The backlash against Islamist following President Mohammed Morsi’s ouster in Egypt has meant collective punishment on the Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip Published on Aslan Media August 13, 2013 […]
No one knows where Egypt is headed. As the first Muslim Brotherhood candidate, and democratically-elected President in Egypt, Mohammad Morsi must navigate the Egyptian political system to uphold the democratic […]
Egypt is no longer beholden to any hegemonic power, which has created room for the reconstruction of relations between Egypt and Iran that has been all but non-existent since the […]
I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt’s advancement. Together, you represent the harmony between tradition and progress. I am grateful for your hospitality, and the hospitality of the people of Egypt. I am also proud to carry with me the goodwill of the American people, and a greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: assalaamu alaykum.
We meet at a time of tension between the United States and Muslims around the world – tension rooted in historical forces that go beyond any current policy debate. The relationship between Islam and the West includes centuries of co-existence and cooperation, but also conflict and religious wars. More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations. Moreover, the sweeping change brought by modernity and globalization led many Muslims to view the West as hostile to the traditions of Islam…..