Thursday, January 04, 2018

#EGYPT: Parliament Considers Law Banning Atheism Amid Crackdown On Dissidents

[world politics news]

Egyptian parliament has in recent days discussed a proposed bill to criminalize atheism. The draft law was submitted by Amr Hamroush, the head of parliament’s Committee on Religion, who argues that lack of belief in God is a form of contempt of religion, which is punishable by up to five years in prison under Egyptian law.