Dr Fahmy Howeidy
Source of Influence: Media
Status: Featured in current year
Howeidy is one of the leading columnists in the Arab World. He writes for the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram, where he is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief; his articles, however, are syndicated to seven other Arabic publications. Howeidy is influential both through his popularity and the fact that he has highlighted issues concerning Muslim communities outside the Arab World in groundbreaking work on Chinese, Bosnian, and Senegalese Muslims, among others. Muslims appreciate and respond well to Howeidy’s use of Islam as a frame of reference in his articles.