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MLTs Speak and Write on President Obama’s June 4 Cairo Speech
Ethar El-Katatney on CNN – MLT, Egypt
Three Egyptian activists, including Ethar El-Katatney, were interviewed by CNN's Ben Wedeman on their hopes for President Obama's Cairo speech.
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Hussein Rashid on CNN – MLT, USA
Hussein Rashid reacted to President Obama Cairo speech on CNN Newshour with Kyra Phillips
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Asim Rehman on CBS2 – MLT, USA
Asim Rehman expressed his support of President Obama’s speech, especially his emphasis on tolerance between Muslim and non-Muslim communities.
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Haroon Moghul on ABC7 – MLT, USA
Haroon Moghul appeared on ABC7 to comment on President Obama’s speech in Cairo. Visit Haroon’s blog to see a list of his other media appearances that day.
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Dr. Ibrahim Saleh quoted in the German newspaper WELT - MLT, Egypt
Dr. Ibrahim Saleh was quoted in the German newspaper, WELT. A communications professor at the American University of Cairo and co-founder of an independent organization, The Arab-European Media Observatory, Dr. Saleh said, "When Obama came into office, people believed that he was the Messiah who would bring salvation. But these expectations were too high...”
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Mona Eltahawy in Al Arab and Metro – MLT, USA/Egypt
Mona Eltahawy wrote on President Obama’s Cairo speech in a number of media outlets. Her articles appeared on Al Arab and Metro.
Read Al Arab Article
Read Metro Article
Visit Mona’s Blog
Reza Aslan speaks on the Iranian elections - MLT, USA
Reza Aslan shared his views on the Iranian elections on "The Rachel Maddow Show" and John Stewart's "The Daily Show." He also wrote an analysis of the elections on The Daily Beast.
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Read The Daily Beast Article
Muna AbuSulayman named one of the 50 most influential people in the Middle East - MLT, Saudi Arabia
“A leading media personality in the Middle East and founding co-host of one of MBC’s most popular social programmes, she has become a celebrity, a regular contributor to the WEF, and is often asked to contribute to issues relating to Arab society, media, and understanding between the East and West...”
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Mohamed-Ali Bouharb profiled in Le Figaro - MLT, France
Le Figaro daily newspaper recently profiled Mohamed-Ali Bouharb, the French police force’s first official Muslim chaplain. Bouharb is a member of mosques in Rouen and du Havre where he attended training courses. He seeks to “integrate Islam within the heart of a large legal institution, without falling into proselytism” which his position impedes.
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Imam Mohammed Daniel in Unique Magazine - MLT, UK/Kuwait
Unique Magazine recently interviewed Imam Mohammed Daniel. During his interview, Imam Daniel also spoke about his participation in the MLT global conference in Doha, Qatar.
Read Unique Magazine Interview
Cordoba Initiative Online Portal Seeks Contributors!
The new Cordoba Initiative Online Portal has been launched. If you write regularly (or semi-regularly) on subjects relevant to:
- Gender relations in Muslim societies
- Muslims in the West
- Muslim youth
- Free speech and Islam
- Religion in the context of Muslim-West relations
- Political issues in Muslim-West relations
...you could become a CI online contributor! Your opinion pieces, blog entries or other contributions will be featured in a special column on the newly launched CI website. For more info, email Kamal at firstname.lastname@example.org.