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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...
Al-Azhar issued its 2020 report showcasing the most important issues that it dealt with this year. In light of the vicious attacks to disparage Islam and the Prophet Muḥammad in 2020, al-Azhar – which is the voice of nearly two billion Muslims – worked hard to stand up against these attacks.  The...
Recently, religious institutions have rejected and condemned Charlie Hebdo’s republication of the images insulting the Prophet Muḥammad.  At the same time, there have also been media reports of an extremist burning the Qur’an in Sweden, and French reactions and stances on the issue continue to...
Last week, French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo republished the drawings of the Prophet Muḥammad that were the reason behind the terrorist attack on the publication on January 7, 2015, which resulted in the deaths of 12 people from the editorial board. 
Transcript of Dr. Anas Abū Shādī's address “Counter Insult with Arguments by the Pen and Other Non-Violent Means.” (January 27, 2015)
In January 2015, after the jihadists attacked the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people, European leaders organized a march of millions on the streets of the French capital chanting "I am Charley" in an expression of solidarity with the victims and contempt for their...
Sabotage of the picture of the Muslim policemen victim of the Charlie Hebdo attack  The portrait of French Muslim policemen Ahmad Merābit who was killed in the Charlie Hebdo attack, was removed from its place in a street of Paris, where it was located among several bouquets of flower to honor the...
Sale of “Charlie Hebdo” and “Libération” to be banned in Egypt? The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters will hold a meeting headed by Judge Tāmir Riyād on Sunday, in which a possible lawsuit banning the sale of “Charlie Hebdo” and “Libération” is being considered. Ahmad Ibrāhīm Sulaymān, director of the...
Thousands of young people from Western countries have gone to Syria during recent years to fight under the black flag of what Prof. Schleifer calls “the most brutal and threateningly successful jihadist group, calling itself the Islamic State.” The British Tony Blair Foundation recently published a...
Georgetown University PhD candidate Matthew Anderson went in July 2015 with Arab-West Report/Center for Arab-West Understanding to Maghagha were we met with several local people, Christians and Muslims, about the expulsion of an extended Christian family from Kafr Darwish following allegations of...

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