Views: Egypt’s Criminalisation of Minority Free Speech through Blasphemy Cases

By Mohamed Mandour – Rowaq Arabi The revolution of 25 January 2011 gave most religious minorities in Egypt a genuine opportunity to step into the public sphere, openly practice their [...]


Open Letter to Al-Azhar Institute’s Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb

By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah – Voice of the Copts A few days ago news reports stated that you called a meeting of the Muslim Council of Elders in Cairo in order to plot a legal response against [...]


Islamic Reform? Top Muslim University Says ‘No’

By Raymond Ibrahim – American Thinker – Largely unknown to and unreported in the West, a large, two-day conference was recently hosted (Jan. 27–28) by Al Azhar University in Egypt and [...]


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. [...]


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 [...]


Judaism and Christianity Are Not Religions, Says Top Egyptian Cleric

By Raymond Ibrahim – Special to Coptic Solidarity Although many in the West insist Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are “brother” religions with a foundation to build on—also known as the [...]


Christianity and Judaism Create Terrorism No Less than Islam, Says Egypt’s leading Muslim Cleric; Bemoans World’s “Double Standards” and “Islamophobia”

By Raymond Ibrahim – Exclusive to Coptic Solidarity –  Egypt’s leading Muslim cleric and head of Al Azhar, Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb, recently spoke before the religious representatives of [...]


Al Azhar: No to Reforming “Religious Discourse”

By Raymond Ibrahim – Exclusive  for Coptic Solidarity – Much of Al Azhar University’s curriculum is based on Islam’s ancillary books, written in the medieval era or earlier. These books are [...]


ISIL’s multi-pronged terror strikes kill 89 in 3 countries

By World Tribune – Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), which promised to unleash mass casualty attacks during the holy month of Ramadan, is suspected of carrying out terror strikes in [...]


Al Azhar: Islam Demands Theocratic Rule

By Raymond Ibrahim – Exclusive for Coptic Solidarity – What is the role of Islam in Muslim society? Is it just a religion to be practiced privately, as Christianity is understood in [...]

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