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A video circulated on social media showed a Chinese tourist facing racism on the streets of Cairo. A taxi driver had suspected that the tourist was infected with the Coronavirus and subsequently told the tourist to leave the car. Following this, other drivers who were passing by bullied the tourist...
Dr. ʿIssām Aḥmad al-Bashīr, prominent leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Sudan, was asked in an interview about the nature of the nation-state in Islam.  Is it religious or civil?  He responded saying, “The nation-state in Islam is civil with Islamic authority as Shaykh Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī says...
The Supreme Administrative Court has issued a final ruling banning a teacher from his profession after he was convicted of sexually harassing primary school children in Alexandria governorate. Women’s rights activists, such as Mājda ʿAdlī one of the founders of al-Nadīm center for Rehabilitation of...
In this article, the author reflects on how Islamists at a recent summit in Kuala Lumpur are focusing their efforts around the concept of “thinking about the Muslim Nation” [al-tafkīr bil-umma].  The author discusses the dangers of such a policy as enacted in Sudan and highlights the contradictions...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights criticised Egyptian security forces after the latter had prevented 4000 Coptic Christians from performing the New Year’s prayer in a building in Fāw Baḥarī village. The Christians of the village, which lies in Dishnā (Qinā governorate) in the south of...
In this op-ed, the author analyzes two important facets of the United States’ assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad.  First, he looks at the figure of Soleimani as not only a skilled, interpersonal general but also the power he had within the Iranian regime and his future...
Egyptian women experience different kinds of violence and recently the violations against female human rights activists and women’s rights defenders have increased. According to the organisation, Nazra for Feminist Studies, the violations against women in Egypt are increasing. These violations...
On Monday an Egyptian court ruled in favour of Hudā Naṣr Allāh, a lawyer who had demanded to inherit the same share as her brothers. This historic ruling was praised by many human rights defenders, Copts and women. The human rights lawyer Hudā Naṣr Allāh wrote on her Facebook page, “Finally a...
The newspaper “Mada Masr” [Madā Miṣr] said that unidentified security officers wearing civilian clothes arrested Shādī Zalaṭ, a journalist working for the newspaper, at his home early Saturday morning.  His arrest came days after he published an article about the new assignment to Russia given to...
On Sunday the Unites States Commission on International Religious Freedom expressed its strong concerns about the arrest of the Coptic activist Rāmī Kāmil and a recent campaign of repression that targeted activists and journalists.

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