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Background: Cornelis Hulsman was invited by Rev. Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo of the Barnabas Fund in the U.K. to attend a Christian conference in Cyprus that dealt with the position of Christians in various predominantly Muslim countries. The countries in focus are Algeria, Uganda, Malaysia, Nigeria,...
    CIDT Intern Vanessa Panaligan analyzes the role and effectiveness of a new breed of religious authority--the Islamic telepreacher....  
In spite of the democratic trends which prevail in the Muslim world and among some Islamic activists, there are still many conflicting attitudes about democracy which raises doubts about the future.
Dr. Sa‘d al-Dīn Ibrāhīm, chairman of Ibn Khaldūn Center for Development Studies reports on his paper that was presented to a conference that was held in Rome under the title: ’The Cross, the Crescent and the Ballot Box.’ Ibrāhīm’s paper discussed Islam and democracy. In the following lines Ibrāhīm...
A non-Muslim academic established an Islamic center in Oxford. The following lines present an interview with Dr. David George Browning in which he gives information about the center and the surrounding circumstances.
Amānī Abū al-Hasan reports on the controversy raised over the issue of Malaysian Muslim men of religion releasing Fatwás calling on women to wear what is called ’the chastity belt.’
This article is a continuation of a discussion on ‘Toward a civil democratic Islamic discourse, the constitutional stipulation of Islam and its philosophy of the rule.’ It cites articles from the constitutions of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Turkey to demonstrate how the different political systems...
The Malaysian authorities have suspended the Tamil-language daily Makkal Osai newspaper for a month over publishing an offensive photo of Jesus Christ smoking a cigarette and holding a can of beer.
Islamic banks are experiencing significant growth and attracting Muslims’ and non-Muslims’ savings in the Islamic world. This growth has tempted other traditional banks to open outlets that operate in accordance with the Islamic Sharī‘ah.
Angry reactions in Arab and Islamic countries continued over the desecration of the Qur’ān by US soldiers in the prison of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as new evidence disclosed slackness by the US administration to follow up the case that dates to one year back.
Dr. Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī, the grand Imām of the Azhar, comments on a series of articles entitled, ’The Perils of a Religious State,’ by Dr. Jabir ‘Aṣfūr, published by al-Ahram, starting on January 15, 2006.
Issues related to anti-Semitism are discussed in four of the papers of this week. Most articles question the connection established between criticizing Israel and anti- Semitism. See also art. 2 and 3
The author of the article undervalues the role of interfaith dialogue if it isestablished with terrorist groups that do not adhere to man-made laws and deem democracy a misleading heresy.
The article criticizes the backwardness Arabs suffer in comparison to Western advancement.
Police in Belize announced that an American fugitive charged with establishing a terrorist training camp in the U.S. and poisoning water supplies in North Virginia was arrested yesterday morning in Belize City.
A discussion about a conference on human rights, the innovation of religious speeches, the relationship between religion and the state, the economic progress of non-Arab Muslim countries in Asia, and problems of applying Islamic laws with regard to marriage, divorce, and inheritance in non-Muslim...
The article discusses claims about evangelization campaigns taking place in Jordan.
The author reports insults directed to the Azhar in the Islamic Centre in London and a similar incident in Malaysia.
The author writes about a conference he attended in Indonesia that has considered ways for Arab Muslim countries to benefit from the experiments of non -Arab Muslim countries and which discussed whether Islamic discourse could be reformed without taking the Arab environment into account.

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