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Cornelis Hulsman, founding editor of Arab-West Report, and Gurjinder Khambay, second-year student in International Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands, specializing in the Middle East, interviewed Dr. Jan Slomp, a major leader in Christian-Muslim dialogue at all levels, through Webex, on...
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan signed a decree on Friday that hands Hagia Sofia over to the country’s religious authority and reopens it to Muslims for prayer, with little regard for the international criticism, condemnation, and expressions of disappointment from several political and religious leaders.
The Archbishop of Sebastia Atallah Hanna [ʿAṭā Allāh Ḥannā] commented on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decree which paved the way for the Cathedral of Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sophia) to be converted into a mosque. The Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem criticised this...
In an interview with the program “The 9th” on Egyptian Channel One, Dr. Aḥmad Karīma, professor of Islamic law [sharīʿah] and comparative jurisprudence [fiqh] at al-Azhar University, said that it is prohibited to take up hostile acts against religious places of worship for Jews and Christians [ahl...
The legal case to strip Egyptian citizenship from [several] people associated with the Muslim Brotherhood who have fled to Turkey has sped up. The first circuit of Egypt’s Administrative Judicial Court has decided to refer the suit to the State Commissioners Authority, which will prepare a legal...
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood announced that it is forming a committee of specialists and professionals, both at home and abroad, to combat the novel coronavirus crisis. Leading Muslim Brotherhood figures would be among the committee members, as well as figures from professional bodies including...
Dr. Saʿad al-Ddīn aAl-Hhilālī, professor of Islamic jurisprudence at Al-ʾAzhar University, said that Erdogan’s decision to convert the Hagia Sophia into a mosque is an offense to Muslims and Islam, and every Muslim must disapprove of this decision. He says that everyone must know this is the result...
The majority of Muslims around the world began to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan this Friday amidst a peak in the number of people infected with the Coronavirus. The virus prevents many believers from meeting their families or performing collective prayers in mosques, while some religious...
In this op-ed, the author argues that ignoring the local and sectarian nature of the Armenian and Syriac genocides comes at the risk of having these sentiments resurface again.  He then focuses on how these events tie with the situation on the ground for Christians in Turkey and Syria and the...
The crisis in Libya has led to an increase in tension between Egypt and Turkey. The relationship between the two countries has been difficult ever since the Egyptian coup d’état in July 2013, except for the economic exchange between the countries which reached 5.3 billion USD. 

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