|ARAB WEST REPORT|
Egyptian military intelligence on Sunday detained an investigative journalist who is also the founder of Egypt's premier human rights group on charges of publishing false news, raising alarms about attempts to suppress domestic dissent as the government grapples with questions about the crash of a Russian passenger jet.
To start with, it is beyond doubt that the Egyptian government has its flaws in managing the economy, its overflowing and corrupt bureaucracy, and its lack of respect for human rights. But things have come to a point where the western media needs to be put in its proper place.
The grand imam of Al-Azhar, Shaikh Ahmad al-Tayeb, said that the Islamic body rejects what he described as ongoing efforts to convert Sunni young people to Shī`ism.
When Jon Stewart appeared on Bāsem Yūsuf's satirical news Al Bernāmeg in 2013, he told his Egyptian host that satire “doesn't get me into the kind of trouble it gets you into.”
U. S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Chairman Robert P. George said that the religious situation in Egypt has “complicated' over the past year, although President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi made 'noteworthy' statements to urge religious reform.