Concern about Islamists masks wide differences among them

February 4, 2011
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(Hamas supporters hold up copies of the Koran at a protest in Gaza City December 26, 2010/Mohammed Salem)

Can Arabs learn from Turkish model of Islam and democracy?

February 3, 2011
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(Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, December 2, 2008/Umit Bektas)

Egyptians want more Islam in politics, according to Pew poll

February 2, 2011
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(Anti-Mubarak graffiti in Cairo's Tahrir Square February 1, 2011. The Arabic writing reads "Down with Mubarak."/Yannis Behrakis )

Copts say Egypt regime change trumps Islamist fears

By Reuters Staff
February 2, 2011
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(Egyptians rally at Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo February 1, 2011/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Egypt’s Islamists well placed for any post-Mubarak phase

February 1, 2011
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(Anti-Mubarak protest at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 1, 2011/Suhaib Salem)

The Muslim Brotherhood, one of the Arab world’s oldest Islamist movements and Egypt’s largest opposition group, is well placed to play a prominent role as President Hosni Mubarak’s rule teeters on the brink of collapse.

Italy blocks EU religious persecution text ignoring Christians

By Reuters Staff
January 31, 2011
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(Christians protest against what they say is the failure of authorities to protect them, in Cairo January 3, 2011/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Guestview: Unrest in Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood

By Guest Contributor
January 31, 2011
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(Protesters at a demonstration in Cairo January 29, 2011/Asmaa Waguih)

The following is a guest contribution. Reuters is not responsible for the content and the views expressed are the authors’ alone.  Jonathan Wright is a longtime Reuters correspondent in the Middle East who is now a translator and blogger based in Cairo.

Major Muslim TV preacher Amr Khaled heads for Cairo

By Reuters Staff
January 28, 2011

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One of the world’s most influential Muslim television preachers said on Friday that he was traveling back to his native Egypt, which is in turmoil amid mass protests against President Hosni Mubarak.

Top Sunni Islam authority al-Azhar halts dialogue with Vatican

January 21, 2011

al-azharThe highest authority of Sunni Islam, the Islamic University of al-Azhar in Cairo, has frozen all dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church over what it called Pope Benedict’s repeated insults towards Islam. Benedict this month condemned attacks on churches that killed dozens of people in Egypt, Iraq and Nigeria, saying they showed the need to adopt effective measures to protect religious minorities.

Egypt sentences Muslim to death for Coptic shooting

By Reuters Staff
January 16, 2011

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An Egyptian state security court on Sunday sentenced a Muslim man to death for killing six Coptic Christians and a Muslim police officer in a drive-by shooting on Coptic Christmas Eve in January 2010.