author: Julian Madsen

  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Julian Madsen

    • Julian Madsen
    • 17 May 2007

    Julian Madsen is a writer and researcher with al-Jazeera on Middle Eastern affairs. Having extensive knowledge of Arab culture and the political, social and economic landscape, Julian has lived in Egypt, Syria and Qatar.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Increased politicisation of the hijab

    • Julian Madsen
    • 27 February 2007
    1 Comment

    Heated disputes arose in Egypt late last year following comments by the Culture Minister Farouk Hosni that the rising number of Egyptian women wearing the Islamic headscarf or hijab was a "regressive" trend.

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  • RELIGION

    The battle of ideas within Islam

    • Julian Madsen
    • 13 November 2006
    6 Comments

    For many, the War on Terror equals a War against Islam. Yet there is a real battle of ideas within Islam that is rarely heard by the West.

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