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I had very mixed feelings about attending an intercultural summer school in Cairo which focused on Muslim-Christian relations. I have always had a complicated relationship with religion. Throughout my life God has always been abstract and absent. Perhaps I wouldn’t go as far as saying ‘God is dead...
How should we assess the endless stream of media reports and images that we are exposed to daily? On July 2, 2018, Matthew Sparks (M.A., Georgetown University) facilitated an important and evocative discussion of this question and introduced Arab-West Report, the massive electronic database...
Dear Sir, When I started my journey from India, I had a few apprehensions, few worries, few concerns and a lot of hopes. Over the time, the apprehensions and worries blurred, concerns vanished although my hopes grew stronger. Hopes to venture into something adventurous, hopes to learn something new...
Since the report of Yūsuf R. Kāmil about the transfer of prisoner treaties in Arab-West Report Leslie’s mother, Brigitte Maras, has been contacting different authorities in Belgium. They confirm there is no prisoner exchange treaty between Belgium and Egypt and therefore they can do nothing to get...
Introduction by the translator The following is a translation of an e-mail by Sieghield Lacoere, the official spokesperson of the Belgian Minister of Justice, to Jarit Taelman, a Belgian journalist working with De Gazet van Antwerpen, “Re: Leslie Maras,” February 12, 2019. The original e-mail was...
Editor AWR: The Center for Arab-West Understanding has ‘adopted’ Belgian prisoner Leslie Maras who has been since 2006 in an Egyptian prison for an effort to take drugs into Egypt. Leslie was sentenced in 2007 to life in prison which in Egypt means 25 years. His parents have tried through court...
Cairo is a large metropolis of eight million people, so it is not only the largest city in Egypt, but also the largest city in Africa and the Arab world. "Greater Cairo" encompasses the city of Cairo and adjacent Giza. The river Nile, one of the largest in the world, lies between the two cities. To...
On the occasion of the anniversary of the Coptic Orthodox Pope’s visit to the Vatican last year, Pope Tawadros stated to a Catholic newspaper that both churches are working together to realize a greater goal, that is complete unity.    
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros has led a mass in St. Antonios’ Church in Abū Dhabi on Saturday May 10, on the second day of his visit to the UAE.     
Salafīs have refused to implement the decision of the Ministry of Endowments which prohibits preaching of those who are not imāms.
Eng. Abd al- Mun’im al- Shahāt, spokesman of al- Da’wah al- Salafiyah, who issued an earlier fatwá that democracy is religiously prohibited,  stated that we select al-Sīsī, out of concern for sharī’ah  and that no political pact was made with him.
Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, stated that the attack that led to the abduction of 200 Nigerian school girls can fall under the jurisdiction of the ICC.
The General Council of Sufi Orders will hold the elections of the Supreme Council for Sufi Orders on Thursday May 15.
Pope Tawadros has visited the mosque and tomb of Shaykh Zāyyid, founder of the UAE. 
An anonymous security source stated that Muslim Brotherhood leader Mahmūd ‘Izzat has sent a letter to three terrorist groups in Sinai requesting 300 terrorists to execute an alleged plan for “the last chance” to be executed on the anniversary of June 30th.
The International Court of Justice has reiterated its rejection of the request submitted by the Freedom and Justice Party of the Muslim Brotherhood which called for investigating the crimes post June 30, 2013 and the violence of security forces against its supporters. 
Ansār Bayt al- Maqdis (terrorist group operating in Sinai) have stated that democracy is a form of infidelity that should be avoided as it destroys Islam. 
Al- Sīsī’s statements in which he said he is “a Muslim who loves his religion” has angered the secularist movements and Coptic activists who stated that he should not have made such a  statement.
Al- Da’wah al- Salafiah has succeeded in nipping a sectarian strife in the bud in Hūsh ‘Īssá, Beheira.
The General Council for Sufi Orders has decided to hold the elections of its supreme board next Thursday May 15 based on a decision of Prime Minister Ibrāhīm Mahlab.

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