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Dr. 'Abd Allah Husaynī, the Minister of Awqāf, says that many extremist movements appeared after January the January 25 revolution due to the misunderstanding of the meaning of freedom. “This doesn't mean that those extremists are a majority. They are only a minority and are rejected by many people...
The article of ‘Abd al-Rahīm ‘Alī covers the Muslim Brotherhood’s absolute defeat in the 2010 parliamentary elections. ‘Abd al-Rahīm ‘Alī claims that the group, which had predicted its electoral defeat, tried to come up with excuses in beforehand, pointing out fraud and the political ban on the...
Umniyyah ‘Ādil interviews Egypt’s Minister of Endowments Dr. Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq about the rising sectarian tension between Muslims and Copts in Egypt. Zaqzūq expresses his doubts in al-fitnah al-tā’ifīyah, describing them as every day disputes between Egyptians. He blames the media for covering...
Diana Māhir Ghālī reviews this weekend's opinion articles dealing with the Alexandria church attack...  
Headline: September 11 is an American conspiracy, says Shaykh ‘Abd al-Majīd al-Zindānī Source: Al-Ahrām al-‘Arabī Page: 24-25Author: Ilhāmī al-MalījīKeywords: Shaykh ----------------------------- Headline: In 2011...Copts expecting increase in sectarian fitnah and clashes between church and country...
Usāmah al-Dalīl writes that anti-Semitism and al-Qā‘idah are both expressions that trigger terrorism, adding that anti-Semitism is against Israel, while al-Qā‘idah is against Arabs and Muslims. Dr. Matthew Goodwin of England's Nottingham University sees a growing anti-Islamic trend because Europe...
In part two of his interview, Progressive National Unionist Party leader Rif‘at al-Sa‘īd talks about the effect of Western capitalism on the Egyptian left. He also comments on the funding of NGO's who work with issues covered by political parties, such as his. He says that these NGO's tend to deal...
This article focuses on the conference held in the Alexandria Bibliotheca on the relations between the United States and the Islamic countries.
A new phenomenon is widely spreading among football players throughout the Arab world called “athletic religiousness” where the players practice religious rituals before and during the matches. Two of the most prominent examples are the Egyptian and Moroccan teams.   
‘Abd al-Rahīm ‘Alī, expert of Islamic movements affairs, writes about the war of the Muslim Brotherhood on arts.
Canadian ambassador, Ferry de Kerchove, stresses the importance of mutual understanding in relations between Islam and the West during a recent conference in Alexandria.
An press review of recent articles about the growing tide of Islamophobia in Europe and the West, noting the example of the Swiss ban on minaret construction and an Italian call for a similar referendum. It also reports on an Egyptian artist’s response to the anti-niqab posters he saw on a recent...
Many observers wrote analytical articles about the reality of sectarian strife in Egypt. Once again, many people highlighted the important role of the media and bemoaned the negative role that some of the media plays in creating tensions. Many authors also criticized the intermingling of religion...
The Egyptian press discusses the recent visit of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and responses from various commentators. The papers also note Pope Shenouda’s refusal to receive the delegation from the committee.
In its reporting on the incidents of Naj‘ Hammādī, the press focused on the different analyses of the incident; the possible motives and causes. While many people blamed MPs and governmental institutions, others blamed the media and extremist religious discourse. Many observers criticized the...
Debates about the niqāb are still occupying the Egyptian press. While some believe the niqāb is a sign of deterioration and backwardness, others believe that it is imposed by the Qur’ān. Mustafá ‘Ibādah of al-Ahrām al-‘Arabī, however, considered the current debate to be part of what he called the “...
There are a large number of civil society organizations in Egypt which play a vital role in society. The organizations mainly perform development and charitable work through the help of the funds received from internal and external bodies. However, unfortunately, there are some organizations that...
Kamāl Zākhir Mūsá reflects on the ongoing conflict in the Coptic Orthodox Church to take over the Papal See.
Muhammad Hilāl devotes his article to shedding more light on a special Egyptian character who has dedicated himself to solving the sectarian disputes that are taking place among Muslims and Christians in society. He is an Egyptian character who has sought various means to serve his target; Prof....
Al-Ahrām al-‘Arabī reports on the violations taking place in Egyptian human rights centers, and the reduction in U.S. aid funding to these centers.

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