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First women judges appointed to Egypt’s Sate Council

By Madeleine Nader – Watani On 14 March 2021, Egypt’s State Council approved the appointment of a number of women judges, a first in the history of the Council. The State Council is Egypt’s [...]

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Ibrahim Issa calls for Christian history to be taught in schools, dreams of bright 2021

By Egypt Independent Egyptian journalist and media personality Ibrahim Issa has called for Christian history and culture to be included as part of the nation’s educational curricula, both in [...]

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Egyptian TV host sparks controversy after saying there is ‘devil’ in unveiled women

By Marwa Al-A’sar – Al-Monitor Recent remarks by a well-known Egyptian TV presenter on women’s Islamic headgear have stirred up a heated debate between secular and ultraconservative [...]

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Women’s rights in Islam: Fighting for equality before the law

By Deutsche Welle via Egypt Independent – In countries that practice Islamic law, legal reforms to advance the status of women tend to fail due to hard-liners who see it undermining [...]

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Egyptian Woman Fights Unequal Islamic Inheritance Laws

By Noha Elhennawy – AP  CAIRO — One Egyptian woman is taking on the country’s inheritance laws that mean female heirs inherit half that of men. Since her father’s death last year, Huda [...]

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In Egypt, penalties proposed for those not wearing decent clothes in public places

By Al-Monitor – Egyptian member of parliament Ghada Ajami of the Support Egypt bloc submitted a controversial bill Oct. 30 that stirred a wide debate about the rights of citizens to be able [...]

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Islamic Apologias: Straining at Gnats while Swallowing Camels

By Raymond Ibrahim – Special for CS – An Arabic-language video recently appeared of a Muslim cleric in Egypt addressing how terrorists misuse Islamic scriptures to justifying killing [...]

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Coptic Woman Details Horrors of Living as a Christian Female in Egypt: ‘It’s Hell’

By Samuel Smith – The Christian Post – A Coptic journalist has detailed her frustration living as a woman in an Egyptian society where men regularly treat Christian woman as whores, [...]

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Tunisian Religious Reforms Challenge Egypt’s Al Azhar

By Hany Ghoraba – Special to IPT News – Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi marched straight into a battle with Egypt’s highest Sunni authority, Al-Azhar’s mosque and [...]

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Arrest of leading Egyptian feminist Azza Soliman sparks anger

By The Guardian – Human rights activists in Egypt have reacted angrily to the arrest of prominent women’s rights advocate Azza Soliman, saying it marked a “chilling escalation” of pressure [...]