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Islam in Egypt

Egyptian Student Sentenced To Jail After Revealing He's An Atheist On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.14.2015 | Religion

In Egypt, doubting God could land you in jail. A Baheira province court handed an Egyptian student a three-year prison sentence after he allegedly ...

Egypt's President Calls For A 'Revolution' In Islam

AP | SARAH EL DEEB and LEE KEATH | Posted 01.09.2015 | Religion

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president opened the new year with a dramatic call for a "revolution" in Islam to reform interpretations of the faith entrenche...

Muslim Cleric Sentenced For Burning Bible

AP | MARIAM RIZK | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion

CAIRO -- A hard-line Muslim cleric received an 11-year suspended sentence Sunday for tearing up and burning a Bible, Egypt's official news agency said...

Choosing Egypt's New Grand Mufti

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion

CAIRO — Muslim clerics from Al-Azhar, Egypt's premier religious institution, chose the country's top Islamic jurist in a direct and secret ballo...

Top Egyptian Scholar Scolds Ahmadinejad Over Sunni Rights

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion

CAIRO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Egypt's top Sunni Muslim scholar told Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Shi'ite Iran on Tuesday that his country mus...