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The following text contains sensitive information and highlights various concerns from an Egyptian ambassador regarding foreign influence on political and environmental decisions and movements in Egypt.
In politics, spin is inevitable. But in times of great political struggle spin is often transformed into misrepresentation. In Egypt these days, as seen in the press, the Muslim Brotherhood is spun virtually into a dervish. Consider first this article from al-Akhbar, ‘Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood...
In an interview with al-Wafd, the official spokesman for the Egyptian Catholic Church, Father Rafīq Greish, said that former U.S. President George W. Bush is responsible for the Sayyidat al-Najāh Church massacre in Iraq because it is one of the consequences of the President allegedly destroying...
On April 8 Tariq Ramadan delivered his first public address in the U.S. since the Bush administration revoked his visa in 2004. Ramadan in known for his ability to speak favorably to both leftists and Islamists. However some have derided Ramadan as much more radical than he initially appears. Other...
Robert Fisk ponders why the Middle East is so backward and why the area has so many dictators and so many human rights.
Karen Armstrong comments on the present world status and calls for dialogue among religions.
Egypt welcomed news of President Obama’s expected visit to Egypt in June. The Azhar and the muftī of Egypt hailed Obama’s choice of Egypt and welcomed the visit and the expected discourse as a promising sign of improving relations between the U.S administration and Muslim countries.
Jamāl As‘ad writes about the Muslim and Christian situation toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In an interview with al-Wafd, Shenouda comments on the recent attacks against Gaza and the American policy toward the Middle East. Arabs’ unity is important and the U.S. will never change its strategy toward Israel.
Friedman questions how long Obama’s honeymoon period will last when he is in office. However he believes will have to help the U.S and co-operate with the U.S administration to promote freedom in the world.


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