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Sawsan Jabrah Ayyūb Khalīl (Sawsan Gabra) was born in 1963 in Alexandria, Egypt. Jabrah became involved in intercultural and interfaith dialogue when she returned to Egypt with her husband and co-founder of Arab-West Report (founded in 1997); Cornelis Hulsman. Gabra is Coptic Orthodox. She actively...
Cornelis Hulsman; a Dutch scholar on Arab-West relations and Editor-in-Chief of Arab-West Report first visited Egypt in 1975. Hulsman's line of work is primarily linked to Christian-Muslim relations and he strongly believes that religious issues and relations are an important element of...
“Respect for children starts with respect among children for each other,” said Herman Kaiser, Mayor of Arnhem during the 10th anniversary of the International Monument for the Unknown Child in the Netherlands on September 28, 2014.  Dr. Farouk Hosni, Minister of Culture of Egypt from 1987 to 2011,...
Following often emotional public discussions about the pro-Isis demonstration in The Hague and anti-Islam demonstrations, the Cairo Coalition (in Dutch: Cairo Overleg), representatives of Dutch churches, Muslim and Jewish religious organizations, issued  a Dutch which I have translated for Arab-...
Hulsman responded to questions of Mr. Rik Bokelman, Christelijk Informatie Platvorm,   Translated by Annelies Plas "Many reports about the persecution of Christians in Egypt are absolutely one sided. Most conflicts between Christians and Muslims do not find their origin in religious differences....
Previously, I have written in Arab-West Report about people who have influenced me, such as former Dutch Consul-General to Saudi Arabia, Daniel van der Meulen (1894–1989), who stimulated my interest in the Arab world and Muslim-Christian relations. Syrian-Orthodox Bishop, Samuel Aktash of the Tur...
*/ A French law banning prayers in the streets, which was approved by the government the day before yesterday (September 16), caused widespread controversy between French Muslims, when the decision forced them to rent military barracks to perform their Friday prayers due to size constraints in...
Headline: Amsterdam: Holland Arrests 12 Somalis on Charges Related to TerrorismSource: al-DustūrPage: 6Author: Not mentionedKeywords: Amsterdam, Holland, Somalia -------------------------------------------------- Headline: Investigation Judge Decides Today the Fate of Somalian Terror CellsSource:...
Headline: Pope Shenouda Visits Catholic Church for CongratulationsSource: al-Ahrām Page: 1Author: Not mentionedKeywords: Pope Shenouda III, Coptic Catholic Church --------------------------------------- Headline: First Conference for Opposing Brotherhood Next Week: A Stream to Restrict General...
Al-Sharq al-Awsat reports about the closing of the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM) in the Netherlands.
The Christian Democratic Appeal of the city council of Slotervaart in The Netherlands rejects the proposal to teach Islam in public schools.
Muhammad Zuhdī discusses the meaning of jihād according to the Qur’ān.
Salāh ‘Īssah comments on the reasons why people insult Islam and how Islamic society insults Islam.
In the interview Marzūq Awlād ‘Abdullah, professor of Islamic studies at Amsterdam University, stresses that dialogue is the means through which Muslims can make the West recognize their existence. He says that the Western media plays a major role in increasing anti-Islamic sentiments. However, he...
The article describes the events of the first Coptic Studies Symposium that was recently held at the University of Toronto.
Disagreements occur over female circumcision at a meeting held by the National Conference for Childhood and Motherhood.
Liberal Islamic thinker Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd participated in a cultural festival that was organized in Beirut and Cairo at the same time. After the difficulties encountered to hold Abū Zayd’s lecture in different places, the lecture was given at the American University in Cairo where Abū Zayd...
Nabīl Najīb Salāmah writes about the struggle between civilizations between the Islamic and Western Worlds.
Muhammad Khalīl reports about the refusal of the ‘Azhar to depict the Prophet Muhammad and his companions in a film about Islam.
The article sheds light on the case of Mamdūh, a Copt, whose wife, Muná, left him to marry another. Muná obtained a decree granting her a divorce because she claimed Mamdūh was psychologically troubled. Consequently, Mamdūh demands an investigation questioning the credibility of the decree.

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