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Arab revolutions smashing Media stereotypes

Exhaustive media coverage of the wave of popular revolts sweeping the Middle East and North Africa has helped to dispel myths and stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims. “It looked like a clash between the medieval and the modern,” he said. “On one side were guys on camels and horses and on the other were young protesters with iPhones and iPods.”

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Post-revolution Egypt sees Salafist groups gain momentum

Salafists have gained momentum since Egypt’s revolution amidst concern that the extreme nature of the groups could wreck the populous nation. While the West is concerned about the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt is focusing on repelling violent Salafist groups.

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Growing influence of Islam in Arab revolutions

Religion is a growing force in the Arab awakening. Westerners should hold their nerve and trust democracy. So far revolts appear to be largely secular in character, Westerners have been quietly relieved by that, they have been especially nervous about Islam.

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Bin Laden reappearance stuns intelligence agencies

The US has been on Bin Laden’s trail ever since he fled Afghanistan when the US invaded the country in 2001, however, officials are said to be “stunned” by the visibility of Bin Laden’s movements, and their frequency, in a matter of a few weeks in the outlawed terrain of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Sufi Sheikhs: Islamic movements must unite

Several Sufi Sheikhs have called for unity amongst Islamic movements, particularly the Brotherhood and Salafi groups, to work under one banner; Islam. The International Sufi Council said people were attempting to divide Sufis and the Brotherhood.

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Sisters hoping for a share of equality within Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

“The fact that I could sleep on the street and take part in a revolution against an unjust ruler was an amazing experience,” said the 28-year-old Islamist activist passionately. For weeks, she tasted the flavor of this emancipatory experience alongside male Islamists.

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The Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Iran

The Muslim Brotherhood seeks unity between Muslims calling for justice, civil society and a free and fair political arena. Under the influence of the tolerant Brotherhood, Egyptians are more comfortable with Shiite Islam than other Sunnis in other Arab countries.

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Libyan forces, rebels engage in fierce clashes

As Russian-made jets dropped more bombs on the city of Ras Lanouf, rebel leaders in their stronghold to the east of Benghazi were not panicking. While true that the airstrikes were not causing major damage to the city or rebel positions, they have seemingly halted the advance of the young and disorganized anti-government forces.

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Muslim women now at forefront

Australia, a multicultural nation, is blessed to have both Arab and Muslim women in our midst who are equally inspirational and progressive.

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U.S. more concerned about keeping allies than stability

After weeks of internal debate on how to respond to uprisings in the Arab world, the Obama administration is settling on a Middle East strategy: help keep longtime allies who are willing to reform in power, even if that means the full democratic demands of their newly emboldened citizens might have to wait.

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