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The Islamic political groups, the Brotherhood [Muslim Brotherhood] foremost among them, continue using the slogan "Islam is The Solution". These groups have adopted the slogan to appeal to the emotionality of many simple people, who consider it to be the magic key for all the problems faced by the...
Background: In light of growing rates and allegations of religious persecution, the United States decided to adopt religious freedom as one of the main pillars of its foreign policy in 1998. This piece of legislation, referred to as the Religious Freedom Act, stirred considerable controversy....
Background: Following the assassination attempt on President Muḥammad Ḥusnī Mubārak in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June of 1995, the government launched a massive campaign of clamping down on Muslim Brotherhood members. Cornelis Hulsman along with Sunnī Khālid (NPR) sat down with Egyptian Islamist and...
Background: Maḥjūb al-Tijānī is the president of the Sudan Human Rights Organisation in the branch of Cairo and Ḥamūd Fātḥā al-Raḥman, the secretary general of the same organization, discuss the atrocities of the al-Turābī/al-Bashīr regime, and the means by which the Sudanese people are dealing...
Background: Out of 60 million Egyptian people (statistics from 1995), there is not one person who could fulfil the position of vice-president, according to then-president Ḥusnī Mubārak, which has been the case for around 14 years. In 1995, Mubārak was the victim of an assassination attempt in Addis...
Background: A Southern Sudanese discussed in this interview the Islamisation of al-Kharṭūm in Sudan, as well as several reported cases of kidnapping in al-Kharṭūm and surrounding areas such as the refugee camp Māyū. In 1994, Cornelis Hulsman travelled to Sudan with the Cairo Foreign Press...
How the Muslim Brotherhood came to establish an international organization is discussed.
The article is based on a file that was issued by Rose al-Yūsuf magazine on the role held by religious men in both Christianity and Islam in society, and their disputes with each other.
Islamic scholars of the Azhar have rejected a fatwá issued by a key Islamic leader in Sudan, Dr. Hasan al-Turābī, in which he denies the hadd of stoning a male adulterer, believing it to be a Jewish rather than an Islamic order. He also recognises the testimony made by an educated woman as equal to...
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.

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