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Egyptian student given prison sentence for atheist Facebook posts

  /  February 17, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  7 Comments

Suez Canal University President personally filed legal case against student Sherif Gaber, who claims he was tortured in custody

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Court postpones ‘Shi’a lynching’ case to 10 February

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Defendants are charged with killing Shi’a cleric Hassan Shehata and three others

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Egypt to attend London summit on strategies to defeat ISIS

  /  January 21, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Foreign ministry says it wants to ‘counter the negative image of Islam’ internationally

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Al-Azhar blasts West for ‘double standards’ on freedom of speech

  /  January 19, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Western leaders alleged to welcome “terrorists” in march against terrorist attacks, and to decry anti-Semitism while allowing Islamophobia

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Let’s not fool ourselves – The roots of terrorism extend beyond Islam

  /  January 18, 2015  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Mohammed Nosseir After committing their deadly crimes, terrorists often leave a message that Islam or the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) is the motive behind their crimes. Scholars logically follow this lead, digging deeper into the read the rest…

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HRW criticises Egypt’s ‘persecution’ of atheists following blasphemy prison sentence

  /  January 13, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Idku court verdict made international headlines in what the rights group calls part of a “coordinated government crackdown on perceived atheists”

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Al-Sisi discusses Israeli-Palestinian conflict with Tony Blair

  /  January 12, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

President also meets Jewish Congress president, a businessman and one of the biggest sponsors of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

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Egyptian court sentences man to 3 years in prison following declaration of atheism

  /  January 11, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Father of defendant supports court case against son for insulting religion

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Hebdo and Islam: Extreme dichotomies

  /  January 9, 2015  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

While most onlookers, in the international scene, stand horrfied by the appearance of a jihadist fog bank in a European capital, Paris, the reality is more complex; indeed, potentially, more sinister

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Writer Fatma Naoot faces ‘contempt of religion’ trial

  /  December 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The case is related to comments columnist made ahead of Eid Al-Adha

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The return of the caliphate: between Islam and politics

  /  December 8, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

ISIS is obsessed with the myth of the Mehdi, and is preparing for his reign, claim AUC professors

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Dar Al-Ifta details ISIS’ violations against women

  /  December 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

A report by an observatory in Dar Al-Ifta says ISIS is “unusual” when it comes to the role of women in takfiri terrorist organisations

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Retribution outside the realm of law is ‘not permissible': Dar Al-Ifta

  /  December 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The institution responsible for issuing fatwas says religious scholars unanimously view this as forbidden

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2 army officers killed, 3 conscripts injured in drive-by shootings

  /  November 28, 2014  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

Security forces gear as several Islamist movements vow to stage “Muslim Youth Uprising”

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Endowments ministry amends upcoming Friday prayer speech

  /  November 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The speech will be unified across the country’s registered mosques

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Integrating prayers in psychological practices improves well-being: Study

  /  November 12, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Research emphasises improved sense of psychological well-being after prayer

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Tanta receives 3 million visitors participating in Moulid Al-Sayed Al-Badawy festival

  /  October 21, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

  By Mohamed Abel Monsef and Ahmed Salama Three million people visited Tanta, capital of the Gharbia governorate, to participate in celebrations of the Moulid Al-Sayed Al-Badawy, a carnival that celebrates the birthday of a read the rest…

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Dar Al-Ifta condemns American satirist’s comments on Islam

  /  October 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Bill Maher and co-host Sam Harris referred to Islam as “the mother lode of bad ideas” which lacks “liberal principals”

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An inconvenient war

  /  September 23, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Ahmed El-Ashram I look around and I see an unprecedented level of despair in the eyes of many friends; an overt level of frustration of how their lives have unluckily coincided with the mishappenings read the rest…

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Criminal acts distort the image of Islam: Grand Mufti’s consultant

  /  September 9, 2014  /  interviews  /  No Comments

Ibrahim Nigm criticises foreign media rhetoric on religion

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Egyptian government serves political Islam: EIPR

  /  August 31, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Official Islamic scholars aim to face extremist thought, but state uses authoritarian grip against those defying religious discourse, says human rights organisation

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The MB, AQ, ISIS and Al-Azhar’s crisis

  /  August 30, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Mohamed Selim The unfortunate daily events that are unfolding in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia and Libya, are prompting the question: when will the entire region fall into the hands of radical Islamists? The read the rest…

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The Egyptian state: ‘The only leader’

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

State policy in managing mosques presumes Muslim unity on ‘the official Islam of the state’, according to study

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The Neo-Jihadist phenomenon: Contesting old depictions

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

With the rise of Jihadist rhetoric in the Middle East, Egypt’s cinematic depictions of the terrorist character remain controversial

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High-profile Jihadist trial postponed

  /  July 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The defendant, Mohamed al-Zawahiri, a high-ranking leader of militant group Al-Salafeya Al-Jihadeya is charged with “endangering national security”

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Economic success can be achieved in 2 years, with ‘sacrifice’ by Egyptian people: Al-Sisi

  /  July 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

On the first anniversary of the 30 June uprising, the newly appointed president discusses state of economy, pledges to “correct religious discourse”

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Convicted journalist appealing prison sentence: Lawyer

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Journalist is charged with inciting sectarian strife and reporting false news

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Iran president visits Turkey hoping to fix troubled ties

  /  June 9, 2014  /  Politics  /  53 Comments

Rouhani will meet his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, where the powerful neighbours are expected to discuss security concerns as well as trade opportunities.

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Bomb attacks on Kurd party kill 17 in latest Iraq unrest

  /  June 8, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  74 Comments

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, though suicide bombings are a tactic mainly employed by Sunni Muslim militants in Iraq.

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Suicide bomber kills three at Libya ex-general base

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Ex-general Khalifa Haftar was in the base at the time but escaped unharmed.

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