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Dr. Shawqī Allam, the grand muftī, has denounced that armed militias have attacked one of the mosques in Baghdad, Iraq
Background: Iraqi scholar Dr. Thābit ʿAbdāllah discusses the economic and political consequences of Iraq under Ṣaddām Ḥussaīn’s regime, who ruled from 1979 up to 2003. ʿAbdāllah elaborates upon the 1991 March Uprisings in Iraq, the Ḥussaīn family relations and the effects of the Kuwaiti invasion....
Thousands of young people from Western countries have gone to Syria during recent years to fight under the black flag of what Prof. Schleifer calls “the most brutal and threateningly successful jihadist group, calling itself the Islamic State.” The British Tony Blair Foundation recently published a...
Ibrāhīm Si'dah says that terrorists justify their violence by saying that they are protecting Islam. He wonders how this is when there is civil war in Iraq where Sunnah and Shī‘ah Muslims are fighting with each other. His article comes in light of the October 31 attacks on the Our Lady of Salvation...
Hundreds of Christian Iraqis commemorated  the fourtieth anniversary of Sayyidat al-Najāh (Lady of Salvation) massacre in Baghdad on December 10, 2010. A lot of public and political figures attended the anniversary funeral. A Christian sect in al-Basrah (editor: name not given) canceled Christmas...
Headline: September 11 is an American conspiracy, says Shaykh ‘Abd al-Majīd al-Zindānī Source: Al-Ahrām al-‘Arabī Page: 24-25Author: Ilhāmī al-MalījīKeywords: Shaykh ----------------------------- Headline: In 2011...Copts expecting increase in sectarian fitnah and clashes between church and country...
  Jayson Casper considers the attack in Alexandria and the resulting sectarian demonstrations which arose in its wake. He explores some of the contextual issues and finds hope in an interfaith effort promoted by a dialogue group in the city. Even so, efforts to find meaning in the tragedy must go...
  AWR Chief Editor Cornelis Hulsman says that the government, Muslims, and Christians need to work together to address the growing sectarian tension in Egypt in order to prevent future attacks, such as the the New Year's Day bombing of a Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, which left 21 dead and...
A woman dressed in black who lost her husband in the recent Sayyidat al-Najāh church massacre came a day before Christmas celebrations to mourn her husband at the same spot where her husband died. In the past few weeks, Baghdad has witnessed armed operations targeting Christians. Many have died and...
The United Nations Refugee Agency says that a stampede of Christians have left Baghdad following the Sayyidat al-Najāh Church massacre carried out by al-Qā‘idah that left 44 civilians, 2 priests, and 7 security guards dead, as well as 60 people injured. UNHCR Spokesperson Melissa Fleming says that...
This report focuses on the situation of Christians in the major cities of Iraq, who are fleeing to the relative safety of Kurdistan, according to the report. It cites a Reuters report as saying that a latest incident, in which an elderly man and his wife were murdered, was part of a spate of...
The author comments on the U.S. Commission on International Freedom’s report on religious freedom in Iraq, and the migration of Christians from the region.
Drs. Hulsman and Dr. Burslem provide a detailed report on Muslim-Christian relations based on a review of Dr. Hugh Goddard’s book, commenting on a number of issues including Western perceptions, mis-interpretations, and examples of recent incidents involving Muslims and Christians.
An Assyrian Orthodox priest was killed in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad.
Al-Sayyid discussed the decline of Christianity in Arab countries and the Middle East. Emigration, foreign invasions, and internal conflicts are highlighted in the text as the main reason for the decline in Christianity in those countries.
The author, Dr. ‘Ādil al-Jūjarī, describes the deteriorating conditions for the Christians in Iraq after terrorist attacks followed them from Baghdad and Mosul to Basra where churches were attacked, priests slaughtered and Christian women harassed and kidnapped.
The article looks at a new religious survey, Freedom in the World, which claims that none of the Christian communities in the Middle East are completely free. The author analyzes the changing face of Christianity in the Middle East and the reasons behind its recent decline.
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...
Fadel Soliman refutes Geert Wilder’s suppositions presented in his film ’Fitna.’ The following article provides Soliman’s critique on the manipulation employed by Wilder in his film.

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