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The presence of Christian communities in the midst of Islamic society proves that the oppression that Christians faced from era to era at the hands of extremists and bigots was the outcome of local conditions more so than being a consequence of extremist principles [of Islam] or intolerance…”
The role of Islam in saving eastern Christianity from annihilation by the Byzantines is the subject of a study made by the Islamic thinker Muhammad Emara. We present this study in answer to those who accuse Islam and Muslims of backwardness, ignorance, violence, and terrorism. Old Christian history...
Muslim intellectual Sayyed Al-Qimni believes that considering Islam as the official religion of the State implies the existence of other informal religions, a situation which signifies the exclusion from all citizenship rights of holders of other religions. Whenever a sectarian problem arises,...
Many non-historians tend to extrapolate backwards when thinking about history. The great Muslim historian Ibn Khaldun wrote it is dangerous to judge the past by the present. We are now living through a period in which there are some who wish to pit religion against religion and allege that co-...
Following its policy of stirring up sectarian and ethnic differences, the Ibn Khaldoun Center, which is headed by Saad Eddin Ibrahim, held a symposium last week in which Naguib Gebril and Kamal Boulis spoke. Titled “Egyptianizing Egypt,” Gebril severely attacked Egypt’s relationship to Arabism and...
The Arab conquerors were tolerant toward the ancient Egyptian culture that was flourishing in the Alexandria Library. Arabs were tolerant with all the cultures of their time. They were very tolerant as long as it did not contradict the teachings of Islam. That is why the claim that the Arab...
Al-Ahram daily wrote that “The French magazine Le Point has written that Copts enjoy their full legitimate rights and that controversy over Copts’ rights as Egyptian citizens living on equal terms with Muslims, has ended It is clear from the original Le Point text that al-Ahram printed only part of...
I dearly appreciate what Hani Labib wrote in his book “Al-mowatna wal-Awlama: Al-Aqbat fi mogtama’ Motaghayyer” [Citizenship and Globalization: Copts in a Changing Society] at a time when many Egyptian writers, most of whom are Muslims, attempt to hit Egypt’s Arabism and dissociate it from...
Since the release of the document by the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) concerning Christian relationships with other religions, the Vatican and Protestant churches have been seeking to override the negative heritage of historical conflicts between Islam and Christianity. Protestant churches...
The article is an interview with Samir Marcos, a [Coptic] social researcher and political thinker. Marcos present his views on a number of important issues such as renewal of the religious discourse, the status of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the establishment of religious political parties.

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