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As a student who signed up to study Arabic in the autumn of 2010, I looked forward to the third year of my degree (abroad in an Arabic-speaking country) with a lot of excitement – there were so many options to choose from. I had organised a three-month teaching placement in Muscat, Oman to begin in...
This issue covers a number of topics dealing again with the freedom of expression. Pope Shenouda discusses the need for Arab unity to address the tensions in the Middle East, and Max Michel publishes a book critiquing the Coptic Orthodox Church.
In spite of his critical health condition, Pope Shenouda III is heading to Jordan on January 21 to participate in a conference on religious coexistence. The patriarch will travel in a private airplane that has been equipped with medical equipment.
Drs. Hulsman’s report discusses the state of past and present relations between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. The paper opens by giving information about Pope Shenouda III and the most important incidents that have taken place during his reign. The second half of the paper then looks at specific...
Nicholas Papadimas is the hero of the hour in Israel and the focal point of a good deal of gossip on the Jewish street, being the Trojan horse that helped Zionism sneak into the Greek Orthodox Church and seize more Palestinian territories in Jerusalem, including the ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattāb square,...
The Center for Arab-West Understanding presents its annual report for 2006, highlighting the objectives achieved and the goals for the upcoming year. 2006 was landmarked by growing toward the Center for Arab-West Understanding, and laying the basis for an electronic documentation center.
Prof. Andreas van Agt explained great changes in the cultural climate of north-western Europe in the pasty decades, becoming more hostile to religion and certainly not only Islām. Muslims needs to understand those changes in order to be able to respond better to European critique on Islām and the...
The article discusses honor killings and the reasons behind them. It highlights organizations that are attempting to combat these crimes, and their frequency throughout the Islamic and Western worlds.
The author discusses the plight of Christians in Iraq.
The fifth anniversary of 9/11 was a strong reminder of the continued war declared by Islamism against the world, and especially the “infidel West.” This article approaches some of the many questions that that have been raised by the war.
Drs Hulsman analyses the lecture of Pope Benedict, noting that the text showed that his lecture was unfortunate but the translation made it even worse. The report notes several translation mistakes from the original German text to English. The Arabic texts were then translations of the English....
Dr Jan Slomp, member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs in Djeddah/London, recommends the work of the Centre for Arab West Understanding, acknowledging that its use of reliable information is working towards strengthening Muslim/Christian relations by...
The conference held in Denmark over the offensive Danish cartoons called for by the young controversial dā‘iya cAmr Khālid has created different reactions in the West and the Islamic world.
The article criticizes the Arab ‘addiction´ to the conspiracy theory. The author believes that the theory of the conspiracy against Islam gains grounds at the time the Israeli-American alliance tightens its grip on the Arab world. It would be wrong to apply the conspiracy theory in this...
The author comments on the annual conference of the Arab Thought Forum that was held two months ago in Amman under the title “The Arab-Islamic culture…security and identity.” He believes that the subject of the title is formulated in a way indicating that it is an accomplished fact – which is not...
Late this month, the executive council of the Islamic Universities Union in Jordan will examine the establishment of the first Islamic university in Europe. The university is meant to be the center of Islamic ideology and culture in Europe and to work on correcting the image of Islam in the West
The Jordanian Minister of Endowments invited Amr Khaled to give lectures in Amman. Despite the attendance of Queen Rania at one of his lectures and the royal reception made for him, radio and TV channels ignored his visit. Jordanian papers attacked him and accused him of causing harm to Islam.
Egyptian authorities have detained hundreds of Sudanese refugees in several camps in preparation to deport those who have no UNHCR registry documents. About three million Sudanese are living in Egypt; most of them are crushed by abject poverty, including 50 million refugees and asylum seekers, with...
A critique of the Egyptian government’s handling of the Sudanese refugees protesting in Cairo.
The author discusses her reasons for attending and speaking at the much-criticized Washington conference entitled "Democracy in Egypt for Muslims and Christians."

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