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Background: Yūsuf Shāhīn, born on (25.1.1926–27.7.2008), was a prominent Coptic Christian film director and was active in the Egyptian film industry from the 1950s until his death on July 27, 2008. He is best known for controversial themes present in his movies and the legal issues he had regarding...
Background: Al-Muhājir (translation: the Immigrant, common spelling: El Muhager), a film by the Coptic Christian film director Yūsuf Shāhīn, caused uproar when it screened in Egyptian cinemas, especially as it had not been prevented by authorities after Islamists sued the film and its crew. Yūsuf...
Background:  Tūjān al-Faīṣal, the first female member of the Jordanian parliament, is being interviewed and talks about her background, the effects that the Israeli-Jordan peace treaty has on Jordan politics and democracy, pluralism and the role of intelligence in Jordan, legal and judicial...
Member of Parliament and Islam Scholar, Dr. Āmna Nūssair, called for the annulment of the  law on Contempt Of Religion, noting that she refuses the proposal of the Minister of Legal Affairs, Majdīal-`Agātī to toughen the law's penalties.
Background: Dr. Naṣr Ḥāmid Abū Zayd (10.7.1943–5.7.2010) was an Egyptian Qurʾānic thinker and scholar. He is famous for his contextual interpretations of the Qurʾān, which sparked a lot of controversy amongst fundamentalist Islamic thinkers. In May 1992, Abū Zayd was in a position to get a...
Background: The Muslim Brotherhood (al-Ikhwān al-Muslimīn) is an international Sunni Islamist group founded by Ḥasan al-Bannā in 1928. Although, originally the movement claimed to be against violence, it has been accused of many alleged terrorist attacks, and is banned in Egypt as well as...
In an aired phone call during the TV program 90 Minutes broadcast on Al-Mehwar Channel, counselor Ahmad Helmi al-Sharīf, head of Al-Mu'tamar Party, said that the Egyptian Parliament is drafting a law that requires the national-ID number as authentication of facebook and twitter accounts. During the...
Flemming Rose is a Danish journalist, author and since 2010 foreign affairs editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. As culture editor of the same newspaper, he was responsible for the September 2005 publication of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons that led to huge controversy early the...
Former President Muhammad Morsi, as well as more than 100 others, received the death sentence for escaping prison during the 25 of January Revolution in 2011. The decision came after rapid mass trials which the United Nations described as “unprecedented in modern history.” Amnesty International...
The book publisher Dār al-Tanwīr released a report explaining the controversy surrounding the book “Freedom Walls” written by Doctor Sumīr Mahmūd. Alexandria’s Attorney General’s Office confiscated copies of the book last July in order to review and confirm that it does not contain material...

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