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On Wednesday, Egypt’s Supreme Media Regulatory Council filed a lawsuit to the Attorney-General requesting the investigation of al-Maqāl newspaper editor-in-chief, Ibrahīm `Īsa, for six articles published by the latter.
10 were killed and 11 wounded in a car bomb attack on a security checkpoint in al-ʿArīsh [al-Arish], North Sinai. This information was provided by medical sources. The attack was followed by a clash with automatic weapons, which led to the wounding of 10 policemen and 10 civilians. Furthermore, one...
Egyptian authorities released on Sunday human rights activist Mālek `Adlī and journalist Badr. Charges filed against `Adlī on 'dissemination of false information' and 'affiliation to an illegal organization' were dropped, whereas, Badr, who faces the same charges, still has to be tried.  
Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, Grand Imam and Shaikh of Al-Azhar Institution, said that “The Qūr'ān did not specify a punishment for those who enter Islam and later renounces it, but there are ahādith permitting the killing of a person who has renounced Islam, hence becoming a threat to his own self and to...
The case of Dr. Nasr Hāmed Abu Zaid will remain a salient example of contempt of religion in the 90s of last century. Professor Nasr Hāmed Abu Zaid, one of the leading liberal theologians in Islam, while not denying that the Qūr'ān was of divine origin, he argued that it was a "cultural product"...
Egypt's Parliament Member, Muhammad Mohie, said that the contempt of religions law has not prevented sectarian strife, pointing out that Egypt lived for many years without it, especially that there are current issues like that of Islām al-Bahiri, Ahmād Nāgī, and Fatima Na`ūt. According to the MP,...
The Copts of the United Arab Republic Of Egypt Front condemned the court verdict that sentenced three Coptic minors on charges of contempt of Islam. The Front described the verdict as 'wrongful' and 'a dishonor to the June 30 Revolution'.
The Arabic Network For Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemned the detention of Egyptian activist Mustafa `Abd Al-Nabī for allegedly defaming religions and vilifying divine entity on his facebook time line.
Commenting on the detention of Islam researcher, Islām Al-Beheirī who is charged for contempt of religion, Egypt's Grand Mufti, Dr. Shawqī `Allām, said: “Freedom of thought is part of Islam; however it is not an absolute freedom.”
Would hundreds of books and tens of thousands of theses criticizing Islamic, its history, and its narratives affect the faith of Muslims? And would hundreds of books and tens of thousands of theses criticizing Orthodoxy of the Christian faith and its theology affect the faith of Egyptian Christians...
Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī was born in Kafr Tahlah in Egypt's Delta, in 1931. Arab Women's Solidarity Association (AWSA) which was headed by al-Saʿdāwī  came to existence as an international non-profit organization that aims at promoting Arab women's active participation in social, economic, cultural, and...
Coptic activist Mīlād Ḥannā was born in June 1924 and is the co-founder of the left-wing opposition party al-Tajammuʿ Party. Ḥannā said that he could have easily been a minister if he had chosen to do some lip-service to President Mubārak; however, the fact that he has criticized the government on...
Michael Munīr was born in 1968 in Egypt in Abu Qurqas near Minia to a Coptic Catholic family even though he today considers himself Coptic Orthodox. Munīr refers to his life in Egypt as a member of an oppressed Christian minority without religious freedom, citing this as his reason to emigrate to...
This biography focuses on the Islamic viewpoints of Āḥmad al-Ṭayyib; how he argues from an Islamic perspective and does not attempt to see the world through the eyes of non-Muslims. He strives to represent Islam in the best possible light, talking about it in a very positive way and accordingly...
 Israeli newspaper, Jewish Journal, drew attention to a report published by Amnesty International on World Press Freedom Day confirming that there are at least 18 journalists being detained in Egyptian prisons only because they are journalists. The report asserts, “if anyone challenges the...
An American report drew attention to the deteriorating state of religious freedom in Egypt since the election of President Sīsī while conceding that he was by far a better alternative to the Muslim Brotherhood. The report went on to praise the tone of religious tolerance that President Sīsī adopted...
The Bani Mazār Court will deliver the verdict in the trial of four Coptic Christian students charged with contempt of religion on 25 February.
Egypt’s deep state is a bureaucratic theocracy. This network forms the infrastructure of the official government. It is accountable to the doctrines put forth by the powerful Islamic clerics of Al-Ahzar Institute. The religion of Islam, when merged with the state, can better exert Allah’s powerful...
A prominent author in Egypt has been sentenced to three years in prison for contempt of religion.
According to the U.S. Breitbart Online newspaper, leaders of Egypt's Coptic Christian community called for the abolition of an “exploitative” blasphemy law, but praised President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi for saving them from the oppression of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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