Atheists in Egypt: Life on the Edge of Civil Death

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim

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Atheists and nonbelievers in Egypt continue to suffer regardless of the positive indications from officials regarding the freedom of religion and faith. Atheists in the country live between security-related prosecution and social ostracism. Official institutions have not ceased fighting atheism publicly, explicitly, and relentlessly since 2014, when a government plan “to fight atheism” was announced in collaboration with official religious institutions. It seemed like there were two official announced discourses. 

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