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Today is the 28th anniversary of the assassination of Egyptian thinker, Dr. Faraj Fūda. He was killed on June 8, 1992 over his opinions and studies, in which he refuted the ideologies of the extremist organizations and the Muslim Brotherhood group, and exposed their efforts to reach power in the...
Faraj Fūda was a renowned thinker whose books sparked large-scale controversy in the circles of intellectuals, clerics, and politicians, as well as the members of the al-Jamāʿa al-Islāmīya (The Islamic Group.)
Today marks a pivotal incident that occurred during the early 1990s: the assassination of writer Faraj Fūda by extremists in Cairo. The first episode of the sad tale begins with Fūda attending a debate of the Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF) on January 7, 1992 under the title ‘Egypt: Between a...
Secretary-General of the Arab Lawyers Union (ALU), Mekkaoui Benaissa, strongly condemned the incident where a copy of the Holy Qurʾān was torn apart in the Netherlands.
Social media in Egypt has been rife with nonsense after a decision by the Ministry of Education to ban the niqāb (face veil) in schools at the beginning of the new academic year.
Political Islam groups never stop their fact-twisting, which can be seen in their claim that banning the ʿabāʾa (loose female Muslim gown) in primary and secondary schools in France is a kind of war on Islam!
Salafī groups have escalated pressures on the state and the education ministry over a recent decision to ban the niqāb in schools as the new academic year starts.
The salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party said that it will be filing a lawsuit against the decision to ban the niqāb (face-covering veil) in Egyptian schools.
Whether North European countries stopped licensing the burning of copies of the Holy Qurʾān, or any other holy book, or not, or whether the UN adopted an agreement banning contempt of others’ sanctities and beliefs, or not, this disgraceful act is a shame on the authorities that protect it!
Salman Rushdie is a British writer and novelist of Indian descent, born on June 19, 1947. He rose to fame when he won the Booker Prize for his 1981 novel ‘Midnight’s Children’, considered his best novel yet.


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