List of persons names (and their functions) used in AWR-Articles

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Name Function
Bashīr ʿAbd al-Rāziq

Editor, Particpated in a roundtable discussion initiated by AWR on the amendment of Art. 2 of the Constitution (see AWR-Paper Nr. 40)


Bāsil al-Ḍabʿ

Cairo-based writer and editor,  contributor to TIMEP and previously Politics Editor at Daily News Egypt

Basilides (Saint)
Basilius (Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch)
Bāsīliyyūs al-Maqārī (Father Basilios or Basilius)

Coptic Orthodox monk in the Monastery of Saint Macarius; Author

Bāsim Naʿīm
Basma Mūsā (Dr.)

Egyptian Bahā’ī professor of dentistry at Cairo University

Basma William


Bassām al-Zarqā

member of al-Nur party and former assistant President

Bassām Quṭb
Bassām Rāḍī

official spokesperson for the Office of the President

Bāssim Mursī

Zamalek Football Team 

Bāssim N. Hāfīẓ


Bāssim ʿAwda [Bassim Auda]
Basyūnī al-Ḥalawānī


Bat Ye’or [Gisèle Littman] (Dr.)

Egyptian-born British scholar; Historian on non-Muslims in the Middle East; Author

Bayyūmī Qandīl (Dr.)

Egyptian Intellectual; Author

Beate Seel (Mrs.)
Beatrice de Graaf (Prof.)
Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard of the Netherlands (Queen)

Beatrix of the Netherlands was born on the 31st of January, 1938. She reigned as queen of the Netherlands from 1980 until her abdication in 2013.

Belgian Woman
Benazir Bhutto (Prime Minister of Pakistan)

First female Prime minister of Pakistan (1988–1990; 1993–1996)

Benedict XVI [Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger] (Pope)

Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church and Sovereign of Vatican City (Since 2005)

Benjamin I (Pope)


Benjamin Netanyahu (Prime Minister of Israel)

Prime minister of Israel (1996-1999; Since 2009)

Benny Gantz

Israeli soldier and politician and leader of Blue and White party

Benoît Forget
Benyāmīn (Bishop of Cyprus)

Excommunicated bishop of St. Bula Monastery, Bishop of Cyprus.

Berge Traboulsi (Prof., Dr.)

Haigazian University, Beirut

Bernard Lewis (Dr.)

U.S. historian; Orientalist; Political commentator; Professor at Princeton University (1974-1986)

Bernard Verlhac (Tignous)

Staff-member of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, he was killed in a shooting on January 7 in 2015 along with several of his colleagues. Two terrorists who affiliated themselves to al-Qaeda in Yemen commited the attack. 

Bernd Erbel (Amb.)
Bernd van der Meulen (Prof., Dr.)
Bernhard Reitsma

Head of the research center Open Doors (2008), professor by special appointment for research of the Church in the context of Islam at the Free University of Amsterdam

Bert Dorenbos (Dutch television presenter)

director of the Evangelische Omroep (Evangelical Broadcasting company) from 1974 to 1987

Bert van Voorden

former SGP mayor of Rijssen

Berta Koolstra

Mother Koolstra Family, kidnapped in Yemen by tribe, 1999.

Betty Atherton
Beyza Bilgin (Prof.)
Bidīr ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz
Bījīmī al-Anbā Būlā (Father)

Two martyrs church

Bilāl (first mūʾadhin in Islam)
Bilāl al-Ḍāwī

Author; Journalist

Bilāl Faḍl [Belal Fadl]

Egyptian author

Bill Fryda (Father)

Catholic medical doctor and priest working in Kenya

Billy Graham (Reverend)

American Christian evangelist and an evangelical; spiritual adviser to twelve United States presidents

Bīmin Muftāḥ (Priest)
Bīmin [Bimen] (Bishop)
Bimwā (Bishop)

Abbot of the Monastry of Saint George in al Khatatba/ al-Sādāt/ Monufia

Bin Bāz (Shaykh)
Bin Yamin (Patriarch)
Birit Nasmar

(-1966) President of Eritrean Jewish Communitiy for over 40 years

Bisāda Zakī (Father)

Former priest in Arḍ al-Liwā' / Giza; Defrocked on charges of corruption

Bīsantī (Bishop of Ḥilwān [Helwan] and al-Maʿṣarah)

Coptic Orthodox bishop of Helwan and al-Maʿṣarah (Since 1990); Secretary of Pope Shenouda III (1980 -1990)

Bishop Armiyā [Secretary of Pope Shinūda III]
Bīshūy Armiyā Būlus [Bishoy Armia Boulos]

Muhammad Hijāzī, born in Port Said in 1982, converted to Christianity in 1998 and changed his name to Bishoy Armia Boulos

Bīshūy Bahīj al-ʿīd

10 years old murdered in Kushh in Sohag

Bīshūy Kāmil (Father)

Late Coptic Orthodox Priest

Bīshūy Tāmrī (Bishoy Tamri)

Head of Political Communications of the Maspero Youth Union (MYU)

Bishūy Zāriʾ ʿAbd al-Ḥannūn (Coptic Student)
Bīshūy [Bishoy] Saint)
Bīshūy [Monastery of Virgin Mary in Jabal Asyūṭ] (Father)

Father Bīshūy - Monastery of Virgin Mary in Jabal Asyūt (2000)

Bīshūy‎ (late Metropolitan Bishop of Kafr al-Shaykh and Damietta‎ and former Secretary of the Holy Synod)
Bissintī (Bishop)
Boallam Ṣanṣāl (Algerian author)
Bob Carr (Austrialian Minister of Foreign Affairs)
Brent Hamoud

Programs Coordinator of the Institute of Middle East Studies (IMES) at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS)

Brian Grim

President of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (USA) 

Brian Whitaker

Journalist for the British newspaper The Guardian (since 1987) and its Middle East editor (2000-2007)

Bruno Musarò (Bishop)‎

Roman Catholic archbishop and nuncio of the Vatican to Egypt [2017]

Bukharest (folkloric figure)
Būla Anwar (Reverend)

Spokesman of the Mallawī Archbishopric

Būla Fuʾād Nakhlah (Father)

Defrocked Coptic Orthodox priest in al-Bilyanā

Būla [Bola] (Bishop of Ṭanṭā)

Bishop of Ṭanṭā (Since 1989); Head of the Clerical Council for Personal Status issues; General bishop (1980-1989)

Būla [Bola] (Father)

Coptic Orthodox priest in Shubrā al-Khaymah / Cairo

Būlūs al-Riyānī
Būlus Bāsīlī [Paulis Basili] (Father)

President of the Coptic Karama Charity Society; Former member of parliament; Member of the Journalists' Syndicate and the Egyptian Book Union; Priest

Būlus Faraj Raḥū [Paulos Faraj Rahho] (Archbishop)

Archbishop Mar Paulos Faraj Rahho was the Chaldean Catholic Archeparch of Mosul, in the northern part of Iraq. 

Būlus Ḥalīm (Father) (Spokesman of the Coptic Orthodox Church)

Spokesperson Coptic Orthodox Church appointed by Pope Tawadros II

Būlus Ramzī
Būlus Surūr (Father)

representative of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the parliamentary committee for social solidarity

Būlus `Uwaydah‎
Būlus ʿAwaḍ (Father)

bishop of St. Mary Church and the co-head of Bayt al- ʿ Āʾilah in Alexandria

Būlus ʿUwayḍa [Bulus Awidha] (Father)

Coptic Orthodox priest in Zahra al-Maadi, Cairo. He became known in 2011 for taking off his priestly dress in Grand Hayat, Cairo, because of a security check he objected to. Security wanted to check him but did not request him to take off his clothing. 

Bushrā Ḥannā Bey

He was "a wealthy Christian who owned a vast estate, and purchased his title from the dynasty of Muhammad Ali for a sum of 5,000 to 10,000 pounds" [ see Arab-West Papers Nr.21]

Buthayna Kamāl [Bothaina Kamel] (TV Anchor)
Buthayna Shaʿabān (Dr.)


Buṭrus (Bishop)

Coptic Orthodox General Bishop (Since 1985); Member of the Board of Advisors of AWR (Since 2002); Supervisor of the Patmos Convent; Chairman of Agape channel


Buṭrus al-Bustānī
Buṭrus Buṭrus Ghālī [Boutros Boutros-Ghali] (Dr., 6th General Secretary of the U.N.)

President of NCHR (since 2003); Secretary - General of La Francophone (2003-2006); Secretary-General of UN (1992-1997); Egyptian minister of state for Foreign Affairs (1977-1991)

Buṭrus Fahīm (Bishop)

Deputy Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic

Buṭrus Faltāʾūs ʿAbd al-Shahīd (Reverend)

Head of the First Bible Baptist Denomination in Egypt

Buṭrus Ghālī (Egypt’s Prime Minister 1908-1910)

Prime minister of Egypt (1908-1910)

Buṭrus Ḥannā Manṣūr

Former ʿumda/village head of the predominantly Christian village al-Saraqnā, elected in 1911

Buṭrus Tādrus [Peter Tadros]


Buṭrus VII [Abba Boutros El-Gawly] (Pope)

Coptic Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark (1809-1852)

Buṭrus ʿIzzat Ḥannā

Photographer for the Middle East Christians Association (Canada)

Calvin O. Butts III (Pastor, Dr.)

Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York; President of the the State University of New York College at Old Westbury

Camilla Ainley

British naturopath and nutritionist living in Siwa,