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[The text was written as a chapter for Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, Edited by Hans Aage Gravaas, Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil and Knud Jørgensen. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Vol.
In this article, the author reflects on how Islamists at a recent summit in Kuala Lumpur are focusing their efforts around the concept of “thinking about the Muslim Nation” [al-tafkīr bil-umma].  The author discusses the dangers of such a policy as enacted in Sudan and highlights the contradictions...
After the participation of  Muslims of  Ismāʿiliyya village of Minya governorate through donations for building a church in the village during the year before the past, the village once again announces the tolerance and love that prevails amongst its people as the Copts donate building materials to...
Independent human rights organizations, monitoring the referendum over the draft Constitution, detected several attempts of preventing Copts from voting.
Jamāl Shamardal, a leading member of the Jamā’ah Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) in Beni Suef, held Priest Ishaq Kastūr of the ‘Izbit Marco Church of al-Fashn town, responsible for the escalated incidents in the governorate during the past few days.
President Muhammad Mursī decision to appoint 90 members of the Shūrá Council came as an evidence that Islamists, especially the MB, will have control over the number of appointees. This contradicts with spokesperson for the President Yāsir ‘Alī’s statements that 75 percent of appointees will not be...
Dr. Safwat 'Abd al-Ghanī, member of al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah's Shūrá Council stated that the broadcasted statement attributed to al-Jamā’ah on allegedly issuing a fatwá apostatizing voters who are against the referendum of apostasy, has raised a wave of surprise and consternation.
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
  Dozens of Salafists and members of the al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) staged on Sunday (October 28) mass protests against ‘Id al-Adhá celebrations held on a main road overlooking the River Nile in the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Menya, where more than 2,000 Muslim and Christian...

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