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The final statement issued by the International Symposium, which concluded in Fez, called for the United Nations to adopt a law criminalizing hate speech against the three monotheistic religions, similar to the anti-Semitism laws.
Egyptian intellectuals and thinkers criticized the anti-hate draft law submitted by Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Shaykh of Al-Azhar, to the Presidency, after it has been endorsed by the scholars of Egypt's oldest religious institution.
Egyptian political activist and blogger Michael Nabīl, who spent 302 days before SCAF pardoned him on the first anniversary of the January 25, 2011 revolution, said he spent very long times in solitary confinement.   “Even if I was allowed mingling with other prisoners, they are strictly ordered...
Councilor Muhammad `Abd al-Na`īm, President of the National Organization for Human Rights (NOHR) has called on Shaikh Ahmad al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, to review and waive the lawsuit the latter had filed against journalist Mahmūd Mūsallam, editor-in-chief of al-Watan newspaper, and the...
National unity is one of the pillars of Egypt, its development and progress. It is a clear indication of the cohesion of this people with its leadership. The national unity shows us the story of societal cohesion from our ancestors to the present day. According to the meaning of the term "blasphemy...
Lawyer of al-Haq Organization for Human Rights, `Amrū `Abd al-Salām has filed a lawsuit against the priest, Fr. Makārī Yūnān of the St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo, accusing him of contempt of Islam and disturbing public peace.
The Būlāq Abū al-'Ilā Court of Misdemeanor starts on Saturday (January 14) the first session in the trial of Coptic businessman Najīb Sawirus on charges of disdaining religion. The public prosecution had pressed charges against Sawirus that he deliberately slandered Islam and improperly made fun of...
Egypt's Youth Church Council called on President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi to pardon journalist and writer, Fatima Na`ūt, Islam scholar and expert, Islām al-Beheirī, as well as the four minors accused of contempt of religion in Minya.
The case of Dr. Nasr Hāmed Abu Zaid will remain a salient example of contempt of religion in the 90s of last century. Professor Nasr Hāmed Abu Zaid, one of the leading liberal theologians in Islam, while not denying that the Qūr'ān was of divine origin, he argued that it was a "cultural product"...
Egypt's Parliament Member, Muhammad Mohie, said that the contempt of religions law has not prevented sectarian strife, pointing out that Egypt lived for many years without it, especially that there are current issues like that of Islām al-Bahiri, Ahmād Nāgī, and Fatima Na`ūt. According to the MP,...

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