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On April 5, 2022, a Kuwaiti court acquitted Muhammad Al-ʿAjmī, a well-known activist on social media platforms, known as Abū ʿAsam, of his religion defamation charge, yet the nature of the infraction remains unclear.
Egyptian Prosecutor General Ḥamāda al-Ṣāwī ordered to investigate the circulating posts on social media sites by a Tik Tok user, known as the “Egyptian Prince” (al-Prince al-Miṣrī), after he posted videos promoting contempt of the Christian religion. The accused is set to be arrested and questioned...
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.’
In the context of Cornelis Hulsman showing me his nice draft newsletter article on Salman Rushdie for feedback, I recalled an article I wrote when I was at Georgetown University during what we may call the “Satanic Verses Crisis.”  I had at the time a talk which lasted for long hours with the...
Dr. Mabrūk ʿAṭiya, professor of Islamic Sharia at al-Azhar University, is again raising controversy because of his statements about Jesus Christ, which some considered as mockery of Jesus.
A video of Dr. Mabrūk ʿAṭiyya, professor of Islamic law at al-Azhar University, was spread on social media, in which he talked about the Sermon on the Mount. However, the video, which was a response to journalist and TV host Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā, was shared as a mockery of Jesus Christ.  The circulating...
Mabrūk ʿAṭiyya mocked Christ saying he is not a ‘sayyid’ (venerated leader) as most people refer to him.
Egyptian journalist Ibrāhīm ʿĪssā tweeted on his account following the threats that he received from al-Qāʿida, quoting the Quran, sura at-Tawba (09:51) “Nothing will befall us except what Allah has decreed for us.”
The Public Prosecutor ordered an investigation into journalist Ibrāhīm ʿĪssā, following his controversial statements in which he criticized the Miʿrāj of the Prophet (PBUH) during the journey of the ʾIsrāʾ and Miʿrāj (the Prophet’s night journey and ascent to the heavens).

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