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ʾAbū al-ʿAlā Māḍī was born in 1958 into a religious, Muslim family in Minia, Egypt. In 1996, he became the co-founder of Hizb al-Wasat (Center Party) which simultaneously signaled his break from the Muslim Brotherhood. The establishment of a political party with an Islamic background touches on a...
Dr. ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Masīrī was born in 1938 in Damanhūr governorate, Egypt. In 1975 he took up a position as Advisor of Cultural Affairs to the Permanent Delegation of the Arab League to the United Nations in New York, which he held until 1979. However, he was not able to resume his earlier...
The Center released a document which documents more than a hundred cases of verbal assaults on supporters of the Palestinian cause. Most of these verbal assaults called supporters of Palestine terrorists or anti-Semitic. A representative from the Palestine Solidarity Legal Support Network commented...
A group of 64 French intellectuals demanded that there be a distinction made between anti-Semitism and general political criticism. In an open letter signed by the group in a French newspaper, the group claimed that it is the right of the Palestinians to have a state and to be able to achieve their...
A friend of mine asked me the other day what I think of this quote from the Economist of June 23:‘The best way to tame the Islamists, as Turkey’s experience shows, is to deny them the moral high ground to which repression elevates them, and condemn them instead to the responsibilities and...
        AWR Chief Editor Cornelis Hulsman critiques a review of Martin Gilbert's In Ishmael's House: A History of Jews in Muslim Lands....
The Episcopal Church in 2007: a visit to China, Iran and to Libya where two churches were inaugurated after four centuries of imposed absence due to political reasons.
The Ministry of Endowments presented a draft law prohibiting all forms of demonstrations and political activities in mosques.
Interview: Cornelis HulsmanThe following article presents an interview between His Royal Highness Prince Hasan Ibn Talal of Jordan, and Drs. Cornelis Hulsman. Issues discussed include Christian emigration from the Arab world, reform, and political issues in the Middle East.
Al-Dustūr reports on Muslims and Christians celebrating the Virgin Mary Festival
The article mentions books that have been banned or approved by the Islamic Research Academy.
The article lists comments made on some of the author’s e-articles published on the Web. The comments reflect the author’s opinion on the appearance of the new dā‘iyahs and the strategies they follow to gain access into the public’s preferences.
The article describes the decline of Christians relative to members of other faiths in the Middle East, developing the argument that it is part of a larger trend, and suggesting that Christians may all but vanish from the region.
The head of Jordan’s center for archaeological studies has announced that they have found the remains of the world’s oldest church.
Al-Dustūr reports what Islamic preachers have said during the Friday sermons all over Egypt.
Al-Ahrār has published a special series of articles about the Bahā'ī faith in Egypt. The articles covered the history and origins of the Bahā'ī faith in Iran and also its development in Egypt.
In this article the author criticizes the double standards of state newspapers. Whereas they denounced President Bush’s speech in the Knesset they did not condemn President Mubārak’s congratulatory message to the head of the Zionist entity.
Secretary General of the Middle East Council of Churches, Girgis Ibrāhīm Sālih, stressed the need to recall the sixtieth anniversary of the plight of the Palestinian people and seek to return these usurped people to their home at the meeting of the Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees.
The board at the American University of Cairo passed a resolution calling on professors, students and university staff to refrain from any dealings with Israeli academics on campus and to exclude companies that invest in Israel from university endowments.
The author believes that even if Islam is the solution, Muslims themselves are the problem. Whenever they have weapons, they direct them towards their countries’ regimes even if the regimes govern in the name of Islam.


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