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Last November, an Egyptian court sentenced lawyer and intellectual Aḥmad ʿAbduh Māhir to five years in prison for “contempt of religion” because of his book The Nation’s Misguidance in the Jurisprudence of the Imams, which criticized religious heritage.  The court concluded that the book violated...
In his video, the Azhari shaykh Mabrūk ʿAṭiya mocked Christ saying he is not a ‘sayyid’ (venerated leader) as people refer to him. The video was a response to journalist and TV host Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā dating back to 2016 but was re-posted recently about the values in Jesus Christ’s ‘Sermon on the Mount.’
On February 13, the Cairo Economic Court will hear the appeal of Marco Girgis Salib [Marco Jirjis Ṣalīb], who is imprisoned for contempt of religion.
Legal Counsel Ḥussām ʿAnṭar filed a complaint to President al-Sīsī, the Prime Minister and the Attorney General, against Fāyiz Buṭrus, (known as Zakariyyā Buṭrus a former Coptic Orthodox priest) owner of the al- Fādī channel, which attracted viewers by attacking Islam and inciting strife among the...
A church source warned against getting carried away with people who provoke sectarian strife, especially on social media. 
The Cairo Appeals Prosecution continues its investigation into a complaint filed by the National Media Authority accusing stand-up comedian Muḥammad Ashraf of “mocking the state-owned Holy Quran [al-Qurʾān al-Karīm] radio station.”
State security arrested a teacher known as Joe Hani [Joe Hānī] in al-Ismāʿīliyyah after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muḥammad on social media.
Lawyer Najīb Jibrāʾīl, president of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights organization, submitted a complaint to chancellor Ḥamāda al-Ṣāwī, the public prosecutor, accusing youths of making fun of Christianity by dressing up as monks and dancing and doing acrobatics in the monastic garbs. 
The courts in Egypt are witnessing weird cases every day and some of these cases become part of the collective memory. One of these cases is the famous case in which the famous Coptic leader of the Wafd Party, Makram ʿUbayd Pasha, or Makram Ebeid, pleaded the case of a Muslim Egyptian citizen, who...
Members of the Constituent Assembly Khālid Yūssuf  and Muhammad Abu al- Ghār have stated their dissatisfaction with the judicial support to the court sentence ruling to jail novelist Karam Sābir, member of the Writers' Union, for 5 years due to being convicted of contempt of religion.


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