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On a 40 minute Metro ride from New Marg station to Saad Zaghloul, trying to avoid the traffic jams across the city caused by anti- and pro-Morsy protests, the political discussions among the passengers are revealing. In Cairo’s underground system, in which every carriage is always stuffed with hundreds of average Egyptians, people are constantly …
Egyptian activist to spend three years in prison for questioning religion and role of clerics
Fear is what has made the apolitical stability-junkie stick his head above the parapet.
Concerns for minority religious groups after contentious article is included in proposed constitution
Defence lawyers argue prosecution evidence is faulty
Another TV anchor investigated, accused of “contempt of religion”
No other political group or movement has recieved the same attention or has had the same impact on Egyptian politics as the Muslim Brotherhood, since the ousting of Mubarak until now. The Brotherhood became an everyday reality for Egyptians. We wake up to the statements of its leaders, we follow the news of its significant …
Saber is ill treated and subjected to poor prison conditions
Abu Islam is the first Muslim to face charges of contempt of Christianity in Egypt.
Lately, Sufis have been one of the vital cards utilised in Egyptian parliamentary and presidential elections. Being supportive of the “civil state” camp and against political Islam added more to the long list of misconceptions about Sufis. Not only are they depicted as indulgers in folkloric celebrations, poetic recitals and religious chants, but also as allies of secularism, a precondition to be bashed by their rival religious group, the Salafis. Daily News Egypt explores the meaning of Sufism through the eyes of its adherents, the insightful explanations of some Sufi sheikhs about the long rivalry against Wahhabism and the current Sufi involvement in politics.
Election set for 29 October, final selection on 4 November.
Thursday marks the most important day, when all pilgrims assemble in the Arafat plain outside Mecca.
Religion has become the newest weapon of choice turning religious practice from a private habit into to a show of power.
The 25 January revolution gave everyone hope for change, and the Baha’i hope for acceptance.
A closer look at the massacre, and the unserved justice
Photo campaign gains hundreds of responses in one week
Hundreds could face the same treatment by the end of the year according to a human rights organisation
The long history of Jews in the Nile Valley
Abu Islam claims to be protecting the Islamic doctrine
Group to hold Tuesday press conference
Alber deprived of the visit due to mistake by prison officials
Church and rights groups angry at government’s inaction
In March 2011, blogger Maikel Nabil became the first prisoner of conscience in Egypt, post-revolution. He was arrested and detained on charges of spreading rumours about the armed forces and criticising the military in his blog posts. Nabil was tried in a military court and sentenced to three years in prison, but was released after …
Study to come out soon placing number at 6 to 7 per cent
Scientists discuss fighting contempt of religion
The manifesto outlines the party’s goals and principles
Religious tolerance a theme throughout president’s time in New York
Charlie Hebdo claims it is selling more copies in wake of prophet cartoons
As political parties continue their pursuit of establishing solidified alliances for the upcoming parliamentary elections, Egyptian columnists dissect the new partisan coalitions, filled with hopes that division won’t strike at them once more. Some writers continue analysing American anti-Islam film, at the risk of becoming overwhelmed, by exploring options through which Muslims could prevent conflict …
Saber was referred to court for “insulting god,” “contempt of religion” and founding anti-religion Facebook pages