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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.
A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood and controversial Islamic figure, Dr. ‘Abd al-Sabūr Shāhīn discusses various political, religious and social issues. He denies any discrimination against Copts and accuses the U.S. of inciting Copts against Muslims.
The conference on "The freedom of expression of public opinion" started yesterday in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Participants in the conference will discuss a number of research papers about the freedom of expression, publishing rights, and censorship on public opinion and future challenges facing...
Signs of a new crisis have jumped to the front of the cultural arena in Egypt and have revived the scenario of confrontation between the Azhar institutions and liberal intellectuals. The most bizarre incident is the banning of Nawal Al-Sa'adawi's "Soqout Al-Imam" [The Fall of the Imam] that was...
The article gives the text of an interview that Ali al-Atasi had with Dr. Nasr Hamid Abū Zeid and that was published on the internet. Abū Zeid explains his way of thinking and his research. The paper publishes this interview following the banning of Abū Zeid’s book ?Discourse and Interpretation,”...
Many of the issues considered as belonging to the proven and known in Islām can change according to time and circumstances. What some think as protection from foreign danger is really a restriction of development that gives one group of clergymen the authority to control the beliefs and...
Nawal al- Sa’adawi started defending herself against the apostasy charges directed at her. She issued a statement in which she criticized the defamation campaign launched against her by a weekly paper. It was reported that she backed down on her decision to confront Mohammed Hassan al-Alfi,...
Lawyer Nabeeh al-Wahish introduced a notification against Dr. Nawal al- Sa’adawi, in which he accused her of dispising Islām and transgressing moralities. The Muftī, Dr. Nasr Farid Wasel, said that he would not comment on al-Wahish’s notification until al-Sa’adawi stands before the court. If...

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