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Background: Aḥmad ʿAṣmat ʿAbd al-Majīd (1.3.1924 – 21.12.2013) was at the time of the interview an Egyptian diplomat and the secretary-general of the Arab League, which consists of 22 members. The Arab League was established in 1945, with the aim of unifying the Arab World and considering the...
Jamāl al-Bannā was born in 1920 in al-Mahmūdiyyah in al-Bihīrah governorate, Egypt. His elder brother was al-Imām Ḥasan al-Bannā, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Despite being the brother of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Bannā pursued quite different interests. al-Bannā...
Jamāl al-Bannā was born in 1920 in al-Mahmūdiyyah in al-Bihīrah governorate, Egypt. His elder brother was al-Imām Hasan al-Bannā, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Despite being the brother of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Bannā pursued quite different interests. al-Bannā...
ʿAmru Mūsā; an Egyptian politician and diplomat who holds the position of Secretary-General of the Arab Leagueand plays a pivotal role in negotiations around most of the major disputes in the Arab world. Such negotations are in regards to the disputes between Morocco and Algeria over Western Sahara...
The American television network Fox News reported that even under President Sīsī, Copts in Egypt still feel isolated and persecuted. One Coptic activist said “we are always the weakest group in society, so when anything happens in any country we are always the first victims.”  (7 May, 2015, Bawābat...
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...
This paper is an attempt to outline and illustrate the many facets of the Arab media's reaction to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the profound emotions it stirred in so many Arabs and Arab journalists. 
[Background: Trouw, an important and influential daily newspaper in the Netherlands, published on August 4, an opinion article of the chairmen of the youth organizations of three political parties; the CU (Christian Union), SGP (Reformed Political Party) and CDA (Christian Democratic Party), which...
The tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic Hijrī calendar is known as ‘Āshūrā’. This day, is a sacred day celebrated by both Sunnīs and Shī’ah Muslims alike albeit for different reasons. Despite sharing this day in common, it highlights differences and brings memories of unjustified...
*/ The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a draft of a law to create the position of a special envoy to support the rights of religious minorities in the Middle East and Asia with Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan as top priority. The draft was approved by a majority of 402 to 20. [...
Bashīr 'Īsá writes that the attack on the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter in Alexandria is not different than the November attack at the Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad. The author is surprised at what she sees as the double standard of Egyptians in reacting to religious...
 Fālih 'Abd al-Jabār suggest that christians status in Egypt is much more better comparing with Christians in Iraq where there is religious intolerance. He added that the violence in Iraq transferred from attacking churches to killing individual Christians because they are an easy target, according...
Headline: Finding a Special Region to Gather Marginalized Christians in Iraq is the Perfect Solution to End our Suffering, Says a Coptic LeaderSource: Al-Sharq al-AwsatPage: 10Author: Not mentionedKeywords: Iraq -------------------------------------- Headline: Michael [a Christian], Son of Shaykh...
While some of the weekly Egyptian publications continue to offer extensive opinion pieces about the Alexandria church attack, instances of such opinions decreased noticeably in the daily papers...
Cardinal Antonius Najīb, Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, talks in this interview with al-Wafd about various current issues facing Egypt. Regarding the recent debate on divorce and remarriage Najīb said, “Marriage is sacrament built on unity between one man and one woman who will not...
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...
A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior said that an eldery Iraqi Christian man and his wife were killed in East Baghdad last Saturday. There has been a rise in deadly attacks against Christians in Iraq throughout the past few weeks, leading many of them to flea to other countries. On October 31...
Despite the cold weather, a large number of people gathered to participate in a prayer by Pope Benedict XVI at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. The Vatican Pope prayed for victims of violence of all religions. He particulalry emphasized those in Iraq, Egypt, and the Sinai.

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