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Three years ago, on February 27, 2013, we interviewed Aḥmad Ashūsh in our office. These were the days of President Muhammad Mursī and we then made efforts to understand the motivations of the different people involved various Islamists movements. Aḥmad Ashūsh was arrested in October 2013 for the...
Islamophobia literally means an exaggerated or irrational fear of Islam. In current times, Islamophobia is on the rise worldwide.
Arab-West relations have been one of the most controversial relationships in the international arena for decades.
The issue of church building in Egypt is among the most misunderstood and misreported subjects affecting Muslim-Christian relations.
In March 2007, a referendum changed several articles of the Egyptian Constitution.
The book “Tahrir: The last 18 days of Mubārak,” published in 2012, revealed what was secretly going on behind the scenes prior to President Husni Mubārak's famed resignation speech on Feb. 11, 2011. Most important among this information is the disassociation of the Egyptian military and...
The questions were formulated by Judith Bravenboer and Arnold Dekker for a VWO school research project (Lodensteincollege -6VWO) in Amersfoort, The Netherlands) based on information found in primarily Dutch media and an internet search.  They contacted Dr. Willem Jan de Wit who teaches at the...
Among statements disclosed to Associated Press (AP), the Egyptian author `Alā' al-Aswāni said “Freedom of expression is at its lowest point, worse than in the days of Husni Mubārak.” He added, that the authorities banned him last year from appearing on TV channels or getting published in Egyptian...
The sermon delivered by Shaikh `Abd al-Hakam Salāma of Cairo's Al-Hussain mosque last Friday has caused outrage among Islam scholars and imams. In his attempt to ban calls for demonstrations that jeopardize the state's stability, the imam of the mosque cited verses of the Qur'ān and the Hadīth that...
Websites connected to ISIS reported that the organization’s fighters had kidnapped and slaughtered 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya. They said the kidnappings came as revenge for Muslim women who were exposed to persecution at the hands of "the Copts in Egypt." The extremist organization specified...
Christianity in the Arab World was flourishing in relative terms prior to the First World War and consequent break-up of the Ottoman Empire.
‘Izzat al-Salamunī is a member of Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah’s Cairo Guidance Council. He hails from Salamun village in the district of Tīmah, in the governorate of Suhag in Upper Egypt. He graduated from the Azhar University in Cairo with a degree in commerce. He has adult children from his first wife,...
The tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic Hijrī calendar is known as ‘Āshūrā’. This day, is a sacred day celebrated by both Sunnīs and Shī’ah Muslims alike albeit for different reasons. Despite sharing this day in common, it highlights differences and brings memories of unjustified...
Amnesty International has been recurrently critical of the military intervention following large-scale demonstrations against President Morsi between June 30 and July 3. Amnesty International has also criticized the interim authorities for various human rights violations following July 3. In their...
Egyptian media are full of reports on the work of the current Constituent Assembly. On November 22, Arab-West Report met with Rev. Dr. Safwāt al-Bayādī, President of the Protestant Churches in Egypt and member of the Constituent Assembly. Arab-West Report had previously attended a conference of...
On August 19, an opinion piece by Dr. Tariq Ghazalī Harb appeared in al-Masrī al-Yawm, a liberal Egyptian daily newspaper. The author, a surgeon, describes the Muslim Brotherhood (which he always names with negative sarcasm) as a cancer in society, and in his authoritative medical opinion the only...
Dr. Safwat Hegazy explained when, in his view, violence can be used: anyone can kill President Bashar al-Assad (Bashār al-Asad) because of his crimes against humanity. Also Israeli soldiers can be targeted since they are at war with Palestinians. This was prior to President Mursi’s removal from...

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