In the RNSAW of June 27 - July 1 1998, a translation was given of an article of Fikriya Ahmed in El-Wafd 27, titled ’The Dutch intelligence condemns Muslims in its annual report’. The RNSAW obtained the text of the summary of this report and translated it for our readers.
A reader of the RNSAW commented on the ban of Rodinson’s book on Mohammed. He is of the opinion Montassir should understand that Rodinson tried to understand Mohammed as a non-believer but not as some one who wanted to attack Islam.
In a letter from the Catholic Church of Egypt the Church complains about Western media reports surrounding the issue of Coptic persecution in Egypt, as well as American intervention into the issue.
Dr. Nasr Abu Zaid responded to the interview with Dr. Sayed El-Qimni in El-Arabi of March 16 and translated in the RNSAW of March 15-22.
[Comment: In 1998 the RNSAW accepted requests from readers to remain anonymous. From the summer of 1998 this policy was changed.]
In a previous article in Al Ahram Mohammed Al-Samak mentioned a number of names of people he believes are behind the Freedom of Religious Persecution Act. A reader points out to serious mistakes in this article.