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American President Donald Trump stated in one of his tweets that Christians in the Middle East are being executed in large numbers, and that this horror cannot be allowed to continue. This statement comes in the context of Trump’s anti-refugee approach and his efforts to combat terrorism in the...
ʾAbū al-ʿAlā Māḍī was born in 1958 into a religious, Muslim family in Minia, Egypt. In 1996, he became the co-founder of Hizb al-Wasat (Center Party) which simultaneously signaled his break from the Muslim Brotherhood. The establishment of a political party with an Islamic background touches on a...
Born in 1940, Dr. ʿAbd al-Muʿṭī Bayyūmī is an Egyptian professor at the Usūl al-Dīn (Fundamentals of Religion) Faculty in the Azhar University in Cairo. He has addressed many issues related to fiqh, as well as issues related to culture and politics. According to Dr. Bayyūmī, the renewal of...
Samuel P. Huntington was born in 1927, in New York, USA. Huntington had his breakthrough as a scholar in the 1960's. A Google search on the exact phrase "Clash of Civilizations" results in over 1.7 million hits, which implies the influence of Huntington's work. Furthermore, The al-Qāʿidah attacks...
Muḥammad Ḥabīb was born in 1943 and holds the position of  First Deputy for the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Ḥabīb is part of the older generation of the Muslim Brotherhood. This older generation is usually considered to be very cautious about cooperating with the state. They...
Coptic activist Mīlād Ḥannā was born in June 1924 and is the co-founder of the left-wing opposition party al-Tajammuʿ Party. Ḥannā said that he could have easily been a minister if he had chosen to do some lip-service to President Mubārak; however, the fact that he has criticized the government on...
Michael Munīr was born in 1968 in Egypt in Abu Qurqas near Minia to a Coptic Catholic family even though he today considers himself Coptic Orthodox. Munīr refers to his life in Egypt as a member of an oppressed Christian minority without religious freedom, citing this as his reason to emigrate to...
Reverend Jerry Lamon Falwell was born on August 11, 1933 in Lynchburg, Virginia and deceased in May 2007.  In 1967, Falwell created an evangelical educational institution called the Lynchburg Christian Academy. The most echoing case of insult caused by Falwell was September 2002, when he gave an...
Ayman Muḥammad Rabīʿ al-Ẓawāhirī is a Muslim who claims that he is committed to bring the golden age of the caliphate back, and advocates a violent means of jihād to achieve his objectives. His own native country Egypt, along with many other countries, considers him a terrorist. During the 1990s,...
Arab-West relations have been one of the most controversial relationships in the international arena for decades.
This paper is an attempt to outline and illustrate the many facets of the Arab media's reaction to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the profound emotions it stirred in so many Arabs and Arab journalists. 
On December 11 the SGP-delegation met with Coptic Catholic Bishop Qultah to hear his opinions following the tensions between Islamists and non-Islamists over the Constitution.  Diana Serodio translated from French into English. Following an introduction by Bishop Qultah SGP, delegation members...
For years I have been extremely cautious with reports published by Jihād Watch and AINA (a source often quoted by Jihād Watch). Their language tends to be inflammatory and stories that I was able to check in the past – see the many reports about this subject in AWR – proved to be exaggerated....
My fifteen years living in Egypt has given me a lot of connections, including Egyptian diplomats, who are now providing me with stories about current developments in Egypt. It is very common among diplomats that they are ready to give visitors an off the record insight in what is happening in their...
According to the Pew Research Center, US media attention for the Egyptian protests has exceeded every foreign policy story over the last four years, commanding 56% of all news coverage. While initially surprising, upon reflection this story hits at the conjunction of many popular flashpoints:...
According to the Pew Research Center, US media attention for the Egyptian protests has exceeded every foreign policy story over the last four years, commanding 56% of all news coverage.
 Cornelis Hulsman's farewell speech given at Cairo University in June 2009.
 Jayson Casper reflects on his experience watching the football world cup in an Egyptian cafe.

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