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About 1,574,000 Muslims (3% of the Italian population) are living in Italy, the majority of which of foreign origin. They constitute 29,2% of the migrant community and only 30% are European Muslims (from Albania, Moldavia, Kosovo), whereas 52,7% are from Africa (37,8% from North Africa).[1] The...
Throughout the presentation of Johan Snel on July 6th, 2018, three themes were discussed: modern democracies, the dark side of democracies, and the lessons we can draw from this.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a ruling allowing the ban on headscarves (Hijab) at work if the employer deems it necessary. This comes after two women in Germany filed complaints after being suspended from work for wearing a headscarf.
The Grand Imam, Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, welcomed His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II and his delegation into the sheikhdom of al-Azhar, expressing his appreciation for this visit and for the strength and cohesion of the relationship between al-Azhar and the Church, which embodies the human brotherhood that...
The Grand Imam Shaykh of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, signed a joint appeal document among the religious leaders participating in the Summit of Religious Leaders for Climate Change, held on Monday in the Vatican, prior to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference.
On Thursday, the US Treasury Department announced the imposition of sanctions against five people, three Turks and two Egyptians, for their links with Al-Qaeda [al-Qāʿida].
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...
Egyptian mediation has played a pivotal role in reaching a cease-fire in Israel and Gaza, with Egypt putting all of its political weight behind the negotiations. These efforts finally culminated in the implementation of a ceasefire at dawn on Friday.
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 European Parliament’s statement about the human rights situation in Egypt has provoked wide condemnation over its recommendations for Egypt.  Both the Egyptian House of Representatives and Senate as well as several parliamentarians and political parties dismissed the statement, saying that it...

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