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Throughout the presentation of Johan Snel on July 6th, 2018, three themes were discussed: modern democracies, the dark side of democracies, and the lessons we can draw from this.
In an article published in al-Maṣrī al-Yawm, Egypt’s former Minister of Culture Ḥilmī al-Namnam criticizes the point of view that claims that critic to Israeli policies is an “equation” with anti-Semitism:
Following the Second World War, Germany began to heal the deep wounds that affected the German character. There's no doubt that one of the thorniest issues that the Germans dealt with wisely after the war was the anti-Semitism and the restoration of relations with Jews. Especially given the deep...
Ever since the events of September 11 and the spread of the concept of the War on Terror, which means fighting what the west calls “Islamic terrorism”, the relationship between western countries and their Muslim minorities has witnessed tension, while Muslims of those states are trying to defend...
Three years ago, on February 27, 2013, we interviewed Aḥmad Ashūsh in our office. These were the days of President Muhammad Mursī and we then made efforts to understand the motivations of the different people involved various Islamists movements. Aḥmad Ashūsh was arrested in October 2013 for the...
Many Dutch organizations and public figures are starting a movement against the attempts of hard-line politician Geert Wilders, leader of the Party for Freedom in the Netherlands, to offend Islam.
The International Religious Freedom Report 2007 on Egypt sparked the protests of Egyptian observers and journalists who considered it interference in Egypt’s interior affairs to serve U.S. interests.
Muṣṭafá Bakrī, the author, regards attacks on Islam by some Western figures as a war against the religion, criticizing Arab officials for not adequately defending Islam. He therefore calls for a code of ethics to respect all religions.
In its recent book “Islam and the challenges of the 21st century,” the Gama?a Islāmīyah critiques the theory that confrontation should take place between Muslims and Christians, and East and the West. The Gama?a responded to those propagating this theory and asked Muslims not to consider any human...
The war on Iraq has ended. However, the role religion plays in it is still questioned. Some authors believe it cannot be viewed outside a religious framework and others warn against the danger of associating it with religion.
The heartbreak in all institutional religion is the disaster of clerical and ecclesiastical self-assertion. How dark the institutions of any church can become. The greatest tragedy of all lies in the lives of the humble Christians of any country who are oppressed by the powers that be. Watson...
In this article the author condemns the denial made by several Arab and Muslim intellectuals of the Holocaust, referring to the conference that took place in Tehran in this regard.
Dr. Amīn Makram ‘Ubayd introduces himself to readers of AWR, wanting to dedicate his efforts “towards a mission of progress energized by a will to see obscurantism defeated, fanaticism vanquished and poverty conquered.” “Writing,” Dr. ‘Ubayd writes, “associated with a fair degree of research, put...
From Rasputin to Bin Lādin, religion has always had a role in politics and in political plans. The following text depicts biographies of a number of people whose religious engagements played a role in their political life.
The fifth anniversary of 9/11 was a strong reminder of the continued war declared by Islamism against the world, and especially the “infidel West.” This article approaches some of the many questions that that have been raised by the war.
The Middle East Media Research Institute produced a report about responses in the Egyptian media to the attacks in the USA giving the impression that the Egyptian government, opposition, and independent press all celebrated the terrorist attacks on the USA. The RNSAW commented on MEMRI’s report and...
The author stressed that individual or mass suicide is not a recent Arabic-Islamic invention and that those who carried out the attacks in America were not necessarily Arabs or Muslims because American agents are only outnumbered by those who hate America’s arrogance.
Ihāb ‘Abd al-Hamīd argues that although the victims of the Holocaust were primarily Jews, others groups regarded as undesirable were also murdered and persecuted, including gay men, Soviet prisoners of war, gypsies and disabled people.
Jeff Jacoby argues that though his grandparents, aunts and uncles died at Auschwitz, Austria is committing a grave error by imprisoning David Irving for Holocaust denial, since freedom for the thought we hate, is the true test of freedom of thought.
The author notes that it is contradictory for Jews to oppose anti-Semitism so strongly, while some of them practice injustice toward their Palestinian neighbors.

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