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Cornelis Hulsman and interns of the Center for Arab-West Understanding have frequently contributed to the Maadi Messenger, a community magazine that is distributed in Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. This is also where the office of Arab-West Report is located. This time the Maadi Messenger asked Cornelis...
Victim, inferior and oppressed. These are strong words, but these often describe the supposed experience of Muslim woman in the eyes of people in the West. What is the other side of the coin? How do Muslim women face Islamophobic terms coming from the West? This article intends to listen to the...
HRH Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are currently visiting Egypt, their first visit to the country in 15 years. Prince Charles is well-known for his work in interfaith dialogue. Prof. Dr. Hassan M. Wageih Hassan [Ḥassan Muḥammad Wajīh Ḥassan], a close friend of Arab-West Report, recalls the...
Maria Kicha is a Russian writer, a PhD in Law, a historian, and traveler. Apart from teaching at Russian State University of Justice, research of the Middle East is her key occupation. Even though she does not usually refer to herself as an Oriental Studies specialist, Maria is the author of three...
Various researchers and religious authorities are calling for an urgent examination of the phenomenon of Islamophobia in Western societies, after a 23-year-old man set fire to Arooj Shah's car, the first Muslim president of Oldham Council in northern England, with a Molotov cocktail.
Al-Azhar followed the televised statements made by Ieronymos II, the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, and the head of the Greek Orthodox Church, in which he said that “Islam is not a religion but rather a political party, and its followers are people of war, expansion, and influence.”
The French Council Muslim Faith (CFCM) has officially approved a ‘charter of principles’ for Islam in France, which will reshape the affairs of the second-largest faith in this European country.
Officials of the French Council of Muslim Faith (CFCM) announced on Saturday, that an agreement has been reached for a ‘charter of principles’ for Islam in France. The charter specifically stipulates the ‘compatibility’ of Islam with the principles of the Republic, the rejection of the...
On December 20, 2020, Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī posted a tweet, blaming a lack of thinking on Muslims’ part for their current circumstances.  He quoted French Philosopher René Descartes’s saying “I think; therefore, I am,” but added that he fears that it will be said of Muslims: “You are not because you do...
Dār al-Iftāʾ’s Islamophobia Observatory in Egypt, praised the popular solidarity initiatives that European Muslims in the West started with the victims of terrorist attacks that have struck some European capitals.  All of this comes amidst a series of provocative statements and incidents towards...

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