Tag Archives: Egypt

The dismal state of some of Egypt’s Islamic scholars

Muslim scholar Salem Abdel Galil – Photo via Egypt today Sheikh Salem Abdel Galil, a prominent Egyptian Muslim scholar and former deputy minister for proselytization at Egypt’s Ministry of Religious Endowments, sparked a far-reaching controversy this week after he described … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 19 ( May 8- 14)

Top Headlines IMF reaches staff level agreement for second loan installment to Egypt Thomas Cook cancels hundreds of flights to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt on Foreign Office guidance Egypt’s Sisi receives an invite to upcoming Riyadah Trump summit Egyptian … Continue reading

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What is wrong with Egypt’s Al-Azhar?

Grand Imam of al-Azhar ( Photo via Al-Azhar) Last Friday, the head of Egypt’s Al-Azhar University, Ahmed Hosny, was sacked after only three months in the position, after labelling Muslim reformer and TV host Islam Al-Beheiry an apostate. This may … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 18 ( May 1-7)

Top Headlines Gunmen kill three Egypt policemen in Cairo Egypt’s Al-Azhar university replaces head in apostasy row Cairo court cancels release order on bail for Brotherhood businessman Hassan Malek Islamic State leader in Egypt tells Muslims to avoid Christian gatherings … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 17 (April 24-30)

Pope Francis with Al-Azhar Grand Imam – via BBC Top Headlines Pope Francis visits Egypt to promote “unity and fraternity” Egypt’s Coptic pope signs agreement with Pope Francis on baptism recognition A Swiss court ordered Egyptian naturalgas companies to pay Israel … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 16 ( April 17-13)

Top Headlines Freed Egyptian American prisoner returns home following Trump intervention American President Donald Trump welcomes freed US-Egypt prisoner Aya Hijazi to White House Gunmen kill policeman in attack near Egypt’s St. Catherine’s Monastery Egypt’s Sisi visits Saudi Arabia to … Continue reading

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Aya Hijazi and Egyptian conspiracy theories

President Trump meets with Aya Hijazi in the Oval office of the White House Photo via AP Aya Hijazi ____ A young Egyptian-American woman who made global headlines after US President Donald Trump met her in the White House, following … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 14 ( April 3-9)

Top Headlines  Trump welcomed Egypt’s Sisi amid questions on rights record Twin attacks kill at least 45 Christians in Egypt on Palm Sunday ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt’s Palm Sunday church bombings Coptic Christians rage at Tanta security chief over … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 13 ( March 27-April 2)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi to arrive in Washington Saturday, meet Trump Monday Egyptian MPs in Washington to rally support against Muslim Brotherhood in Congress circles Rival campaigns mount ahead of President Sisi’s visit to the US Sisi and King Salman … Continue reading

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The visit of Egypt’s Sisi to Washington: The illusion of chemistry and the challenges of reality

Donald Trump with Egyptian President  in New York, Sept. 19, 2016 Photo by Reuters On Monday April 3, US President Donald Trump will host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for talks in Washington. The last visit of an Egyptian president to … Continue reading

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