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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...
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.
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...
The Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ clarified, in official fatwā No 5016, published on its official website, its ruling regarding the use of comics to make fun of people, in response to a question received, was answered by the Grand Mufti of the Republic Shawqī ʿAllām.
Al-Azhar followed the televised statements made by Ieronymos II, the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, and the head of the Greek Orthodox Church, in which he said that “Islam is not a religion but rather a political party, and its followers are people of war, expansion, and influence.”
Al-Azhar issued its 2020 report showcasing the most important issues that it dealt with this year. In light of the vicious attacks to disparage Islam and the Prophet Muḥammad in 2020, al-Azhar – which is the voice of nearly two billion Muslims – worked hard to stand up against these attacks.  The...

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