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Preface by Cornelis Hulsman: In 1997 I started making press overviews on issues related to Muslim-Christian relations and founded the Religious News Service from the Arab World which later was renamed Arab-West Report. Between June 13, 1997 and July 11, 1998 I collected articles from al-Muslimoon...
Mehmet Görmez, head of Presidency of Religious Affairs, the highest Islamic authority in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, said that celebrations of Christmas and New Year is idolatry and heretic. 
Ahmad Abū al-Ghaīt thinks that despite its regained strength, Egypt will not enter the war against ISIS into which Turkey has been dragged and he stressed that Egypt is under the attack of foreign media. He also said that ISIS must been confronted with ground troops 
The conflict between Salafīs has escalated in intensity to the extent of making accusations of treason. 
Meanwhile, al-Jihād al-Islāmī announced its support for ISIS in fighting the American-led “crusade against Islam”, irrespective of their ideological differences. 
The International Union of Muslim Scholars has continued its meetings in Istanbul. Its members voted for Dr. Yūssuf Qaradāwī to remain in his position as a head to the union for the fourth time. 
Dr. Yusuf al- Qaradāwī, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholar has requested the members of the union to convene in Turkey to discuss the crisis that the Muslim Brotherhood organization is going through.
Muslim Brotherhood sources stated that the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood has formed a reconciliation committee headed by Ibrahīm Munīr and Mahmūd Hussayn, leaders in the Muslim Brotherhood. 
Several British banks have frozen over 300 leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood’s bank accounts.
  The Rockin' Imām Aḥmad Muḥsin Tuzer has been the headline news for a long time in Turkey for creating a rock band. The Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has dismissed Imam Tuzer for his controversial activities.  
Background: Maria van der Hoeven is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party. She served as Minister of Economic Affairs from 2007-2011. Side A: The Dutch Minister Maria van der Hoeven is in Cairo on a visit the Dutch-Flemish institute. The first topic discussed was...
Interview Script (Documentation) Interviewer (s): Drs. Cornelis Hulsman and Ms Comfort Dickson Interviewee: Tunisian humanitarian activist Interview setting: A private residence in Maadi, Cairo. The interview was conducted between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Tuesday morning July 17, 2018. The interview...
German organization Misereor decided not to continue support for the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) after 1 July 2019 for reasons of policy change. CIDT has been supporting the Center for Arab-West Understanding in turn. Misereor has been good for around 35% of their...
In 1535, the system of Capitulations of the Ottoman Empire began. Henceforth, foreigners in the Empire were subject to their own prosecution in specific courts. This also applied to Egypt. However, the situation of foreign Christians was much better than the situation of Egyptian Christians
The Church in a week: According to “Ṣadā al-Balad” these are the most important events of the three Orthodox Churches in the course of next week:
The subject of Wolfgang Häde’s 128-page work concerns the torture and murder of Pastor Necati Aydin and two other men in Malatya city, Turkey, in 2007. Häde (outside Germany also spelled Haede) is an Evangelical pastor and German missionary serving the local Evangelical Church in Turkey....
In a lecture given on Friday in Istanbul, Turkey, at the International Relations Academy, on the theme Islamic Constitution in Time of Revolutions, Mukhtār al-Shinqītī, a Mauritanian professor of Political Ethics and History of Religions at Ḥamad Bin Khalīfa University of Qatar, said that the...
Ibrāhīm al-Jawharī was born in the city of Qaliyūb in the second half of the 18th century. In the small city’s kuttāb, he learned writing and arithmetic, in which he excelled. He used to trans-scribe the religion books, and distribute them to the church at his own expense. He cared to present the...
One of the leaders of “Islamist” parties who sought asylum in Turkey, allegedly claiming that he has been persecuted, wondered on why Islamic political parties are not treated like Christian parties in Europe. The said leader has no intent to put his hand on the real cause of the crisis. If these...
Four years after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Hassan al-Bannā founded the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928 to bring about political, social and economic reform from an inclusive Islamic perspective. The Muslim Brotherhood became the most active Sunni political faction after the formation of national...

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