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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 Observatory for Combating Extremism lunches today a new ten-day media campaign entitled "The Imam and the Pope ... The Common Path of Humanity" in 13 languages. The campaign seeks to highlight the most important human values advocated by the Grand Imam of al-Azhar Prof. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib and...
With the rising influence of the Taliban [Ṭālibān] in Afghanistan, neighbouring Pakistan is seeking to confront violent extremism, not only militarily, but ideologically. Islamabad depends on the support of al-Azhar in Egypt, to enable Pakistani Imams, specifically military imams, to combat...
Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism (AOCE) said that pursuing media and fatwā materials released by extremist organisations is a top priority for the observatory. The observatory dwells into the discourse of these groups in order to know what their aims are, so it can refute such ideas,...
Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism has condemned the Zionist entity’s plans to build about 3000 settlements on lands belonging to the Orthodox Church on the border of the town of "Bayt Ṣafāfā". These plans threaten to besiege the occupied city of Jerusalem and isolate it from its...
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.”
Al-Azhar issued its 2020 report showcasing the most important issues that it dealt with this year. In light of the vicious attacks to disparage Islam and the Prophet Muḥammad in 2020, al-Azhar – which is the voice of nearly two billion Muslims – worked hard to stand up against these attacks.  The...
Al-Azhar’s Observatory for Combating Extremism stated that extremist organizations are not hesitating to take advantage of global events and use them to serve their nefarious interests by broadcasting their propaganda on social media.  This is not new for Dāʿish [Islamic State]; it is always...
Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism participated in the first "Hemispheric Forum on Freedom of Religion or Belief" which was organized by the Colombian government [as part of the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance].  Al-Azhar was invited by Colombian Minister of Foreign...
The Observatory of Takfiri Fatwas and Extremist Views affiliated to the Dār al-Iftāʾ of Egypt said that no movement or organization can succeed in undermining the foundations of the state and society by promoting violence through religious or sectarian claims.

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