallowing the travel of Copts to Jerusalem while it is under Israeli occupation, it has transpired that some Coptic businessmen from Canada, Australia and the U.S. are still organizing trips to the Holy Land, thereby defying the pope’s orders.  

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