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Islamic preacher Yūsuf al-Badrī sparked extreme discontent in literary and cultural circles after his remarks in a TV show a couple of days ago in which he called for destroying “all statues and idols in Egypt as a religious duty over fears people might return to paganism”.
 Jābir ‘Asfūr wrote an opinion piece in al-Ahrām calling for the rooting of the concept of a civil state. He continues that Egyptian intellectuals resorted to the civil state after seeing what the political Islam groups have done in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. 
A committee of intellectuals and religious scholars has been formed by Grand Imam of the Azhar, Doctor Ahmad al-Tayyib, to discuss the issue of the representation of the prophets in cinema, in response to the recent film, ‘Noah’. 
Minister of Culture, Jābbir ‘Asfūr,  criticized the position of the Azhar on the movie Noah. He stated that he shall not follow nor is he committed to the opinion of the Azhar.
Spokesman of President Mursī, Dr. Yāsir ꞌAlī, yesterday commented on statements delivered by President Mursī on Egyptian Christians describing them as “minorities”. Accusing media of delivering false reports, ꞌAlī argued that media have taken President Mursī’s statements out of context and that the...
Upon celebrating the Christmas Mass on January 7 and receiving the congratulatory wishes extended by Egyptian public personalities, Pope Tawadros II left to Saint Bishoy Monastery (Dayr al-Anbā Bīshūy) in Wādī al-Natrūn. According to a Church source, the Pope is reviving the weekly sermon tradition...
The depiction of prophets in Islam: a controversy generated every time a film production wants to screen their biographies.  The debate was raised again, yesterday, following the statements of Dr. Jābir `Aṣfūr, Egypt's former Minister of Culture, claiming that "Al-Azhar has no right to reject films...
Researcher Islām Biḥayrī described discussions about reconciliation with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood as “the crisis of all crises,” from which Egypt and the surrounding region would not recover again. In a long interview with al-Dustūr, Biḥayrī said: the Brotherhood got a proper chance to...
Egypt's Minister of Culture, Helmī al-Namnam said that the National Center for Translation, alongside the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, which is one of the most important cultural institutions in Egypt and in the Arab World, was established 20 years ago. He said that he was “pleased of the presence of a...
In a forum held on “Intellectual Encounter” in the main hall of Cairo's International Book Fair, Dr. Jāber `Asfūr, Egypt's former minister of tourism, said that the detention of Islām al-Beheiry and Fātma Nā`ūt are but indicators for Egypt's need for an awakening, which, according to him, will soon...

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