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Father of defendant supports court case against son for insulting religion
While most onlookers, in the international scene, stand horrfied by the appearance of a jihadist fog bank in a European capital, Paris, the reality is more complex; indeed, potentially, more sinister
The case is related to comments columnist made ahead of Eid Al-Adha
ISIS is obsessed with the myth of the Mehdi, and is preparing for his reign, claim AUC professors
A report by an observatory in Dar Al-Ifta says ISIS is “unusual” when it comes to the role of women in takfiri terrorist organisations
The institution responsible for issuing fatwas says religious scholars unanimously view this as forbidden
Security forces gear as several Islamist movements vow to stage “Muslim Youth Uprising”
The speech will be unified across the country’s registered mosques
Research emphasises improved sense of psychological well-being after prayer
By Mohamed Abel Monsef and Ahmed Salama Three million people visited Tanta, capital of the Gharbia governorate, to participate in celebrations of the Moulid Al-Sayed Al-Badawy, a carnival that celebrates the birthday of a member of the Prophet Mohamed’s family. The celebrations were held from 10-17 October. The annual celebration has served to connect …
Bill Maher and co-host Sam Harris referred to Islam as “the mother lode of bad ideas” which lacks “liberal principals”
By Ahmed El-Ashram I look around and I see an unprecedented level of despair in the eyes of many friends; an overt level of frustration of how their lives have unluckily coincided with the mishappenings of recent years. Many wish they were not there to witness the toxic politics, the economic misfortune and the precarious …
Ibrahim Nigm criticises foreign media rhetoric on religion
Official Islamic scholars aim to face extremist thought, but state uses authoritarian grip against those defying religious discourse, says human rights organisation
By Mohamed Selim The unfortunate daily events that are unfolding in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia and Libya, are prompting the question: when will the entire region fall into the hands of radical Islamists? The demise of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) reign in Egypt at the hands of its military has caused the re-emergence of …
State policy in managing mosques presumes Muslim unity on ‘the official Islam of the state’, according to study
With the rise of Jihadist rhetoric in the Middle East, Egypt’s cinematic depictions of the terrorist character remain controversial
The defendant, Mohamed al-Zawahiri, a high-ranking leader of militant group Al-Salafeya Al-Jihadeya is charged with “endangering national security”
On the first anniversary of the 30 June uprising, the newly appointed president discusses state of economy, pledges to “correct religious discourse”
Journalist is charged with inciting sectarian strife and reporting false news
Rouhani will meet his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, where the powerful neighbours are expected to discuss security concerns as well as trade opportunities.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, though suicide bombings are a tactic mainly employed by Sunni Muslim militants in Iraq.
Ex-general Khalifa Haftar was in the base at the time but escaped unharmed.
South of Baghdad, a roadside bomb near a secondary school in Mahmudiyah killed a male pupil, and a car bomb near a Shi’a mosque in Iskandiriyah killed two people.
AFP – Nigeria’s military on Monday said it had made an arrest in connection with the bombing of a football match that killed at least 40 people. “A key suspect in the terror bomb explosion that rocked Kabang community in Mubi, Adamawa state… has been arrested by troops who cordoned [off] the area in swift …
The Christian Sudanese woman, who was sentenced to hang, was incarcerated with her 20-month-old toddler according to rights activists, and gave birth this week to another baby in jail.
The bombings in Baghdad and north and west Iraq raise serious concerns about the ability of the country’s security forces to protect voters during Wednesday’s general election,
AFP – An Egyptian court sentenced 13 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi Saturday to prison terms ranging from five to 88 years for rioting, a judicial source said. They were accused of “rioting, sabotage and public order offences” in the southern towns of Samalut and Minya during protests against a bloody crackdown in …
Shedding its guerrilla tactics to fight alongside an army
Group inspired by Al-Qaeda