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The American TIME magazine chose the writer Dr. Nawāl al-Sa’dāwī in its list of “100 women of the year.” The list of the most influential women over the last 100 years was compiled to coincide with International Women’s Day. The magazine explained that al-Sa’dāwī was chosen due to her militancy in...
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,...
A prominent author in Egypt has been sentenced to three years in prison for contempt of religion.
Egyptian writer and journalist, Ahmad Nāji, was brought to court Saturday, where he faces trial for writing an article obtaining “obscene sexual content”, as many express solidarity with the writer.
Should the One Thousand and One Nights be banned? A Cairo conference debates the issue. A number of Lawyers submitted a request to have the latest edition of the Thousand and One Nights banned because they viewed it as immoral. Intellectuals and cultural figures rally against this ban, upset by the...
Al-Dustūr interviews Dr. ‘Abd al-Sabūr Shāhīn who talks about the truth behind accusing Dr. Nasr Abū Zayd of apostasy.
At a gathering at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Arab writers denounce censorship and restriction of freedom of expression.
‘Abd al-Wahāb ‘Īsá writes about the fatwá issued by Dār al-Iftā’ accusing Dr. Sayyid al-Qimnī of apostasy.
In response to a question regarding Sayyid al-Qimnīreceiving the State Award, Dār al-Iftā’ prohibits honoring whoever attacks Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.
In spite of the bitter controversy created by Sayyid al-Qimnī’s honoring, some people have expressed their admiration for his ideas. Al-Qimnī expresses his views, and comments on issues related to freedom of expression and sectarianism in Egypt.

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