Posted by: becketfund | November 6, 2006

Egyptian Organization for Human Rights Reports Increasing Islamic Fundamentalism

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights reports that a professor of Islamic jurisprudence, Dr. Souad Saleh, has received threats following an October appearance on a television show where she stated that the Niqab is not compulsory for Islamic women, supporting her point by citing the Prophet and Islamic tradition. EOHR reports that this seems to be the latest incident in a growing wave of fundamentalism; recently an Egyptian MP called for the execution of several government ministers for “attacking Islam openly”.

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