Displaying 1 - 10 of 17.
The attacks of September 11 affected the American religious discourse. There is a tendency to believe that what happened to America reflected God’s anger on that nation because of the immoral life it leads. A second trend agrees with the first one in its concentration on moral issues, but differs...
The writer provides the reasons behind the increasing of the percentage of the Americans that believe Islam´s followers urge violence.
The American Zionist Christian Right is dreaming of Armageddon, when all Jews will gather in Palestine, the Aqsa Mosque will be demolished and the Jewish temple will be built. Among the strongest believers of this theology is Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson who are close to President Bush.
Examples on the fact that the tone of the attacks launched against Islam became higher in the wake of the events of September 11.
The US policy in the Middle East is based on the religious belief “the second birth” that relies on the second coming of Christ, which requires the return of all Jews to Israel. The Bush Administration is the most committed US Administration to this belief since the Reagan Administration.
The author criticizes the Azhar for not defending Islam against the Western attacks. He gives many examples on how Islam is attacked in the Western press and by American Evangelical leaders.
Citations from articles published in the Western press and from statements by American Christian men of religion expressing hostility against Islam. The author calls upon the Azhar and Arab media to defend the “threatened Islam.”
The Central Orthodox Council in Jordan and Palestine issued a statement condemning the speech of Rev. Pat Robertson against Islam. The statement points out that Islam will always be a religion of love and tolerance.
President Bush stated that the defamation campaign against Islam does not reflect the feelings of his administration nor the feelings of most Americans. Many Islamic and Arab organizations welcome his statement. The author believes that it is not as strong as the campaign and that it is the least...
Right wing fundamentalists Christians, known in Egypt as Zionist Christianity, enjoy far-reaching influence on the current American administration. Their influence is more active and profound than that of the Zionist right wing. This is because it focuses on the religious and cultural conflicts...


Subscribe to