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The Global Fatwa Index (GFI) affiliated to Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ and General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide reported that it has monitored 500 samples on various fatwas that have been issued over the years by official institutes as well as by radical and ultra-conservative Islamist...
From time to time, I receive invitations to participate in dialogues, platforms, forums, seminars, or to contribute intellectually through research papers, on the perceptions and scenarios on the future of our Arab region. All these dialogues are directly or indirectly connected with the interest...
Prominent Christians and organizations worldwide voiced their alarm as the city of Mosul was emptied of Christians for the first time in the history of Iraq. The Egyptian Orthodox Church condemned the forced displacement of Christians from Mosul, while Pope Francis expressed his feelings of shame...
Sharīf al-Hawārī, a prominent leader in the Salafi Call, has said that the recent law on preaching in mosques is ‘tailored against us’, and that the organization is aware of efforts to get rid of them, adding that Yāsir Burhānī, vice-president of the Salafist Call, was still waiting for a permit.
A number of Coptic movements, most prominent among them the Middle Eastern Forum for Freedom (Muntadá al-Sharq al’Awsat li-l-Hurriyyāt) and Democratic Egyptian Solidarity (al-Tadāmun al-Misrī al-Dīmuqrātī) have protested outside the embassy of the Vatican, demanding Pope Francis and the Security...
ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria) has introduced a testimony for new members in Iraq, in which they declare that they are ‘not an unbeliever’. In the pledge new recruits must repent for having committed bid‘ (innovation / heresy in religion), and each declaration is valid for three...
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a militant Islamist group active in Syria, posted a picture on its website of the first “protection pact” they reached with Christians. Under Islamic sharī’ah (Islamic law), non-Muslims living under the sovereignty of a Muslim caliphate state must...
In a lecture given at the Islamic Center of New York, Advisor to the Mufti, Dr. Ibrahīm Nigm condemned ISIS’s actions of displacing Christians in Iraq, forcing them to convert to Islam, and having them pay jizyah.
Several Islamist groups have come out against the terrorist actions of ISIS in Iraq and their displacement of Christians in the Mosul region of Iraq, specifically declaring these actions in clear opposition to Islamic jurisprudence. 
The Maspero Youth Union has declared its determination to organize a stand against events in Iraq, where ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) issued a choice to Christians yesterday – death, conversion to Islam, or payment of the jizya (tax on free non-Muslims under Muslim rule). 
President of the Strong Egypt Party, ‘Abd al-Mun‘im Abū al-Futūh, has called on young members of the Muslim Brotherhood to show devotion to God by rebelling against the mistakes made by the leaders of the Brotherhood. He said that further protests were to no avail and that their priority should be...
The Worldwide Jīhād Organization announced its rejection of the ISIS state, deeming it illegitimate and non-compliant with sharī’ah law. Abū al-Munzir al-Shinqītī, a leading figure in the Worldwide Jīhād Organization, highlighted that the main mistake committed by ISIS was its announcement of the...
Security experts have revealed the signing of a security and political agreement between Egypt, Algeria, and Tunisia in order to fight the spread of the fundamentalist terrorist group, ISIS, throughout the region. Indicators also reveal that this agreement will soon spread to Sub-Saharan countries...
Twenty-five terrorist bases in Sinai were demolished in skirmishes between security and armed forces and terrorist factions, resulting in the injury of some security personnel. Security sources revealed that the army and police forces figured out ISIS (Islamic State of  Iraq and Syria)  plan to...
The fundamental traditional Islam spread in Egypt not only among followers of Islamist political movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis, but also among the ordinary segments of the population, and after decades of abortions of any attempt to renew the religious discourse. A year...
A Twitter account believed to belong to ISIS warned Egyptians in Cairo and in North Sinai to remain far from security institutions, in order to stay safe. Yesterday, Twitter pages, believed to belong to ISIS, stated apologies for the death of civilians while attacking the army camps in Arīsh. 
Dr. Shawqī ‘Allām, Mufti of Egypt, denounced ISIS’ demolition and desecration of the shrines of the prophets in Iraq, the most recent of which was the demolition of the tomb of the Prophet Yūnis. He stated that this is an assault on the sanctity of the prophets. 
Dr. Safwat Abd al- Ghanī, a spokesman for al- Jamā’ah al- Islāmiyah, said that the cessation of terrorist acts is related to the return of  public freedoms and that the law and justice prevail. 
Ansār Bayt al- Maqdis Organziation has announced that it pledged allegiance to Muhammad al- Baghdadī, head of ISIS,  through a military parade and flyer n Sinai. 
In the report released by Observatory for Monitoring Takfiri Fatwas, Dār al-Iftāʾ stated that the month of November has witnessed a number of terror attacks carried out by Islamist radical groups, such as the Taliban and the Baluchistan Liberation Front (BLF) in Pakistan with 6 terror acts, two of...

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