Smoke until you die …

In an Egyptian tea shop an American, a French Man and an Egyptian were drinking tea together and were smoking their own brand of cigarettes. On the boxes these days there are warnings that ‘smoking kills’. Therefore the three guys were wondering how much they need to smoke until they […]

Al-Azhar’s historic fatwa on Shias

October 14, 2016 SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WORLD SHIA FORUM – The following is the transcript of an interview which was conducted with al-Azhar’s most senior authority: Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib with Al Neel Egyptian TV channel. In the interview Dr al-Tayyib rejects the notion of takfir in reference to Shia […]

Want to go to college? Prove you are virgin:

Source: TOI   A member of Egyptian parliament, Elhamy Agina, has reportedly said that universities should performvirginity tests on female students. “Any girl who enters university, we have to check her medical examination to prove that she is a Miss,” Agina told Egypt’s Youm 7 newspapers, according to Egyptian Streets, […]

Egyptian MP backs burqa ban, terms garment ‘un-Islamic’

An Egyptian lawmaker is urging the Egyptian parliament to ban niqabsand burqas, claiming them to be part of Jewish tradition. Published: September 23, 2016 Egyptian MP backs burqa ban, terms garment ‘un-Islamic’ – The Express Tribune DD_belatedPNG.fix(‘img, #developer-link a’); Lawmaker Amina Nasir said the Holy Quran only called for Muslim women […]

Trump and Clinton’s Meetings with Egypt’s President Underscore Foreign Policy Differences

Source: Time By Jared Malsin/Istanbul Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is expected to hold talks with presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in New York this week on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, in a pair of meetings that illustrate one of America’s more uncomfortable foreign relationships. Al-Sisi […]

Egypt: Muslim mob burns Christian homes

For the fourth time in weeks, Christians were attacked in Egypt by a Muslim mob after rumors circulated that a Christian house that was being built was going to be turned into a church. During the attack, which occurred on July 22 in Saft AL-Kharsa village in the Beni Suef governorate, four […]

Smoke reported on Egyptair flight prior to crash By Ramadan Al-Fatash and Gerd Roth, dpa Paris/Cairo (dpa) – Smoke was detected on the doomed Egyptair plane shortly before it crashed over the Mediterranean Sea, the French air accident investigation agency BEA said on Saturday. But the agency cautioned that no conclusion could yet be drawn as to what caused […]