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Al-Azhar’s historic fatwa on Shias

October 14, 2016 SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WORLD SHIA FORUM – The following is the transcript of an interview which was conducted with al-Azhar’s most senior authority: Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib with Al Neel Egyptian TV channel. In the interview Dr al-Tayyib rejects the notion of takfir in reference to Shia […]

‘The only solution for Iraq’

May 04,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – MICHAEL JANSEN It is hardly surprising that Iraqis stormed the Green Zone at the heart of Baghdad, entered the parliament building and confronted legislators blocking reforms proposed by Prime Minister Haidar Al Abadi. Iraqis of all sects and stations in life were among those […]

Can an Arab military force really work?

Summary by Omar Ashour| The Daily Star Such interventions were usually aimed at empowering a proxy political force over its military and political rivals, instead of averting humanitarian disaster or institutionalizing a nonviolent conflict-resolution mechanism following a war. By 1982, when the Lebanese government failed to extend the ADF’s mandate, it […]

Why are Shiites fighting in Syria?

STORY SUMMARY January 10, 2014 12:23 AM By Rodger Shanahan The Daily Star Read more: http://dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2014/Jan-10/243615-why-are-shiites-fighting-in-syria.ashx#ixzz2qAWWUtBM (The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb) The Syrian civil war is not a rallying call for the region’s Shiite communities in the same way that it is for foreign Sunni jihadists. The […]