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Interview with Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt

September 20th, 2012, Comment & Analysis


The current crisis has been precipitated by numerous factors; there is no one single cause to which we can point. Rather, this is a complex matter involving the fundamental inability of each side to understand the paradigm of the other.

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Responding to profanity

September 19th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

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It was indeed shocking news of what happened in the aftermath of a released preview of a profane film which has left the Muslims in a state of sadness and shock across the world. As horrific and offensive as the video might be, nothing justifies the sort of violent acts we have seen in Egypt, Libya and Yemen. Nothing is worth the cost of a human life and as a Muslim, I firmly believe that there is no honor or faith in committing such violence, and we all unequivocally oppose the senseless violence in different parts of Muslim world.

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Benghazi as a wake-up call

September 14th, 2012, Comment & Analysis


Benghazi as a wake-up call By: Alon Ben-Meir The unconscionable attack against the United States Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four officials, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, must be condemned in the strongest terms possible and the official response should be swift but proportionate. The event underscores the reality that Libya remains in [...]

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Why Benghazi should give us a lesson in humility

September 14th, 2012, Comment & Analysis


The violent events that shook the Libyan city of Benghazi must be an opportunity to rethink all that we took for granted since the rise of the “Arab spring”. Indeed, even though nobody can regret the end of Kaddafi’s reign, the road towards peaceful perspectives remains long and shaky in Libya.

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Tragic Violence in Libya: No Excuse for Perpetrators—or for Provocateurs

September 12th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

With the tragic killing of the American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and several of his staff as a consequence of an attack on a US consulate in Benghazi (where the Libyan revolution, that we supported, began, I might [stevens_302] add), and the nearly simultaneous storming of the US embassy in Cairo, maybe we’re now thinking: is it Iran all over again? Has the Arab Spring turned into an anti-American winter?

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