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Georges Fahmi, European University Institute This article has been updated to reflect the latest developments on Egypt’s
Francis plans to meet with Egypt's top Muslim and Orthodox Christian leaders.
A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.
Joseph Braude met with Ambassador Ibrahim al-Dabbashi, the Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations, to discuss hopes for reconstruction and renewal of civil society and state institutions, and a culture of religious moderation and tolerance.
As the number of detained, disappeared and dead students ticks higher, campus protests swell in size. Many students say the
"Free Arabs" describes itself as a group of "free-minded bloggers, journalists, activists and creators, we are dispersed
Since the Egyptian revolution, Sunni animosity in Egypt toward Shia Muslims has increased and gone public in a country where, in the past, doctrinal differences between the two Islamic sects were barely mentioned.
The government-run media had also belittled
By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) The most prestigious religious university in the Sunni Muslim
An Egyptian blogger jailed for four years for criticizing the Muslim faith and President Hosni Mubarak has been released
A recent (fatwa) by a Saudi cleric calling for opponents of strict segregation of men and women to be put to death if they refuse to abandon their ideas has, unsurprisingly, created a storm of negative reactions.
Facebook may lead to sexual liaisons and illicit affairs, but Al Azhar's Islamic Research Academy has refuted reports that
The niqab is associated with Salifism, an ultra-orthodox sect mostly practiced in Saudi Arabia. AFP reports that a Salafi
I asked what had prevented moderate Muslim leaders from concerted efforts to make themselves heard in order to prevent extremists from dictating global perceptions of Islam.
Foreign policy analysts and human rights advocates see the absence of press freedom as emblematic of a broader freedom deficit in most of the Arab countries represented at Annapolis.