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On 5th July, Johan Snel delivered a lecture discussing freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Johan’s lecture focused primarily on the current dialogue of freedom of expression and religion in Dutch journalism, and the divisive effects they caused across the Islamic world and wider...
On July 5th, following lectures on the freedom of expression by Johan Snel and Dr Matthew Anderson, the Summer School group discussed freedom of expression and Islamic views of freedom of expression. Initially, Egyptian and Islamic students were invited to start the discussion, to share their...
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.
Mabrūk ʿAṭiyya mocked Christ saying he is not a ‘sayyid’ (venerated leader) as most people refer to him.
The so-called Islamic State (IS) may have disappeared but their ideology and that of al-Qa’ida [al-Qāʿida] is still alive, not only in Muslim countries but also in the West. I am using the adjective ‘so-called’ because the overwhelming majority of Muslims does not believe they represent Islam. When...
The State Security Prosecution decided to renew the pretrial detention of YouTuber Ahmed Spea [Aḥmad Sibīʿ] for 45 days pending investigations in the case No. 1111 of 2020, on charges of contempt of Christian religion, inciting to sedition and disturbing public opinion.
The Coptic Orthodox Church issued a statement yesterday evening in response to the statements of former father Zakariyā Buṭrus (Zakaria Boutros), stressing that he had been cut off from the church for more than 18 years, following his attack on the Prophet Muḥammad.
The Coptic Orthodox Church’s first official response said, in a statement on Saturday, that he had been cut off from its service for more than 18 years.

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