Posts Tagged ‘Secularism’

Egypt: Niqab ban in France stirs controversy again

Egypt: Niqab ban in France stirs controversy again

In October 2009, the Niqab (or face cover) stirred a lot of controversy when the late Sheikh Mohammed Tantawi - head of Al Azhar and Egypt's Imam - asked a 13 year old girl to uncover her face while he... (Continue reading)

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Egyptian Liberals mourn the death of Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid

Egyptian Liberals mourn the death of Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid

Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid, a prominent Egyptian scholar once accused of apostasy for his contemporary interpretation of Islam, has died on July 5, 2010. He was 66. Officials at the Cairo hospital where Abu Zeid had been receiving treatment... (Continue reading)

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Egypt: Should Coptic Divorcees Remarry?

The Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court has issued a ruling obliging Coptic Pope Shenouda III to allow Coptic divorcees to remarry. The pope has rejected the ruling. Copts are native Egyptian Christians and, according to Wikipedia,... (Continue reading)

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Egypt: Why do we arrest those who do not fast?

For the first time in Egypt, the Ministry of Interior arrests Muslims who eat and drink in public during Ramadan. Activists on Twitter said the arrests are illegal and the Ministry proves they are!... (Continue reading)

Egypt: Prison Awaits Those who don’t Fast in Ramadan

Fasting in the holy month of Ramadan is the 4th pillar of Islam where Muslims are expected to refrain from eating and drinking from dawn to sunset as an exercise of self-discipline and penance that has a deeper spiritual level.... (Continue reading)

Egypt: The Egyptian Apostate

Tweet Egyptian progressive thinker, Dr. Sayed El Qemany was granted the State Award for Social Sciences. Egyptian liberals and seculars hailed the award while Wahabis and conservatives declared war on the "Egyptian Apostate". On Egyptian talks the following question was thrown on the table: هل يصح... (Continue reading)

Is Secularism the answer to Egypt’s Sectarianism?

Egypt has always been known as an Islamic country where Muslims, Christians, and Jews peacefully co-existed. Today this is no longer the case. Is secularism the solution? Following is an outline of the discussion taking place on Egyptian blogs today.... (Continue reading)

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Jihad Hackers

Jihad Hackers

Within the "enlightened" crowd, emails about hackers, hacking techniques, names of hackers, and protecting one's account from being hacked have been circulating. Facebook's liberal activists were the main target of hackers who took over accounts, changed the name of the... (Continue reading)

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