Reform In The Muslim World

Liberal Kuwaiti Activist Nasser Dashti: We Need Cultural, Secular Reform......
Paris-Based Lebanese Journalist Maya Khadra: French Politicians Adopt......
Egyptian Author Alaa Al-Aswany: Every Dictatorship Ends in Disaster;......
U.S.-Based Policy Researcher Dr. Tawfik Hamid: Muslim Brotherhood's......
Fmr. Egyptian Culture Minister Gaber Asfour: We Are Facing a Cultural......
"Moroccan Infidel" Presents "The Myths of Religions"......
Saudi Sheikh Aed Al-Qarni Apologizes For Previously-Held Radical Views,......
Lebanese Journalist Nadim Koteich Blames Islamic Jihad, Hamas for......
Protest at Tehran University against Enforcement Of Hijab, Students......
Chief Editor Of Saudi 'Al-Jazirah' Daily: Do Not Reject The ...
Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: Islamic Extremism Stems From...
Former Iraqi MP Mithal Al-Alusi in Support of Visiting Israel: Let the......
Op-Ed In Saudi Daily 'Arab News': The Lessons Of The Holocaust...
Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: Islamic Extremism Stems from......
UAE Business Magnate Khalaf Al-Habtoor: We Need Peace with Israel and......
Former Great Mosque Of Mecca Imam Adel Al-Kalbani: I Do Not Consider Shi...
Former Great Mosque of Mecca Imam Adel Al-Kalbani: I Do Not Consider......
Egyptian Researcher Ahmed Saad Zayed: Quranic Story Of Al-Aqsa Mosque...
Egyptian Journalist Ibrahim Eissa: Islamic Terrorism Will End Only When......
Egyptian Researcher Ahmed Saad Zayed: Quranic Story of Al-Aqsa Mosque......
Antisemitic, Anti-Muslim, Anti-Black, Anti-LGBTQ French Website '...
Sudanese Journalist Rachid Said Yacoub: We Are Fighting against the......
Arab Writers: The Arabs And Palestinians Must Stop Rejecting Every...
Omani Journalist Salem Bin Hamad Al-Jahwari: Israel is a reality, Arabs......
Jordanian Activist Reem Abu Hassan during Debate on Child Marriage:......
MEMRI Reform Project Director Mansour Al-Hadj: The World Must Not......
Lebanese Actress Nidal Al-Ashkar: No Freedom Of Speech In The Arab World...
Tunisian Actor Walid Nahdi In Antisemitic, Homophobic Diatribe: I Can...
Saudi Journalist: 'Allah Commanded Us To Love And Respect' The...
Lebanese Actress Nidal Al-Ashkar: No Freedom of Speech in the Arab World......
Omani FM Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah: Arab Nations Must Reassure Israel......
Lebanese Journalist Nadim Koteich: I Support Trump and Netanyahu's......
Egyptian-American Analyst Magdi Khalil: Second Wave Of Arab Spring...
Egyptian-American Analyst Magdi Khalil: Second Wave of Arab Spring......
Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad In Scathing Criticism Of The...
Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad in Scathing Criticism of the......
Chief Editor Of Saudi 'Al-Jazirah' Daily: Do Not Reject The ...
Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: Islamic Extremism Stems From...
Op-Ed In Saudi Daily 'Arab News': The Lessons Of The Holocaust...
Former Great Mosque Of Mecca Imam Adel Al-Kalbani: I Do Not Consider Shi...
Egyptian Researcher Ahmed Saad Zayed: Quranic Story Of Al-Aqsa Mosque...
Arab Writers: The Arabs And Palestinians Must Stop Rejecting Every...
Lebanese Actress Nidal Al-Ashkar: No Freedom Of Speech In The Arab World...
Tunisian Actor Walid Nahdi In Antisemitic, Homophobic Diatribe: I Can...
Saudi Journalist: 'Allah Commanded Us To Love And Respect' The...
Egyptian-American Analyst Magdi Khalil: Second Wave Of Arab Spring...
Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad In Scathing Criticism Of The...
Reformist Kuwaiti Journalist 'Abdallah Al-Hadlaq, Who is Critical...
Palestinian Journalist Nasser Al-Laham Slams Hamas And Fatah Gov'ts...
Reactions In Arab World To New Zealand Mosque Massacre: Accusations Of...
Online Incitement Against Jews, People Of Color, Muslims, And LGBTQ
Syrian Scholar Firas Al-Sawwah: The 'Al-Aqsa' In The Quran Is...
British-Palestinian Human Rights Activist Ahlam Akram: The Affair Of The...
Syrian Oppositionist To President Assad's Wife: You Have An...
Tunisian Lawyer And Writer Maya Ksouri: Hypocritical For Muslim...
Palestinian Press Fiercely Attacks Hamas: 'A Tumor That Must Be...
Lebanese Philosopher Dr. Ali Harb: Colonialism Brought Arabs Out Of...
Sudanese Anti-Regime Rap Video: Down With The Islamist Government; We...
Egyptian-Canadian Writer Said Shoaib: Western Imams Who Praise Islamic...
Syrian Opposition Activist Issam Zeitoun: The Arabs Should Ally...
Kuwaiti Columnist: The Humanity And Civility Of A Country Is Measured By...
Against Backdrop Of The Affair Of The Fugitive Saudi Teen Girl, Saudi...
Saudi Journalist: If Muslims Despise The 'Infidel' West, Why...
Saudi Journalist Presents A Suggestion To Relinquish The Belligerent...
French-Moroccan Journalist Zineb El Rhazoui, Formerly Of 'Charlie...
In Qatar, Debate On Christmas, New Year's Celebrations, And Wishing...
Former Jordanian Minister Condemns Israeli Flag Incident: Had Israel...
2018 Editor's Picks: MEMRI TV Clips From The Reform Project
Al-Azhar Cleric Saeed Numan: Male And Female Fetuses Can Be Married Off...
Marking Its 20th Anniversary, MEMRI Launches Its Reform Project's...
For First Time Ever, Christian Mass Held Openly In Saudi Arabia
Egyptian Journalist: Egypt Must Heed The International Criticism Of The...
Antisemitic, Anti-Muslim, Anti-Black, Anti-LGBTQ French Website '...
Growing Calls In Jordan To Enact Political Reforms, Limit King's...
Egyptian Actress Sparks Controversy By Removing Veil
Barelvi Clerics Threaten Siege Of Pakistan If Christian Blasphemy...
French Manifesto Calling To 'Declare Obsolete' Violent Quranic...
Shift In Saudi Media's Attitude To Israel – Part II: Saudi Writer...
Shift In Saudi Media's Attitude To Israel – Part I: Saudi Writers,...
Elections In Egypt IV: Egyptian Press Criticizes Feebleness Of Egyptian...
Presidential Elections In Egypt – Part III: Ahead Of The Elections, Al...
Egypt's Presidential Elections Part II: Opposition Calls For...
Presidential Elections In Egypt – Part I: The Al-Sisi Regime's...
Deep Divide Between Copts In Egypt And In U.S. Over Introduction Of Bill...
The Pakistani State's Official Fatwa Against Jihad Is Bogus,...
Protests In Jordan Following Austerity Measures – Including Elimination...
The Popular Uprising In Iran 2017-2018: The Role Played By President...
Jordanian Journalists, Politicians Receive Death Threats On Social Media
Articles In Egyptian Press Condemn Security Forces For 'Extremist...
The Lifting Of The Saudi Ban On Women Driving As Reflected In Cartoons
After A Decade Of Hamas Rule In Gaza, Movement Officials And Former...
Public Debate In Jordan On Freedoms And Values Following Ban On Rock...
School Curricula In The Arab World: The Situation Today
Jordan Abolishes Article 308 Protecting Rapists From Punishment If They...
In Egypt, Clashes Between The Institution Of The Presidency And The...
Female Iraqi MP's Proposal To Enshrine Polygamy In Law Causes...
The Saudi Royal Decree Easing Guardianship Requirements For Women, And...
Jordanian Journalists: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Young Jordanians Support...
Tunisians Protest Law That Allows Men Who Rape Underage Girls To Marry...
Arab Youth In Violent Region And Turbulent Times
Gulf Writers: Oppression Of Sunnis Created ISIS; Restoring Them To Their...
Following Death Of Algerian Intellectual Malek Chebel, MEMRI Reposts...
Egyptian Regime Approves Church Construction Law, Satisfying Coptic...
Following ISIS Attacks, Arab Journalists Call To Acknowledge Existence...
Saudi Shura Council Draws Fire For Rejecting Organ Donation Bill
Saudi Shura Council Draws Fire For Rejecting Organ Donation Bill
The Marrakesh Declaration And A Critique Of It
Hizbullah Faces Criticism In Lebanon For Besieging Madaya: Its...
Liberal Kuwaiti Activist Nasser Dashti: We Need Cultural, Secular Reform......
Paris-Based Lebanese Journalist Maya Khadra: French Politicians Adopt......
Egyptian Author Alaa Al-Aswany: Every Dictatorship Ends in Disaster;......
U.S.-Based Policy Researcher Dr. Tawfik Hamid: Muslim Brotherhood's......
Fmr. Egyptian Culture Minister Gaber Asfour: We Are Facing a Cultural......
"Moroccan Infidel" Presents "The Myths of Religions"......
Saudi Sheikh Aed Al-Qarni Apologizes For Previously-Held Radical Views,......
Lebanese Journalist Nadim Koteich Blames Islamic Jihad, Hamas for......
Protest at Tehran University against Enforcement Of Hijab, Students......
Former Iraqi MP Mithal Al-Alusi in Support of Visiting Israel: Let the......
Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: Islamic Extremism Stems from......
UAE Business Magnate Khalaf Al-Habtoor: We Need Peace with Israel and......
Former Great Mosque of Mecca Imam Adel Al-Kalbani: I Do Not Consider......
Egyptian Journalist Ibrahim Eissa: Islamic Terrorism Will End Only When......
Egyptian Researcher Ahmed Saad Zayed: Quranic Story of Al-Aqsa Mosque......
Sudanese Journalist Rachid Said Yacoub: We Are Fighting against the......
Omani Journalist Salem Bin Hamad Al-Jahwari: Israel is a reality, Arabs......
Jordanian Activist Reem Abu Hassan during Debate on Child Marriage:......
MEMRI Reform Project Director Mansour Al-Hadj: The World Must Not......
Lebanese Actress Nidal Al-Ashkar: No Freedom of Speech in the Arab World......
Omani FM Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah: Arab Nations Must Reassure Israel......
Lebanese Journalist Nadim Koteich: I Support Trump and Netanyahu's......
Egyptian-American Analyst Magdi Khalil: Second Wave of Arab Spring......
Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad in Scathing Criticism of the......
Lebanese-American Analyst Tom Harb: Palestinians Have Been Refusing......
Yemeni Academic Dr. Arwa Al-Khattabi: ISIS Represents Islam; We Must......
Algerian Diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi Warns: We Should Avoid Rushing into......
Cincinnati Imam Ismaeel Chartier Responds to NZ Massacre: An Eye for an......
Swedish Imam Ahmad Ghanem Condemns NZ Shooting, Calls on Congregation to......
Syrian Scholar Firas Al-Sawwah: Al-Aqsa Mentioned in Quran Is Not in......
Egyptian-American Analyst Magdi Khalil Criticizes Obama Presidency: U.S.......
Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: Peculiar Alliance between......
Tunisian Minority Rights Activist Yamina Thabet Criticizes Tunisian......
Iraqi Politician Mithal Al-Alusi: We Need a U.S.-Led Coalition to Fight......
Tunisian Lawyer and Writer Maya Ksouri: Hypocritical for Muslim......
Iranian Majlis Member Gholamreza Heydari: Figures Regularly Falsified to......

Reform Project

This project broadens the audience of those promoting reform in the Arab and Muslim world, while highlighting the obstacles that they face in advancing such reforms.

The goal of this project is to provide reformists a much needed platform that will enable them to reach out to their societies and to religious, political, and educational leaders while also providing cogent suggestions to Western policy makers constructing long-term strategic plans in support of the reform effort.

The project focuses on the following main topics:

  • Democratization. Promoting Arab and Muslim thinkers and statesmen who advocate democracy and a democratization process for their countries.
  • Women's Rights Project. Aiming to advance women's rights and gender equality in the region, by covering positive and negative developments in women's political participation, women's economic power, and violence against women and girls.
  • Counter-Radicalization Initiative. Focusing on promoting voices in the Arab and Muslim world that reject current jihadi streams and organizations, and condemn violent extremism.
  • Education Project. Highlighting educational reform efforts in the Arab and Muslim world via revising school curricula, introducing tolerant and pluralistic content in textbooks, and modifying educational policies.
  • Separation Of Religion And State. Providing support to advocates in the Arab and Muslim world who seek to advance secularism, religious tolerance, and equality.
  • Religious Minorities' Rights. Supporting advocates of interfaith dialogue and understanding towards religious minorities in the Arab and Muslim world leading to an equalization of their status, while also identifying obstacles to such efforts.
  • Combatting Antisemitism. Supporting advocates of reform in the Arab and Muslim world who speak out against antisemitism, and amplifies their voice and message in public forums, including the Capitol Hill fora held under the aegis of MEMRI's Tom Lantos Archives on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial.
  • LGBTQ Rights. Seeking to provide a platform for those promoting an understanding of LGBTQ rights in the Arab and Muslim world.

 

Project Director

Mansour Al-Hadj, Saudi-born Sudanese journalist and writer.

 

Contact Us

[email protected]

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'You've Got To Be Carefully Taught' – The Challenge Of...
Interview With MEMRI Vice President Alberto M. Fernandez: 'The War...
The Time Is Now For Urgent Middle East Reform
At Release Of His Book, MEMRI Scholar Outlines A Case For Islamic...
Coptophobia
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