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Minister of Justice, ʿUmar Marwān, said that the new personal status law for both Muslims and Christians has been finalized, adding that the law for the Christians is a “historic” one as it is the first of its kind in Egypt.  
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.
It is something remarkable that the education minister’s decision to ban the niqāb (face-covering veil) in schools has neither sparked anger in clerics’ and salafīs’ circles nor was met with fierce criticism like the decision-taker feared it would in the past.
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.
Secretary-general of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), Priest Rifʿat Fikrī, said that President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī was transparent in his words and actions before and after he began his term. He explained that this could be seen in his repeated interest in the construction of churches...
What freedoms of opinion and expression were gained in Europe, and the West in general, since the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, published cartoons insulting the Prophet Muḥammad in 2005?
Some Western nations, like Sweden and Denmark, consider the insult to the Prophet Muḥammad and the burning of copies of the Holy Qurʾān as a sign of freedom of expression to boast about as a democratic pattern, but would strongly criminalize any media or channels of expression attacking...
Grand Muftī Shawqī ʿAllām said that some people think that freedom would mean that religions, divine books, prophets, and sanctities should be insulted and that these people would have no reservations about hurting the feelings of millions of Muslims – and even non-Muslims.
Egyptian Christians are still waiting for the endorsement of a unified personal status law, which is a constitutional right that the Egyptian parliament has not taken heed of since the 2014 constitution was approved.
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is convening an urgent session on July 11, 2023, during its 53rd ordinary session in Geneva.


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