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The 2014 Egyptian Constitution; Perspectives from Egypt
Dr. Janneke Stegeman, a Dutch Protestant Christian theologian and researcher in the Old Testament, religion, conflict and peacebuilding, believes ecumenism between Christians, Muslims and Jews should be seriously considered. Stegeman’s arguments are given and so is the critique on her arguments by...
 Jamāl al-Bannā, a great friend of Arab-West Report, passed away today at the age of 93. Jamāl al-Bannā, born in 1920, was the younger brother of Hassan al-Bannā, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose policies he rejected. Jamāl al-Bannā was widely perceived by Egyptians as a liberal thinker...
This paper expands upon earlier work published in Arab-West Report by Dutch Arabists Eildert Mulder and Thomas Milo on the contested earliest sources of Islam.1 Mulder and Milo illustrate that critical scholarship has cast doubt on the historic
On June 4, Raymond Ibrahim, sent out news with the title “Graphic Video: Tunisian Muslims Slaughter Convert to Christianity.” Ibrahim’s warning that the video is immensely graphic is certainly true. The description of the Arabic text is mostly but not entirely correct. Here lies the problem. Was...
Yesterday and today I was at the Mujama' administrative building at Tahrīr square to complete the residence permit in my passport. Just around the corner was the burned building of the Scientific Research Center besides Parliament. The military has sealed off the Qasr al-'Inī and Shaykh Rayhān...
Is the church in Egypt persecuted? Many Coptic Christians would answer in the affirmative. I definitely agree that the situation for Christians in Egypt has worsened but I do not agree using the word persecution before we have first agreed on a definition and compare facts on the ground with this...
    Over the last several weeks, controversial remarks by Bishop Bīshūy of Damietta and Islamic thinker Dr. Salīm al-‘Awwā have filled the pages of the Egyptian newspapers. AWR Chief Editor Cornelis Hulsman provides a recap of the events....  
Dutch journalist Eildert Mulder carried out a series of discussions and forums in cooperation with the Arab-West Report to discuss his book “De Omstreden Bronnen van de Islam” (The Contested Sources of Islam). He met with Muslim intellectuals Jamāl al-Bannā, Dr. Sayyid al-Qimnī and with Belgian...
Prominent academic translator Noureddine Zouitni gave a lecture at the Goethe Institute in Cairo and a workshop at CIDT. This is a report on the lecture and the workshop.

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