Tagged with Ishak Ibrahim

Egypt Approves 168 More Churches

Egypt Approves 168 More Churches

This article was published at Christianity Today on December 17. Egyptian Christians now have an additional 168 legal church buildings. On November 30, a cabinet committee approved the requests of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic churches to formally register facilities long functioning as centers of worship. Prior to a new law passed in August … Continue reading

Dare Egypt Amend, or Even Abolish, Its Blasphemy Law?

Dare Egypt Amend, or Even Abolish, Its Blasphemy Law?

This article was first published by World Watch Monitor on January 8, 2016. Egypt’s Secular Party has called on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to support legislation which cancels the blasphemy law, because, in the words of lawyer Hamdi al-Assyouti, it has “become a tool in the hands of extremists against minorities, thinkers, and the creative … Continue reading