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The "Hatred" Law proposed by al-Azhar during Laylat al-Qadr [religious celebration during Ramadan commemorating the revelation of the Qur’an] was met by angry reaction from many MPs and politicians
When the Muslim Brotherhood came to rule Egypt in the wake of the January 25 Revolution, the now banned Organization did not seek any backing, challenging all the state’s institutions as it believed that its popularity would be powerful enough to back its agenda. However, this popularity proved to...
  At the same time that Egypt exited world rankings in the quality of education, there were voices calling for the need to merge al-Azhar and the public education [systems] together.
Two months ago, the Council of Governors at the Egyptian government issued a decision to stop building new Azharite Institutes, stop building civil mosques and demolish mosques built without license. This caused angry reactions among the Egyptian public. Eighteen deputies at the People’s Assembly,...
[Also in Al-Osbua and Al-Athnain of the same date] The parliament witnessed a heated session with Dr. Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, sheik of the Azhar mosque, who fiercely attacked those who insult the Azhar and opposing his plan of reform.
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