A decision by Iraq’s parliament to ban a television series depicting the grandsons of the Prophet Mohammad has been questioned by Iraq’s Sunni Islamist Party.
Mustafa el-Labbad, an expert on Turkish-Arab relations, on the thinking behind the Turkish position with respect to the current uprising in Syria.
Shi’ite Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced his willingness on Friday to mediate a solution to the escalating crisis in Syria.
The FJP called on the international community to support the Syrian people and immediately withdraw legitimacy from the Syrian regime.
The Muslim Brotherhood called on Iran to end its support of the current Syrian government in the wake of violent clashes that have erupted since mid-March.
Syria is widely regarded as a stronghold of religious tolerance in the Arab realm but the regime is using them as pawns in its own game.
While church leaders pledge their support for the Assad regime, Christians in Syria are backing the protest movement for democratic change.
In late June, a Jadaliyya affiliate sat with Syrian novelist Rosa Yaseen Hassan to talk about the Syrian revolution.
More than seventy religious scholar and clerics organized a rally calling for Saudi Arabia to examine ways to support the Syrian revolution.
Pro-democracy demonstrations start at Syrian mosques as Christians wait to join Muslim counterparts after prayers.