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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.
Asharq al-Awsat reports that the statements of Hirsi Ali against Islām were seen by members of Muslim communities as a trick, deployed in order to gain asylum. Dutch journalist Eildert Mulder, who interviewed Ali, does not believe that this allegation is true
The speech of Drs. Cornelis Hulsman, director of the Center for Arab-West Understanding, on ’ Freedom of expression and respect for the other. How to respond if one is offended.’
Introducing website and search program linked to RNSAW’s database. Media attention for RNSAW work.
Rajab al-Bannā believes that Islam is being attacked everywhere, citing examples from Denmark, The Netherlands and Australia.
An article about the work of the Center for Arab-West Understanding from Dutch newspaper Trouw. [Editor AWR: This article is very sharp. Senior editor Eildert Mulder has used formulations that Hulsman would never have used, but this is related to Mulder’s own experiences in Egypt and the Arab world...
[The article of Muhammad Shebl in October, September 15, resulted in an article in the Dutch Daily Trouw] While Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Dutch political scientist of Somali origin, received death threats because of her untraditional convictions about Islam, Egyptians discuss freedom of religion. This is...

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