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al-Sayyida Zaynab Mosque becomes the first mosque to be closed in Egypt as part of the pre-emptive measures to limit the spread of the Corona virus. The Minister of Endowments, Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah, decided to close the mosque until schools and universities open again. 
A video circulated on social media showed a Chinese tourist facing racism on the streets of Cairo. A taxi driver had suspected that the tourist was infected with the Coronavirus and subsequently told the tourist to leave the car. Following this, other drivers who were passing by bullied the tourist...
In the village of Jaʿawīr, the center of Mallawī in al-Minyā governorate, cooler heads prevailed in containing a sectarian crisis that would have spread if not for the culture of love and pluralism among the people in the village and rapid security intervention.  The source of the anger was an...
Bishop Aghāthūn, bishop of Maghāgha and al-ʿIdwah for Orthodox Copts announced the launching of a campaign on Facebook to fight what he described as false church teachings, innovation, modern heresies, and widespread misconceptions in several places through different means and channels.  All of...
The Egyptian Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) categorically condemned the governmental State Information Service for pulling the press credentials of the British newspaper “The Guardian” and warning a reporter from the American newspaper “The New York Times” in Egypt.  The...
Is the Coronavirus mentioned in the Qur’an?  The Coronavirus is headed towards hitting the world and making thousands victim to it.  Its infection has spread to most countries, and some people have employed verses of the Qur’an according to their desires. 
Portuguese Cartoonist Vasco Gargalo has been subjected to an Israeli campaign accusing him of anti-Semitism and demanding that he be dismissed, because of a caricature in solidarity with Palestine.  This caricature coincided with the publishing of the American plan known as “the Deal of the Century...
The National Council for Women wrote an official complaint to Google administrators asking them to take down the music video “Salmonella” by the singer Tamīm. In the complaint, the Council points out that the song contains disrespectful language to women, undermines their rights, and openly incites...
The city of al-Manṣūrah in Egypt’s Delta witnessed a mass sexual harassment of two girls, coinciding with the release of a song by Egyptian artist Tamīm Yūnis, which some believe incites more violence against women.  The incident happened on New Year’s Eve, and a shocking video published on social...
The prominent Iraqi religious leader Muqtadā al-Ṣadr was criticised by Iraqi commentators for his inconsistent positions in relation to the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the leader of the Iranian al-Quds brigades.  In the comments Muqtadā al-Ṣadr was described as a follower to the Iranian orders and...

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