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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it is the time to pause and reflect”   Questions are always asked. Who is better? Who will win? What’s next? Do we need to emigrate? Why there are conflicts? Are the Egyptians aware enough to avoid these questions? Or do they skip points like...
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...
On 5th July, Johan Snel delivered a lecture discussing freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Johan’s lecture focused primarily on the current dialogue of freedom of expression and religion in Dutch journalism, and the divisive effects they caused across the Islamic world and wider...
On July 5th, following lectures on the freedom of expression by Johan Snel and Dr Matthew Anderson, the Summer School group discussed freedom of expression and Islamic views of freedom of expression. Initially, Egyptian and Islamic students were invited to start the discussion, to share their...
My name is Eya Bouchech [Āya Būshish], I am a 20 years old and I am Tunisian. At this moment, I am having a mind full of thoughts, tears on my cheeks and a smile. I was praying asking God to show me the right way, and thanking Him for everything, for His plans, all the love He gave to all of us,...
Some predicted the possibility of a military clash between the Sudanese Transitional Council and the Revolutionary Forces, which recently suspended negotiations with the Council of Baran.   In the last few hours, the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) in Sudan decided to escalate with the...
Bernie Sanders, the US Democratic presidential candidate, criticized the Israeli government and described them as racist.    “I am 100 percent pro-Israel,” Sanders said. “Israel has every right to exist, and to exist in peace and security and not be subjected to terrorist attacks. The fact of the...
The Sudanese Professionals Association came together to decide on the fate of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who ruled the country for 3 decades, six days within the demonstrations.  The Minister of Defense, ‘Ūḍ bin ‘Ūf, announced that the army will rule during a transition period of two years...
Social networks are the most powerful promotional tools for extremist leaders and diplomatic speeches increasing anger and prejudice.   Hate and anger on social media are not restricted to normal users but have spread to the ones responsible for our countries.   

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