• Omar Hazeq
    Freedom for Omar Hazeq (Arabic Text)

    Hamdy el-Gazzar describes the situation swirling around Omar Hazeq who was an employee at the Library of Alexandria. Omar was dismissed from his position and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for breaking demonstration laws and taking part in a protest during the trial of Khalid Said’s murderers.

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    Freedom for Omar Hazeq

    Hamdy el-Gazzar describes the situation swirling around Omar Hazeq who was an employee at the Library of Alexandria. Omar was dismissed from his position and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for breaking demonstration laws and taking part in a protest during the trial of Khalid Said’s murderers.

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  • Zahra
    Zahra

    Hamdy el-Gazzar provides a social commentary on Egyptian life and contemporaneous issues through an artistic lens in his column.

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  • Karam Saber
    The Defamation of Religion and Karam Saber, Again

    Last October, Hamdy El-Gazzar wrote about Karam Saber, an Egyptian writer who was sentenced to five years in prison for “contempt- and defamation of religion” in his short story collection, Where is God. On March 11, the Beba Misdemeanour Court in Beni Sueif upheld this sentence.

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  • Map of Islamic Caliphate c. 750 AD
    Sedition of the Caliphate

    Did the ‘Caliphate’ really exist as a political and religious regime for transferring authority through Islamic history? Author Hamdy el-Gazzar comments on Islamic historian Mohammad Abu Rahma’s new book about the fight for authority throughout the more than 600-year history of Caliphate rule.

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  • Map of Islamic Caliphate c. 750 AD
    Sedition of Caliphate (Arabic Text)

    Did the ‘Caliphate’ really exist as a political and religious regime for transferring authority through Islamic history? Author Hamdy el-Gazzar comments on Islamic historian Mohammad Abu Rahma’s new book on the fight for authority spanning more than 600 years of Caliphate rule.

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    The Evening of Friday, February 11, 2011

    In this week’s column, Egyptian writer Hamdy el-Gazzar offers a personal account of the evening of February 11, 2011, the day former president Hosni Mubarak stepped down from office, ushering what he and many in the streets of Cairo celebrated as a new promising chapter for Egypt.

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