Roundtable Discussion on Countering TerrorismDecember 11, 2017
Doubts about the Possibility of the European Union (EU) Acting as Mediator in the Middle East Peace ProcessDecember 13, 2017
On the 13th of December 2017, the Council received Dr. Yassin El-Ayouty, Professor of International Law in New York University at the headquarters of the Council in Maadi. The seminar took over 2 hours, starting from 5:30pm, was attended by the ambassadors, the Chair and the honorary president, the director of the council and a number of members, as well as some non-members of the council.
The seminar focused mainly on the topics of democracy in the United States of America, comparing them with the attributes of governance in the Islamic state established by the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and maintained by the caliphs after him, as well as a brief comparison between American democracy and the current situation in Egypt. In addition to the above, the lecture addressed the factors of the collapse of the current American administration and the recent American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The lecture, which included some questions and inquiries, concluded that the current American democracy is a false democracy that is very different from the democracy that the founding fathers of the United States wanted. They also differ completely with the principles of acceptance of the other and tolerance and consultation, which dominated the Islamic nation Muhammadiyah at the time of the establishment of the first Islamic state in the era of the Prophet peace be upon him and the successor of the caliphs after him. The United States, which is called to champion the nations to achieve democracy and equality in their own countries, are revoking their principles. It is still dominated by the racist outlook of black Americans of African descent, dominated by a capitalist materialism that enriches wealth and impoverishes the poor.