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Middle Eastern unrest: dimensions beyond religion

Given the current Middle Eastern scenario, one may reasonably hold the argument that the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East owes its burden equally to the Machiavellian Anglo-American policies in the region and the harrowing failure of the Muslim majority governments or leaderships in the Middle East to rationally respond to those challenges. But are there …

Hakim Khatib

Be proud of your religion

  The most difficult thing Muslims are facing in western communities is the way people look at them, as if they were defendants charged with a crime called Islam. I once wrote about a Russian professor who called me to quote  my opinion on two terror bombing incidents that occurred in a city in southern …


Is Egyptian society a truly religious one?

A helicopter view of our society would certainly show that Egyptians are apparently strongly attached to their religions. Hundreds of visible mosques and churches, many of them built over 1,000 years ago, have earned Cairo the name of ‘the city of a thousand minarets’. There is no doubt that the practice of religion in Egypt …

Mohammed Nosseir