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The following presents a response from a number of Dutch organizations regarding Geert Wilders’ film ’Fitna,’ stressing their rejection thereof and the fact that this film represents the mindset of only a minimal percentage of the Dutch population.
Baheb al-Sima triggered a debate on the Church’s role in supervising artistic material. While clergymen demanded that the Church be consulted on works relating to religion in any way, representatives of the Censorship Authorities rejected the role of religious institutions, whether they represent...
A critique of the strict censoring of religious films maintained by the Azhar. The authors warn of similar rigidity by the church.
The recent decision of the People’s Assembly to ban ‘The Da Vinci Code’ has provoked considerable controversy amongst Egyptian intellectuals, dividing opinions between those who defended the movie on grounds of freedom of expression and those who condemned it as blasphemous and misleading.
The Egyptian parliament yesterday debated the movie, ‘The Da Vinci Code’ at the request of several Coptic members, who demanded a ban on both the movie and the book for being blasphemous to Jesus Christ. The Egyptian minister of culture, Dr. Fārouq Husnī, vowed to ban the movie and to pull the...
Rose El-Youssef created a special file on extremism and terrorism. The file discusses cassette tapes that degrade women in Egyptian society, the fact that some lawyers looking for fame collaborate with extremists, that some scholars oppose scholarly development and that terrorists have turned to...
The Jewish complaints about the film “The Passion of Christ” have changed the dispute from a historical dispute to a political dispute. No doubt the film will increase the feelings of racism against the Jews, like the leaders of the Jewish American organizations said, especially since it coincides...
The Azhar issued a fatwa via the Islamic Research Institute rendering haram touching the sanctity of prophets on the TV screen or cinema or even in caricature drawings. Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin, a Muslim scholar, said that the part of “The Passion of the Christ,” where the Jews tried kill Christ is...
Journalists have called upon the government and the People’s Assembly to move forward in endorsing the legislative reforms necessary to make President Mubarak fulfill his promise to cancel prison sentences for publication crimes. They warned that attempting to not fulfill the president’s promise...
Ahmed Omar Hashim accused an Egyptian TV serial of doing harm to Muslim scholars.

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