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Dr. Sūzi Nāshed, member of the Egyptian Parliament's Committee of Legislative and Constitutional Affairs, has criticized statements made by the Salafi preacher, `Abd al- Mon`em al-Shahhāt, considering such statements a form of contempt of religion.  
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,...
`Abd al-Majīd Jāber, founder of Egypt's Protection Front, called for the enactment of the law on contempt for women and the reestablishment the articles of the Constitution relating to the protection of women from all forms of physical and verbal violence. He stressed that all religious doctrines...
Austria saw a sharp rise in xenophobia in 2014 as was witnessed in the rise in reports of right-wing extremist crimes throughout the country. In addition to the rate of xenophobic feelings rising by 82% , the rate of anti-Semitic feelings rose by 57% while the rate of Islamophobia rose to 42% over...
The Egyptian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a detained blogger who has been on hunger strike for over a month, Amnesty International said today. The health of twenty-five year-old Maikel Nabil Sanad, who has been on hunger strike since 23 August, has greatly deteriorated...
A number of Alexandria lawyers filed a report against Shaykh Hātim Farīd, the imām of al-Qā'id Ibrāhīm Mosque in Alexandria, for wishing death upon liberals and secularists while leading prayers on August 24, 2011. The offended people said that the Shaykh used the mosque pulpit to present his...
Muhammad al-Dusūqī Rushdī writes that the dangers of the counter-revolution lies in the salafīyah main-stream, which intimidates people. He added that nothing is more dangerous than the words of Shaykh Muhammad Husayn Ya'cūb who perceived the referendum as an invasion won by the Muslims against...
 AWR's managing director Hānī Labīb analyzes a paper that was distributed by salafīs downtown Cairo, protesting the alleged imprisonment of Kāmīliyā Shihātah, the wife of a priest who alegedly wanted to convert to Islam for divorce reasons.    
Mustafá talks about Shaykh Qaradāwī’s controversial comments on Shiites during a television interview, saying that they should not live amongst Sunnīs. He says that the danger in Qaradāwī’s remarks lies in his huge influence on the Islamic world. Mustafá also says that Qaradāwī’s comments on the...
This article outlines a number of different discriminatory statements and issues brought up against Copts in Egypt. Firstly are the statements made by Mohamed Abbas who recently said that Copts are coddled by the Egyptian government and are treated better than Muslims when both are in prison. He...

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