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Born in 1940, Dr. ʿAbd al-Muʿṭī Bayyūmī is an Egyptian professor at the Usūl al-Dīn (Fundamentals of Religion) Faculty in the Azhar University in Cairo. He has addressed many issues related to fiqh, as well as issues related to culture and politics. According to Dr. Bayyūmī, the renewal of...
Volkhard Windfuhr was born in 1937 in Essen, Germany and migrated to Egypt with his mother in 1955. As a German correspondent in Egypt, Volkhard Windfuhr is naturally involved in Arab-West relations. Besides journalistic reporting he has co-authored a book concerning 9/11, arguing for what he...
Bishop Thomas (known as Maurice Shawqī prior to his consecration) was born in 1957 and is the Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of al-Qūsīyah and Mīr in Assīūṭ, Egypt. When he first arrived to al-Qūsīyah, Bishop Thomas had big ideas about changes he wanted to make toward raising his...
Ṭāriq Saʿīd Ramaḍān was born in 1962 in Geneva, Switzerland and is the grandson of Ḥasan al-Bannā, the founder of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood organization. In Egypt, Ramadān has become a persona non grata, due to the country's fear of his supposed links to the Islamist wing. He has allegedly...
Ṭāriq al-Bishrī was born in El Helmaya in Cairo on February 1, 1933. al-Bishrī’s initial political works focused on national political independence. According to al-Bishrī, Egyptian national independence was related to the international movements for independence, Arab unity, and to a sovereign...
Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen was born in Denmark in 1963. He is director of The Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI), situated in Cairo, Egypt. Skovgaard-Petersen advocates striving for mutual understanding between cultures in order to live in peaceful coexistence. According to him this...
Saʿd al-Dīn Ibrāhīm was born in Mansūrah, Egypt in 1938. He has been a highly controversial figure in Egypt for many years because of his strong stance on civil society, democracy and minority rights. In 2000, Ibrāhīm attracted international attention when he was arrested by Egyptian security along...
Sawsan Jabrah Ayyūb Khalīl (Sawsan Gabra) was born in 1963 in Alexandria, Egypt. Jabrah became involved in intercultural and interfaith dialogue when she returned to Egypt with her husband and co-founder of Arab-West Report (founded in 1997); Cornelis Hulsman. Gabra is Coptic Orthodox. She actively...
Samuel P. Huntington was born in 1927, in New York, USA. Huntington had his breakthrough as a scholar in the 1960's. A Google search on the exact phrase "Clash of Civilizations" results in over 1.7 million hits, which implies the influence of Huntington's work. Furthermore, The al-Qāʿidah attacks...
Rifʿat al-Saʿīd was born in al-Mansūrah, al-Daqahlīyah governorate on 11 October, 1932. al-Saʿīd is considered as one of the most prominent leftist figures in Egypt. In 2005, al-Saʿīd criticized the amendment proposed by President Ḥusnī Mubārak to article 67 of the Egyptian constitution. The...

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