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There is no doubt that what the Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik did was terrorism, viewed by the Arab nations as an ascension of the European ultra-rightist’ groups. A number of extreme Islamists' websites mentioned that Breivik’s website proves his ultra-rightist’ orientation...
Hanī Labīb says that despite freedom of faith being one of basis of citizenship, conversion from one religion to another is considered to be a reason for sectarian tensions. He supports a call for establishing a program for preparing converts to fully accept their new faith.
The article is based on a listing of articles that tackle two controversial fatwás issued by two prominent Islamic scholars. The first Fatwá was issued by Dr. ‘Izzat ‘Atīyah, the head of the Hadīth Department of the Faculty of Usūl al-Dīn [Fundamentals of Religion] at the Azhar University. The...
Terrorism has proliferated in nearly all Islamic and Arab countries despite the differences between the ruling regimes. Within the Palestinian people’s resistance against the Israeli occupation, the phenomenon spread that some called “suicide bombing” and others called “martyrdom operations.”
Observers and intellectuals of Egypt are still leading wide-ranging discussions concerning the proposed constitutional amendments. While the Muslim Brotherhood seems to reject citizenship, other observers consider it the cornerstone in building democracy and political systems. Many observers still...
The Abū al-Matāmīr tensions triggered a full-page article in Sawt al-Ummah newspaper claiming that Israel wants to declare a Coptic state in Upper Egypt or Hurghada. Other discussions followed the tensions, some of them very emotional.
An analysis of the impact of sectarian sedition on Arab policies.
This review, in the context of ramifications from the culture minister’s controversial statements on the Ḥijāb, discusses various opinions on whether the Ḥijāb is a religious obligation and how such controversial discussions should be tackled by society, religious and political bodies...
The author says that the local press suffers from lack of credibility, capacity and influence.
The author tackles the current crisis in Egyptian journalism and the differences between journalists and government on the sanctity and limits of journalism.
Michael Meunier, president of the US Copts Association, asked the readers of the Copts Daily Digest to be "on the lookout in the Egyptian media for anti-American or anti-Christian articles." He found three articles from Al-Ahram and called them "anti-American" and "perverted." But are they?
William Pfaf of the NY Herald Tribune wrote that any US reaction that will hurt others would fan the flames of hatred and resentment against America. Francis Fukuyama wrote, in the French Le Monde, the shock of the attack on WTC may have some positive consequences on the American people like...
The board of the Journalists Syndicate issued a statement in which it expressed full condemnation of the provoking statements of the American ambassador on the Egyptian press. The ambassador recently accused the Egyptian press of aggressiveness, deception and breaking media conventions. He launched...
The article comments on the “provoking” activities of the American Embassy in Egypt. One of these activities is attacking the Egyptian press. The American ambassador to Egypt is no longer content with attacking the opposition or independent papers. He is now attacking national papers like Al-Akhbar...
The text of the speech of the Ambassador to the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt.
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there was a ferocious attack on the religious institution in Egypt. Most of the criticism was based on subjective opinions, and not on any enlightened analysis of reality.
The journalism profession is in danger because of the press of blackmailing, defamation and exchange of accusations. The greatest danger of all is journalists who claim to be holders of authority. Many prominent journalists comment on these issues.
The writer covers the celebration of the American Chamber of Commerce. He gives a summary of the address of the American ambassador in which he rebukes Egyptian policy and press.
Beside recounting how the state dealt with Al-Nabaa crisis and commenting on the pope’s decision to limit tourism to monasteries, the author expressed the opinion that the crisis of Al-Nabaa negatively affected journalism and pushed 35 MPs to introduce a draft law to sweep away the amount of...
The dangerous difference between the tabloids in Egypt and elsewhere is that in Egypt they have sneaked in uncontrolled by the officials, to a public unaware of the credibility of such papers. Where does freedom of the press end and where do its responsibilities begin? Shutting down newspapers by...

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