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The relationship between expatriates living in Egypt and Ramadan can be a love-hate relationship. Some might argue that Ramadan is the ‘most unproductive month of the year’. People work less hours and businesses can get a bit slow. On the other hand, however, very few can deny the level of...
We are living in a world of much polarization.  This negative energy drives communities apart rather than combining their strengths to work together towards a better society. Arab-West Report was founded in 1997 to fight this negative energy. We are small and thus work only developed slowly but in...
We often hear about the radical statements and fatwás of Muslims and about uncompromising Christian or secular activists who can appeal to populist sentiments and mistrust of the ‘other’.
Dozens of thousands of people gathered in the Vatican City to hear the final public prayer ceremony of the departing Pope Benedict XVI, amid exceptional security measures and claims of plots in the Vatican. Both volunteers and elite security forces worked to ensure a safe and secure experience for...
“Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions”, Vatican II, Nostra Aetate, 28 October, 1965, Article 3.   “The Church has also a high regard for the Muslims.  They worship God, who is one, living and subsistent, merciful and almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has...
Pope Benedict XVI’s unexpected resignation makes one reflect on his views concerning Islam.Pope John Paul II was immensely popular in the Muslim world. Pope Benedict XVI was not. This was notably due to his 2006 Regensburg lecture on violence and Islam which has continued to haunt him over the...
A high-level source in the Vatican said Cairo has sent a request nominating Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd for the post of ambassador to it more than 15 days ago, before a court acquitted defendants involved in case of assaults on protesters on February 2, 2011, known in the media as the...
The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) warned about Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Lebanon on September 15 to sign his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Church in the Middle East, “Ecclesia in Medio Oriente”.  This document contains dangerous ideologies such as calls to...
The verdict passed by al-Minya Criminal Court on May 21 convicting 12 Copts and sentencing them to life imprisonment while acquitting eight accused Muslims in the same case, known as the Abū Qurqās sedition case, has caused widespread anger among the Copts. Arab-West Report asked intern Cassie...
With a touch of humor throughout, Mgr. Michael Fitzgerald introduced his role as the Vatican Ambassador to Egypt to a delegation of mostly Catholic Austrian students and professors from the University of Vienna. This visit was organized by Arab-West Report and was also attended by some staff and...

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