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Volkhard Windfuhr was born in 1937 in Essen, Germany and migrated to Egypt with his mother in 1955. As a German correspondent in Egypt, Volkhard Windfuhr is naturally involved in Arab-West relations. Besides journalistic reporting he has co-authored a book concerning 9/11, arguing for what he...
Volkhard Windfuhr [read his biography here], Cairo correspondent for Der Spiegel (German weekly magazine), said in an interview with al-Akhbār that he had sensed a change in former President Husnī Mubārak since 2004. In 2002, Windfuhr started to sense anxiety and tension in the community close to...
Philip Rizk, was kept under arrest for four days in Egypt for protesting about the Egyptian-Gazan border being closed. Philip was freed today but his arrest has resulted in discussions about; the freedom of demonstrating in Egypt, non-government humanitarian aid from Egypt to Gaza, police providing...
Reports about religious tensions in Egypt sometimes hit the headlines abroad first. On November 26 Hulsman went with a German journalist to Ain Shams to investigate claims of violent demonstrations between Christian and Muslim youth, in this editorial he explains the causes behind the incident and...
A study conducted by the University of Hamburg in Germany has concluded that a serious potential for Islamist radicalization has developed amongst the Muslim community in Germany. Moreover, the lack of integration in society means that many Muslims have started to have a more fundamental religious...
While the majority of Muslims call to boycott The Netherlands because of the offensive movie ’Fitna,’ some extremists attacked Dutch interests in certain countries. However, Dr, ‘Alī Jum‘ah, the muftī of Egypt explained the way he reacted: “I carried the Glorious Qur’ān, kissed it and read it for...
The following article presents an interview with Muhammad cartoonist Kurt Westergaard..
The author believes that the West has been fighting Islam, since September 11, in various ways. Its latest attempt was the foundation of a union for the care of ex-Muslims called the ’Central Council of Ex-Muslims.’
Nabīl ‘Abd al-Fattāh believes that religious media must first be addressed in order to achieve reform. Bishop Bīshūy sharply criticized Father Zakarīyā Butrus for offending Muslims and Islam in his program on al-Hayāh satellite channel. Comments that offensive statements and problems around church...
German Chief of Intelligence Ernst Urlau discusses the German’s attempts to resolve the crisis of its hostages in Iraq, asserting that Germany continues to support the war against terrorism, in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel.

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