Arrest of 11 leading Muslim Brotherhood figures in Sharqia.

In a new offensive on freedom State Security forces raided the houses and arrested 11 leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood movement. Computers, books, documents and CD's were confiscated from

Abdul Ghafar finds himself detained for the fifth consecutive time.

For the fifth time in a row Prosecutors ordered the extension of Dr Ashraf Abdul Ghafar, Vice-Secretary General of the Medical Association and Rapporteur of the Human Relief Agency for

In Egypt and Saudi Arabia, succession looms

Egypt President Hosni Mubarak and Saudi Arabia King Abdullah, both in their 80s, have long played leading Mideast roles. Some worry that successors will complicate relationships.

From Holy War to Holy Peace

Peace is holy, war is not. Nevertheless, holy war is today a main theme in the Western media. Wrongly seen by Westerners as an Islamic innovation, for Muslims it is

Intolerance shows ignorance of Islam

Nowadays, the more "religious" some Muslims regard themselves to be, the less tolerant they are. The cause is a troubling intellectual decline of the Islamic civilization.