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Managing editor Rana Allam

A Mufti for the Muslim Brotherhood

The mufti is a Muslim legal expert who is empowered to give rulings on religious matters. Every country that defines itself as Muslim has a grand mufti and an Iftaa institution that includes hundreds of muftis. These muftis have a specific education and must study an array of Islamic subjects, based on which sect of …

Rana Allam

Obsessive-compulsive morality disorder

On Friday, Islamists surrounded the St George church in Beni Suef demanding the return of a 21 year-old Muslim woman whom they alleged was kidnapped and converted last November by the church in order to allow her to marry her Christian boyfriend. Well, it turns out she did run away with her boyfriend—only he wasn’t …

Daily News Egypt

Justice in Boston and Cairo

By Mina George Yassa Watching the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers unfold live on TV, I cannot help but feel a certain sense of awe at the precise and methodical nature of law enforcement in the United States. At times, even in between the conflicting reports and hearsay, there was certain senses of inevitability …

Daily News Egypt

My religion is “none of your business”: Campaigning against division

Following sectarian strife that hit Egypt a few weeks ago, a group of young activists initiated the “none of your business” online campaign against division and sectarianism. The campaign is calling for concealing religious affiliation on national identity cards, stirring controversy and debate in different media outlets. Daily News Egypt speaks to the campaign’s organisers, supporters and opposition.

Sarah El Masry

Tens of thousands protest anti-Islam film in Nigeria

(AFP) –KANO, Nigeria — Tens of thousands of people on Saturday protested on the streets of Nigeria’s second city of Kano against an anti-Islam film made in the US that has stirred outrage across the Muslim world. An AFP reporter said the crowd of demonstrators stretched several kilometres through the city, the largest in Nigeria’s …

Daily News Egypt