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Egyptian university stops teaching a book for allegedly insulting Christianity


An Egyptian university has stopped teaching a book on the grounds that its contents are allegedly insulting Christianity. The Law Faculty at the Ain Sham University has stopped teaching a book that was written and taught by a Faculty professor.

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Details emerged that Naguib Gabriel, President of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights (EUHR) along with other leaders of EUHR met with, Nagy Mo’men, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Ain Shams University. During this meeting they discussed the contents of te controversial book.

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The controversial book titled “Humanitarian and Political Conflicts in Positive Thought and Heavenly Religions”, was authored by the Constitutional Law Department of the Faculty of Law, Rabei Fateh al-Bab. The contents of this book annoyed Christians who alleged that the book conveyed hatred for Christianity. They alleged that the book describes Christianity as “corrupt and suppressing sexual desires”.

The Dean of the Nagy Mo’men expressed respect for Christianity and said that Christians and Muslims co-exist in their homeland as partners. As a result of this meeting, the Faculty of Law at the university stopped teaching the book, Moreover the university administration withdrew it from the law faculty’s library.

The Dean also told that a special committee has been formed in order to examine the book. This committee will comprise of professors of constitutional law, these professors hail from three different universities of Egypt. This committee has been assigned with the task of examining the book and preparing a report on whether the book insults Christianity.