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“To my siblings – I tried to find redemption and failed, forgive me. To my friends – the experience [journey] was harsh and I am too weak to resist it, forgive me. To the world – you were cruel to a great extent, but I forgive.” With these few words the queer activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī]...
Italian intern Erica Canova interned between June 11 and July 20, 2019. Erica obtained her Bachelor of Philosophy and Human Sciences (with honours) at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in 2018. Earlier, in 2017, she received a merit award for the best students at university. Erica has a great...
Preface by Cornelis Hulsman: In 1997 I started making press overviews on issues related to Muslim-Christian relations and founded the Religious News Service from the Arab World which later was renamed Arab-West Report. Between June 13, 1997 and July 11, 1998 I collected articles from al-Muslimoon...
In an interview hosted by Ṣada al-Balad, Dr. Rev. Andrīyya Zakī of the Coptic Evangelical Church declared that marriage of homosexual has no theological grounds, and cannot be therefore accepted by the Church, stressing that the Church does not close her door to anyone.
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, said that human rights in the western world are not concerned with the directives of religion, of ḥalāl and ḥarām, but rather, to completely remove religion from any area of life. Among these rights is homosexuality, for which the Grand Imam emphasizes...
Pope Shenouda decides more reasons for divorce according the Coptic Church teachings.  Pope Shenouda of Alexandria settled the debate about homosexuality considering it adultery and a reason for divorce. He also stated that marriage between Coptic young men and foreign women to get a travel...
In the light of al-Ghad’s publication of the "offensive" supplement which attacked the Prophet Muhammad’s companions and wife, the author of the article stresses the need for a consistent application of the law which criminalizes insulting religions.
The author comments on the US interference in Egyptian domestic affairs. For example, the case of Saad Eddin Ibrahim, homosexuals, female genital mutilation, Coptic problems and human rights issues.
Some foreign organizations that advocate freedom of individuals to be homosexual have increased pressure on Egypt to recognize gay rights, regardless of how applicable this idea is to different societies. Human rights organizations in Egypt have reaffirmed the Egyptian society’s conservative...
Some human rights organizations believe that the Egyptian government violated the rights of a group of Egyptian youth who were practicing homosexual relationships. The objection displayed by these human rights organizations raises critical issues that result from cultural differences within the...

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