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The controversial fatwa of the Muftī of the Republic, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘a, on the prohibition of full-figure statues has been the subject of heated debate in the Egyptian media recently.
Amid growing anger in the Muslim world over the controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, views have differed on whether it is the right time for Muslims to enter into dialogue with Denmark on freedom of expression and respect for religions. This press review highlights the opinions of two...
Many argue that President Mubārak’s decision to abolish the law allowing the imprisonment of journalists in Egypt is a positive step on the way to securing freedom of the press and freedom of expression.
During last Thursday’s meeting of the Islamic Research Academy [http://www.isra.org.uk/], the grand imām of the Azhar, Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, revealed an initiative to form an interfaith dialogue committee affiliated to the academy.
In response to the offensive cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, first published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September 2005, moderate Egyptian preacher, ‘Amr Khālid has revealed an initiative to engage in dialogue with Danish youth and intellectuals in a bid to find common...
Muslim cleric Mustafa Kāmil, otherwise known as Abu Hamza al-Misrī, was sentenced by the Old Bailey Tuesday to seven years in jail after being found guilty of soliciting murder and inciting racial hatred during sermons to his followers.
In the aftermath of violence and arson attacks that swept a number of French suburbs, French authorities have imposed curfew in a bid to curb riots and to restore public order.


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