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A critique of the strict censoring of religious films maintained by the Azhar. The authors warn of similar rigidity by the church.
Egyptian newspapers present mixed reactions to Pope Benedict’s "apology" for comments he made earlier this month on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. In light of the already tense atmosphere in the Muslim world, a Berlin opera company canceled Mozart’s ’Idomeneo’ for fear of protest over...
This article discusses the sequestration of foreign newspapers in Egypt, in the light of the decision to ban three foreign newspapers accused of offending Islam.
SAT7 is also only concerned with broadcasting Christian material, but a number of famous Coptic artists have refused to have any relation whatsoever with the channel.
Analysis of the Denmark cartoons issue by Dr. Hasan Muhammad Wajīh, expert of linguistics of negotiation and cross-cultural communication at the Azhar University and moderator of the April 15, 2006 discussion at El-Sawy Culture Wheel on ‘Freedom of expression and respect for the other. How to...
A lawyer raised a case to prevent the film "To make God love you" from being shown because the word "God" in the title was associated with a picture of a young man and two girls in an improper position. He tried to obtain a fatwa to support his legal case, by sending a complaint with the case...
Many argue that President Mubārak’s decision to abolish the law allowing the imprisonment of journalists in Egypt is a positive step on the way to securing freedom of the press and freedom of expression.
Many Editors-in-chief agree that if it were not for the censorship on their publications, they would have made better press. Is it really the censorship that led to the deterioration of newspapers and magazines?
Al-Arabi reprinted the text of an article by Dr. Naser Hamid Abu Zeid in the Lebanese magazine “Al-Adab” [literature], under the title “Censorship in Egypt.” It shows that there is a continuous censorship over Egyptian minds, starting with the press and ending with scientific research and artistic...
The author discusses the pleadings of Nobel laureate Najīb Mahfouz’s lawyer, who refuted charges of blasphemy pressed against the writer over his controversial novel Awlād Hāritnā.
The author says that Nobel laureate Najīb Mahfouz was sued for adding to the list of God’s Fairest Names. He added that the lawyer also demanded the separation of Mahfouz from his wife, like the case of Islamic thinker Dr. Nasr Hāmid Abu Zayd.
A supplement by independent newspaper Sawt al-Umma, January 30, 2006, reviewed three prohibited books. The first two books dealt with thorny issues in Islam and Christianity while the third one discussed sexual intercourse in very obscene details.
Khālid Bura‘ī presents a list of banned books in Egypt.
Nabīl Zakī believes that Egypt is now at a crossroads between a religious and a civil state.
The Azhar is imposing bans on books in Arabic and in English claiming that they contradict Islamic principles.
Head of the publishing department at the AUC, Nabīla ‘Aql, argues that the grand imām of the Azhar did not read the book he banned, Wahhabi Islam... From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad by American writer, Natana De Long-Bas, prior to issuing the ban.
A few days ago, the Grand Imām of the Azhar, Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī issued a decision barring 15,000 American books from the American University in Cairo.
The AUC has called on Grand Imām of the Azhar, Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, to back down on the decision to ban a book on Wahābī Islam in Egypt.
The Azhar has decided to ban a book on Islam taught at the American University in Cairo. The book, entitled "Wahabist Islam” is considered an attack Islam, contesting the validity of the Holy Qur’ān.
Radical Islamists have not only settled for censorship in their fight against intellectuals, but have issued fatwas, sentencing to death thinkers with whom they disagree. Intellectuals across the Muslim world have been attacked or assassinated in accordance with these fatwas.

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