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This interview  report reflects a brief discussion on August 5, 2018, between Libyan representatives (Mr. Abdulmajid Zuwama Alothmani [ʿAbd al-Majīd Zūwāmah alʿUthmānī], former Minister of Agriculture and current PDG of Libyan Petrol and Gas),  Mr Ahmed Shawki Mansour [Aḥmad Shawqī Manṣūr], the GM...
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...
In a meeting with Klaus Spreyerman, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegations in Egypt, and Dr ‘Amir al-Zamālī, ICRC Advisor on Islamic World Affairs, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, called on international relief organizations to assist all victims of...
Tunisian critic Shukrī Mabkhūt (Shoukry Mabkhout) writes: Amidst the worldwide campaign on sexual harassment and rape “#MeToo”, a British mother of a six-years-old child accused the famous children’s tale “Sleeping Beauty” claiming that the kiss the handsome prince takes from the beautiful sleeping...
In his interview to al-Dustūr, Dr. Ṣalāḥ Faḍl, the Egyptian intellectual and literary critic, said that the renewal of the religious discourse is linked to the system of reformation. “It is necessary to rely on the political administration to achieve this, as well as to introduce a radical change...
Intensive contacts between Egyptian feminist movements and Tunisian human rights activists and MPs discuss means and ways to benefit from the Tunisian experience in introducing provisions for the equality in inheritance between men and women.
Security experts have revealed the signing of a security and political agreement between Egypt, Algeria, and Tunisia in order to fight the spread of the fundamentalist terrorist group, ISIS, throughout the region. Indicators also reveal that this agreement will soon spread to Sub-Saharan countries...
The muftī of Tunisia Shaykh Hamdah Sa’īd stated that he supports banning the niqāb (face veil) if there is a reason to prevent it. He assured that the four schools of fiqh (jurisprudence), especially the Malikī school state that the niqāb is preferred by Sunnah (prophet’s teachings), but that the...
Several British banks have frozen over 300 leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood’s bank accounts.
An article on the Nahda Movement in Tunisia.
Egyptian media presenter, Muḥammad al-Bāz said that the Tunisian president, Muḥammad al-Bājī Qāyid al-Sibsī, is working towards the promulgation of a law advocating for the equality between men and women in inheritance matters. This law would draw on the Tunisian Constitution, which equates women...
The Tunisian President, Muḥammad al-Bājī Qāyid al-Sibsī, said he intends to propose a new draft law which will render women equal to men in inheritance matters. During his speech on National Women’s Day, the Tunisian President said that the enactment of such a law would continue to “respect the...
[AWR: Comfort Dickson interviewed a Tunisian female humanitarian and wrote here about how she experienced this interview]
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...
The controversy that surrounds the Tunisian President Muhammad al-Bājī Qāyid al-Sibsī will not cease before Arab mentality changes and continues to deprive the secularity of the state from the right of independent reasoning or ijtihād in religious texts. Whether the Tunisian president succeeds or...
The Faculty of Comparative Religion at the University of Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia, invited Cornelis Hulsman to present his work in Egypt to students on the 9th of February, 2018. Hulsman’s lecture covered the following subjects: - Introduction of Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman, Drs., director of...
The Tunisian president's call for the [permissibility] of marriages between a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man and equality in inheritance between men and women sparked a widespread heated controversy in Egypt more than any other Arab and Islamic country. 
In cooperation with the Palestinian Diyār Consortium, The King ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz International Center for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICCID) launched the first network of religious faculties and institutes in the Arab region in Amman, Jordan, on Saturday in order to promote...
The Islamic political groups, the Brotherhood [Muslim Brotherhood] foremost among them, continue using the slogan "Islam is The Solution". These groups have adopted the slogan to appeal to the emotionality of many simple people, who consider it to be the magic key for all the problems faced by the...
The debate in the United States of America over whether or not to classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization is raging these days. The idea is not a new one, and there was a draft law proposed to the congress years ago in this sense, but it did not gain much traction because the...

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