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The article discusses the phenomenon of veiled and bearded students [Islamists] at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Christian students asked to have a church on campus just as Muslim students now have a mosque. However, the administration of the university made it clear that it does not want...
The American University in Cairo has put a strange condition on its admissions application: Any girl who applies to AUC cannot wear the niqab and must accept all university policy. The application also requires the student or her parents to sign a vow that she will not wear anything that covers her...
The American University in Cairo put a condition on its application that prospective female students should not wear the niqab or the face cover. Deputies in the Egyptian parliament, including the Muslim Brotherhood deputies, submitted a request of information to Dr. Moufid Shihab, the minister of...
The administration of the American University in Cairo (AUC) prevented a female researcher wearing the niqap from entering the University. The researcher brought an action against the university. The court ordered the annulling of the university’s decision. However, the legal affairs official in...
The administration of the American University in Cairo prevented veiled female students from entering the university. The administration said that the reason for this prevention was that the university is a scientific place and this decision has nothing to do with the freedoms of religions.
The American University in Cairo warned a student she may be dismissed after she decided to wear the niqab and they prevented her from attending her classes. The student said that the administration of the University did not try to find a midway solution with her and just took this arbitrary...
Last Wednesday, the AUC declared a beginning was made with the funding of a Coptic studies course. The dean of the AUC talked about the role of the University in establishing the value of culture and civilization in the spirits of the students.
Outraged Lebanese students held a sit-in in Beirut on July 20 to protest Egypt’s banning of the classic book "The Prophet" by the late Lebanese-American author Gibran Khalil Gibran. One week later, AFP reported (erroneously according to the Office of the Censor) that information Minister Safwat...
In response to a spate of articles in the British media alleging that censorship has banned more than 90 books in Egypt, Minister of Information Safwat El-Sherif has dismissed such reports as "sheer fabrication with no basis of truth." British media charged that this included the book " The Prophet...
Declaring oneself a prophet is not allowed in a Muslim country. Ali Said Mohammed was detained. Muhammad was the second "false prophet" arrested in Egypt in less than one year. In April 1998, Egyptian authorities detained Bahaa Eddin Ahmed and 29 suspected members his cult.

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