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Egypt looks to remove religion from ID cards — but is it too little, too late?

Egypt looks to remove religion from ID cards — but is it too little, too late?

Country: 
Egypt
News Date: 
19/11/2018
Lancastrian
Summary: 

In Egypt's majority Muslim conservative society, atheism is a longstanding taboo, and "minority Christians face ," according to The Guardian. Those who dare express their lack of faith in public risk prosecution and arrest under Egypt's, in place since 1982. The law stipulates that a person can be imprisoned for up to five years if he or she defames or disrespects one of the three monotheistic religions; harms national unity; or uses religion to promote extremist ideas with the intention of sowing discord in society.


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