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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...
Who are the Muslim Brotherhood, and what do they represent? Having thousands of members means that many people are able to speak as representatives, whether they are qualified or designated to do so or not. Yet if one relies only on an official spokesman, it is difficult to know if the comments are...
CIDT Intern Jacquelaine Wong compares the character of Fahri in the 2008 Indonesian film entitled Ayat Ayat Cinta (the Verse of Love) to the lives of Indonesian students who come to study at Cairo's Azhar University...
In this final installment of a three part series on the life of Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd, Professor Stefan Wild of Bonn University paints a picture of the life and work of the late Egyptian scholar....  
This is a series of various recent articles with Copts making the headlines.
This article outlines the issue of religious veils in Europe and the supposed danger they pose to the society.
Dutch journalist Eildert Mulder carried out a series of discussions and forums in cooperation with the Arab-West Report to discuss his book “De Omstreden Bronnen van de Islam” (The Contested Sources of Islam). He met with Muslim intellectuals Jamāl al-Bannā, Dr. Sayyid al-Qimnī and with Belgian...
Publisher: Uitgeverij Meinema, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands (2009)Translator: Sandra HeijdenEditor: Alexander Wamboldt The preface to Eildert Mulder and Thomas Milo’s 2009 book ’The Contested Sources of Islam’, where the authors introduce the four German revisionist historians whose theories about...
CIDT’s Jayson Casper reports on a panel discussion held at the JaffaCenter entitled The Fatimid State: Protecting the Holy Places of Mecca and Jerusalem”.
Amin Makram Ebeid writes: Cornelis Hulsman kindly asked me to write a few lines on the tragic events that took place in Naj‘ Hammādī and how this could be best managed, punishing the responsible people and working towards reconciliation between Muslims and Christians in the region.  

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