List of persons names (and their functions) used in AWR-Articles

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Name Function
Camillo Ballin (Bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia)

An Italian Roman Catholic Bishop.

Caravaggio (Italian painter from the 17th century)
Cardinal Kurt Koch
Carl A. Moeller (Dr.)

President/CEO of Open Doors USA

Carl F. Meinhof
Carl Sagan (Astrophysicist)
Carl Schmitt (Dr.jur., Dr.habil.)

German Nazi minded philosopher

Carlos (Bishop)
Carlos the Jackal (Ilyich Ramírez Sánchez)

Ilich Ramírez Sánchez – leftist radical who became Muslim

Carmen Weinstein

President of the Jewish Community in Egypt (Since 2005)

Carol Turoff
Caroline Zakaria Marcos

writes for Watani International on art and spirituality.

Carsten Juste

Danish Journalist; Editor-in-chief of Jyllands-Posten newspaper (2003-2008)

Caspar Detlef Gustav Müller

prominent German Coptologist, 1927-2003

Cassandra Chambliss

She is a florklorist. 

Cat Stevens [Yusuf Islam]

British musician; Converted to Islam at the height of his fame (1979)

Catherine II [Catherine the Great] (Empress of Russia)
Catherine Volkmann
Charles Fouad; Abu-Louli [Samir Abu Lu'Lu']
Charles (Prince of Wales)

Prince of Wales; Crown Prince of the United Kingdom

Charles Clarke

British politician; Home Secretary (2004-2006); Member of the Labour Party

Charles Darwin

19th Century English naturalist; Author of "On the Origin of Species"

Charles Fūʾād al-Misrī


Charles Libois (Fr.)
Charles Napoleon (Prince)

great-great grandnephew of the Bonaparte line

Charles Perrault‎ (French writer from the early 18th century)
Charlesworth Edwards (Rev.)
Chiang Kai-shek [Jiang Jieshi] (Chairman)

Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kaishek) (1887-1975) – leader of the Republic of China from 1928 until 1975. As the head of the Guomindang, Jiang led China through the war against Japan, but eventually lost the civil war against the communists and was forced to flee with his government to Taiwan. 

Chimamanda Adichie
Chris Patten
Chris Pfeiffer
Chris Smith

from the House of Representatives

Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje [Abdul Ghaffar] (Orientalist)

Defended a thesis about the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca (1880),  spent some time in Mecca (1884-1885) to build up his knowledge. Adopted the Muslim name Abdul Ghaffaar.

Christiaan van Nispen, S.J. (Father) (Professor of Islam and Philosophy)

Professor of Philosophy and Islam at the Coptic Catholic Seminary in Macādī (1964-2009); Jesuit priest; AWR Board Member (since 1997).


Christian Fastenrath
Christian Fastenrath
Christina Lamb

Journalist; Foreign Correspondent for The Sunday Times

Christine Nādir Kamāl

Egyptian Coptic girl who converted to Islam and married a Muslim man

Christoph Luxenberg

Christoph Luxenberg is the pseudonym of the author of  the book  "The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran: A Contribution to the Decoding of the Language of the Qur'an" (2000, 2007).

Christophe Magdy Saber [Christophe Majdī Ṣābir]

A filmmaker. Born in Cairo/Egypt, in 1991. Egyptian/Swiss nationality. He released his first documentary feature film, THE VALLEY OF SALT, which premiered at Thessaloniki and Hot Docs Film festival in Toronto.

Christopher A. Lamb (Dr.)
Christopher Charles Lamb (Reverend, Dr.)

Member of the Interfaith Commission of the Anglican Communion

Christopher Frattina
Cicero (Roman Orator)
Cindy Lee Garcia (actor)
Clare Turner
Clark Benner Lombardi

A professor of Islamic, constitutional and comparitative law at the school of law of Washington University

Claude Guibal

French author. 

Claudia Yvonne Wiens

German author; Writer and photographer for the Daily Standard

Colin Powell
Colin Powell (Secretary of State)

U.S. Secretary of State (2001-2005)

Condoleezza Rice (Secretary of State)

U.S. Secretary of State (2005-2009); National Security Advisor (2001-2005)

Constantine I [Constantine the Great] (Roman Emperor)

Emperor of the Roman Empire (324-337 AD)

Corin Kazanjian
Cornelio Sommaruga (Dr.)
Cornelis Hulsman (كورنيلس هولسمان)

Editor in Chief AWR (Former RNSAW); Director of CIDT; Secretary-General of CAWU; Secretary-General of the Foreign Press Association in Cairo; Author


Corry-Anne van der Tang (Mrs.)
Cosmas II ‎(Pope)

During the ministry of the Coptic Orthodox Pope Cosmas II, the second period of Iconoclasm emerged (814–842‎). The Iconoclasm is the period during which religious and imperial authorities within the Eastern Church opposed the use of religious images or icons.

Counselor Mahed Abdel Wahed
Counselor Maḥmūd al-Khudayrī [Legislative Committee Chairman]
Counselor Tharwat Hammād [Egyptian Judge]
Counselor ʿAdil ʿabdil-Ḥamīd [Egyptian Minister Of Justice]
Cyril Ava Fini (Father)

Monk from Abū Fānā , witness to the attack on the monastery

D.S. Attema (Prof. Dr. Rev.)

1910-1989, during his life professor of Islam, Syrian, Aramaic, and Arabic at the Free University in Amsterdam. He taught Anton Wessels and Jan Slomp who became scholars of Islam in their own right. Wessels and Slomp read with him Al-Baydâwi’s commentary on the holy Qurân: Anwâr al-Tanzil wa asrâr al-ta’wil

Da Pusheng (Imam)

Da Pusheng (1874-1964) – influential Chinese Islamic scholar and one of the ‘Four Great Ahongs’ of the 20th century. Da was the co-founder and rector of the Islam Normal School in Shanghai. In 1955, Da accompanied Zhou Enlai to the Bandung Conference in Indonesia, where he tried to gain global Muslim support for China.

Ḍāhir Ghandūr

A Lebanese political researcher, he wrote a study entitled “Roots of Modern Democracy” which was published in 1993, particpated in a roundtable discussion initiated by AWR on the amendment of Art. 2 of the Constitution (see AWR-Paper Nr. 40 )


Dalāl al-Bizrī (Dr.)


Dale Gavlak

Correspondent of Vatican Radio and National Public Radio (USA); Board member of AWR

Dalīl Abū Bakr (Dalil Boubakeur) (Dr.)

Head of the Islamic Representative Council, imam of Paris Grand Mosque

Dāliyyā Hilāl (Dr.)


Dālyā Gūda (Dr.)
Dālyā ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd
Damiyyānūs I (Bishop)

Greek Orthodox archbishop of Mount Sinai and Raithu; Abbot of St. Catherine’s Monastery in South Sinai

Dan Brown

U.S. Author; Author of 'The Davinci Code' (2003)

Dana Smillie
Daniel (Bishop of Sydney)
Daniel Barenboim (Maestro - UN Peace Envoy)
Daniel C. Kurtzer (Dr.)

U.S. Ambassador to Israel (2001-2005); Former Ambassador to Egypt

Daniel Cajuiat
Daniel Ellsberg

American economist and activist

Daniel Pipes

U.S. academic, writer, and political commentator; pro-Israel activist

Daniel van der Meulen

Dutch diplomat and explorer, encouraged Arab-West Report's Cornelis Hulsman to focus his studies on Muslim-Christian relations.

Danish Journalist
Dāniyāl (Bishop of Bani Swayif)
Dāniyyāl (Bishop)

General Bishop for the churches of al-Macādī and Dār al-Salām (Since 1991)

Dāniyyāl al-Anṭūnī [Daniel El-Anthony] (Father)
Dāniyyāl al-Barāmūsī [Edward Israq] (Father)

Former Coptic Orthodox monk who became a Protestant pastor

Dāniyyāl Wadīʿ (Father)

Late Coptic Orthodox priest; Opponent of Pope Shenouda

Dāniyyāl [Daniel] (Prophet)


Danny Danon

Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

Daud Rahbar (Dr.)

Pakistani scholar of Islam (1926-2013), author of God of Justice (Leiden, Brill,1960). He was still a Muslim while writing this book and in 1960 wanted to end once and for all the argument of non-Muslims that God’s justice in the Qur’an can be arbitrary.

Dave Petrescue (Pastor)

Senior pastor of Macadī Community Church

Dave Trott (Republican Congressman) (USA)
David (Dāwūd) (Coptic Orthodox Bishop of New York)
David Aikman

US journalist of British origin; Author; Foreign affairs commentator

David B. Barrett (Reverend, Dr.)

After leaving the Britain’s Royal Aircraft Establishment in 1948 he continued his studies and received a  Master degree in 1952. In 1954 he  was ordained a deacon at the Church of England and a priest in 1955. Afterwards, he was appointed as a missionary through the Church Missionary Society in 1956. He co-authored the World Christian Encyclopedia of 1982 which is highly controversial when it comes to the number of (Coptic) Christians living in Egypt.

David Bedein

Director of Israel Resource News Agency (IRNA) and Center for Near East Policy Research (CFNEPR)