Egyptian Coptic Intellectual Analyzes Islamist's Views on Muslim-Copt Relations

Source Memri

In a July 9, 2006 article on the liberal website, Egyptian Coptic intellectual Magdi Khalil discusses the attitude of Dr. Muhammad Salim Al-'Awa, a prominent figure in political Islam in the Arab world, towards Egypt's Copts. In his article, Khalil refers to Al-'Awa's recent book, Religion and Homeland - Chapters in Muslim Attitudes Towards Non-Muslims, that was published in March 2006. [1]


by Saad Eddin Ibrahim
The Daily
Star, Lebanon December 21, 2004

Ten years ago the Cairo-based Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies (ICDS) organized a conference on "Minorities in the Arab World." As soon as invitations to the conference were issued, a storm of objections broke out.

The Continued Misunderstanding of the Salafi Jihad Threat

walid pharesby Walid Phares, Ph.D.
World Defense Review columnist

In an article titled "Al Qaeda finds new partner: Salafist group finds limited success in native Algeria" (The Washington Post, October 5, 2006) by Craig Whitlock, Western sources, including French and American, assert that the Salafist Group for Call and Combat (originally a local Algerian group) has become global by joining with al Qaeda.

Government policy on multiculturalism has been left in tatters

 Source Daily Telegraph

 It was a simple but telling story from "multicultural" Britain. A Muslim minicab driver refused to carry a blind passenger in London because her guide dog was "unclean" according to his religious beliefs.  

The driver, Abdul Rashhed Majekodumni, ended up in court on Friday and was fined £1,400 because UK law requires all licensed cab drivers to carry guide dogs. The cabbie, however, remains unrepentant, and says he will continue to refuse to carry guide dogs. 

Islamic Fascism 101
On all they’ve done to earn the name.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Make no apologies for the use of “Islamic fascism.” It is the perfect nomenclature for the agenda of radical Islam, for a variety of historical and scholarly reasons. That such usage also causes extreme embarrassment to both the Islamists themselves and their leftist “anti-fascist” appeasers in the West is just too bad.

National Review Logo 

Traitors to the Enlightenment

Europe turns its back on Socrates, Locke, et al.

by Victor Davis Hanson
National Review Online

The first Western Enlightenment of the Greek fifth-century B.C. sought to explain natural phenomena through reason rather than superstition alone. Ethics were to be discussed in the realm of logic as well as religion. Much of what Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, and the Sophists thought may today seem self-evident, if not at times nonsensical. But that century was the beginning of the uniquely Western attempt to bring to the human experience empiricism, self-criticism, irony, and tolerance in thinking.

Egyptian Reformist Renews Attack on Muslim Brotherhood Despite Death Threats


Source Memri 

In a critique of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, reformist Egyptian intellectual Dr. Sayyed Al-Qimni explained why he does not believe that the movement has changed its ways and has decided to integrate into civil society. He argued that the movement assumes many guises and forms many conflicting alliances in order to further its own interests. Al-Qimni further claimed that its aim is not to serve Islam but to come to power. [1]


By, Dr. Abdulkhaliq Hussein, FRCS; a Muslim Iraqi writer

Translation from Arabic by Abdullah Al Araby

 Yes, it is not my purpose here to defend Pope Benedict XVI, as he certainly does not need my defense.  He has over one billion Catholic followers who revere him and many non-Catholics who have rallied to defend him. 

National Council of Churches Ignores Christian Suffering

By Mark D. Tooley

September 29, 2006

 The head of the U.S. National Council of Churches (NCC) has a burden on his heart for prison inmates...if they are former al-Qaeda or Taliban operatives at Guantanamo Bay.

We Will Not Censor Our Speech
John Mark ReynoldsTheOne Republic 

author, academic] 9/28/06 

This story is why elaborately constructed reasons that Pope Benedict XVI was wrong in the most recent flap with radical Islam are wrong. 

A little religious reciprocity

By Cardinal George PellSeptember 24, 2006 12:00

Article from: Daily Telegraph

AUSTRALIA has come well through the week that followed Pope Benedict's passing reference to Mohammed in his university address on the role of reason in religion.I never expected violence in Australia, and fully expected Moslem leaders and commentators to have their say. This is their right.

The Term ''''Islamic Fascist'''' Is Accurate, Even If Not Popular
Steve Huntley

The new president of the Islamic Society of North America admonishes President Bush and the rest of us not to use terms such as Islamic fascists in describing terrorists responsible for killing Americans and plots to do so.

Christianity and Islam must move beyond triumphalism -

Sep 16, 2006

John Paul II's papal rule was largely defined by his relationship with a global conflict between West and East. On
Tuesday 12 September 2006
, in a badly judged speech before a home crowd of Bavarian academics, Benedict XVI may well have set the parameters of his own period as Pope, pitching himself into a debate over Islam that has prompted outrage throughout the Muslim world.

The Church – Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution? 

From the desk of Fjordman

on Tue, 2006-09-19 20:45 

Although not a religious person myself, I am usually in favor of a revitalization of Christianity in Europe. However, I sometimes have my doubts when I see how many, too many, church leaders consistently end up on the wrong side of issues related to Islam and Muslim immigration. 

Why the Pope was right

William Rees-MoggBenedict did give offence — but no great religion should be immune from difficult questions.Journalists should not criticize Pope Benedict XVI for his lecture at Regensburg. He has done only what every sub-editor on the Daily Mail does every day. Confronted with a long and closely written text, he inserted a lively quote to draw attention to the argument. We all do it. Sometimes the quote causes trouble, but more often it opens up an argument that is needed.  

peter hitchenIslam flexes its muscles... and Ms Kelly is surprised?

16:49pm 12th September 2006

The Mail on Sunday


The real menace to this country does not come from terrorist bombs, which a calm, resolute people can cope with. It comes from the liberal elite's decision to appease Islam. The louder the Blairites talk about the 'threat to our way of life' from Muslim extremists, the more they themselves increase that threat.

If you are a Muslim, it is your problem 

  WHEN will the Muslims of Britain stand up to be counted? When will they declare, loud and clear, with no qualifications or quibbles about Britain's foreign policy, that Islamic terrorism is WRONG?

Most of all, when will the Muslim community in this country accept an absolute, undeniable, total truth: that Islamic terrorism is THEIR problem? THEY own it. And it is THEIR duty to face it and eradicate it.  

Source News of The World

Does Iran have something in store? 


Tuesday, August 8, 2006 4:30 p.m. EDT
 During the Cold War, both sides possessed weapons of mass destruction, but neither side used them, deterred by what was known as MAD, mutual assured destruction.

Eastern Christians Torn Asunder 

Challenges — new and old. By Bat Yeor  The dhimmi mentality cannot be easily defined and described. An endless variety of reactions has been provoked by the evolving historical situations in the civilization of dhimmitude, which spans three continents and close to fourteen centuries. Generally speaking, dhimmi populations can be described as oscillating between alienation and submission and, at the other extreme, a self-perception of spiritual freedom.

The Decline of Christianity in the Middle East 

The Psalmist wrote,”Blessed is the Lord who has shown the wonders of his love in a besieged city.” (Psalm 31)   Indeed the Christians of the Middle East are besieged, but in gatherings such as this one begins to see what the psalmist had in mind. 

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