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Obstacles to Renewing Religious Discourse in Egypt: Reasons and Results 1

By Ishak Ibrahim – TIMEP – In recent years, the Egyptian regime has promoted a new “vision” of Islam, both locally and internationally, to combat terrorism and religious extremism. [...]

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10th Annual Conference: Panel – Radical Islamic Institutions in Egypt: Can they be reformed?

Video of a panel discussion titled Radical Islamic Institutions in Egypt: Can they be reformed?  which took place during Coptic Solidarity’s 10th Annual Conference on June 21, 2019, at the [...]

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Head Of Egyptian National Press Authority Condemns Al-Azhar For Ongoing Refusal To Proclaim ISIS Heretical

By MEMRI – In the recent years, Al-Azhar has consistently refrained from proclaiming the members of terror organizations, chief of them ISIS, to be infidels. Al-Azhar’s position is [...]

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Al-Azhar’s growing role abroad

By Amr Eltohamy – Al-Monitor – Egypt’s Al-Azhar has had a significant presence abroad in recent years, especially in its efforts to counter the effects of the Islamic [...]

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Islamic Apologias: Straining at Gnats while Swallowing Camels

By Raymond Ibrahim – Special for CS – An Arabic-language video recently appeared of a Muslim cleric in Egypt addressing how terrorists misuse Islamic scriptures to justifying killing [...]

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Egypt’s Grand Mufti Lionizes Saudi King and Son for Service to Islam

Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia –  As this article demonstrates, Muslim religious establishments and institutions are and have been subservient to Muslim ruling [...]

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Cairo University President Mohamed Al-Khosht: Reform Of Religious Discourse Is Not Enough, We Need To Revive Religion Itself

By MEMRI – President of Cairo University Mohamed Al-Khosht called for a “completely new religious discourse,” saying that “reformed discourse” was not enough and [...]

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Christians Warn Against al-Azhar Influence in Egypt’s Curriculum

By Claire Evans – International Christian Concern –  During the last year, Egypt’s Christians experienced persecution in ever increasing waves. Though ISIS accounted for the vast [...]

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Tunisian Religious Reforms Challenge Egypt’s Al Azhar

By Hany Ghoraba – Special to IPT News – Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi marched straight into a battle with Egypt’s highest Sunni authority, Al-Azhar’s mosque and [...]

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Tunisian gender reforms countered in Egypt by female Coptic MP

By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah – Under the Al-Sisi government, Copts expect the religious scholars of Al-Ahzar Institute to reform Islam. A good beginning would look like this: removal of [...]

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