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Tens of thousands protest anti-Islam film in Nigeria

(AFP) –KANO, Nigeria — Tens of thousands of people on Saturday protested on the streets of Nigeria’s second city of Kano against an anti-Islam film made in the US that has stirred outrage across the Muslim world. An AFP reporter said the crowd of demonstrators stretched several kilometres through the city, the largest in Nigeria’s …

Daily News Egypt

Veiled newscasters on state TV

is the appearance of a veiled newscaster a step towards deepening democracy and ending the discriminations or is it a step towards discrimination against non-veiled women and perhaps even against those women who do not wear the niqab as well?

Farid Zahran

Mohammed Aly Ibrahim

Praying at gunpoint

By Mohammed Aly Ibrahim The fear of Friday 13th in western superstition as an unlucky day touched upon me as I was heading to perform my weekly prayer. Many Egyptians, myself included, think that the mosques of Prophet Muhammad’s ancestors here bestow endless blessings upon those who regularly visit such places of worship. The most …

Daily News Egypt

Protesting Blasphemy or Foreign Policy?

For the most part media has portrayed the protests in front of American embassies as just as a protest over the amateur video insulting Islam and prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him. Moreover, it is surprising how some media outlets choose to describe the regions where the outrage occurred as the “Middle East”, …

Mustafa Salama

Review: op-ed pages continue to fill up with commentary on offensive movie

As incidents escalate in reaction to the offensive movie about prophet Muhammed, columnists continue to analyse the mounting anger of Egyptians.   Wael Qandil What after invading the US embassy? Al-Shorouk newspaper Recalling the latest chaos that took place within the margins of the US embassy in Cairo in reaction to the US anti-Islam movie, …

Daily News Egypt

Islamic Sukuk forecast to exponentially increase

The demand for Islamic Sukuk is expected to reach to $900 billion by 2017, according to Ernst & Young’s Global Islamic Banking of Excellence (GIBE) estimates. Ernst & Young’s GIBE reports that the forecasted exponential increase in demand for Sukuk stems from the growth of Islamic banking industry, and the increasing demand for financial tools …

Islam Serour

Reconciliation

You need utopian idealists and pragmatic realists if we hope to make something of this mess we call a country

Mahmoud Salem