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I would like to begin by explaining some of the reasons I chose the topic of blasphemy in Islam. In some respects, I am talking here about elements of the deep structure of the dissertation. These underlying motivations have shaped and inspired this study, but they are not always explicit. I...
In the aftermath of the "January 25 Revolution", when the Egyptians overthrew their former president Hosni Mubārak in 2011, new media presenters emerged, highlighting the vacuum experienced by the satellite channels in the country during the Mubārak era. Old media presenters re-appeared, taking the...
On April 25, 2013, Jihad Watch contributor Raymond Ibrahim (Ibrāhīm) published in Middle East Forum what he titled “Death to Churches Under Islam; A Study of the Coptic Church.” 
Shaykh Hamdī ‘Abd al-Fattāh is a unique personality in Egypt. Little known outside of his home region of Maghagha in Upper Egypt, he is a candidate for parliament running under the banner of the Salafi Nour Party. In and of itself, there is nothing unusual here – the Nour Party has searched for and...
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:...
The author reviews the three volume selected works of Tarek Heggy, the liberal Egyptian political thinker and international petroleum strategist.
Dr. Muhammad al-Sa‘īd Mushtaharī criticizes Islamic satellite channels for depending on dubious Islamic heritage – Ḥadīths or Fatwás – in preaching. He believes that such materials are the main reasons for accusing Islam of being a religion of terrorism.
The article is a personal interpretation of Islam presented by al-Nogaidan. He explores his experiences with Islam, beginning with extremist ideologies that were fostered in Saudi Arabia, to his realization of Islam as a try religion of peace.
Muḥammad al-Dusūqī Rushdī reports on the Islamic opinion of Murtadds. Dr. Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī believes that Riddah is one of the most serious dangers that threaten Islam. “Riddah threatens the spirituality of Muslims,” al-Qaradāwī said. He also differentiated between two kinds of Riddah: the heavy...
In the following interview, Muslim thinker Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd discusses the present Islamic discourse, he refers to the history of the Islamic reformation in the 20th century and points out the current defects. Abū Zayd also tackles the problems of Egyptian society and the Azhar’s relationship...

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