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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:41 PM

 

Egyptian Activists: Our Religion Is None Of Your Business

by Leila Fadel
April 27, 2013 5:03 AM

Since Egypt's revolution began, tensions among Egypt's Muslims and Christians have only increased. Earlier this month, it once again turned deadly. Tit-for-tat killings left three Muslims and at least six Christians dead.

That and other religious violence is prompting a public debate about religious identity in Egypt. One group of young Egyptians wants to remove religious labels from national ID cards.

'Where The Trouble Starts'

Aalam Wassef, one of those advocates, will gladly tell you he's a video artist, a musician and a publisher. When it comes to his religion, though, he says it's none of your business.

That's the motto of his new campaign, too. Wassef, along with two other Egyptians, is calling on others to cover up their religion on their national ID card and start identifying as human first. They're spreading the word on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

http://www.npr.org/2013/04/27/179330893/egyptian-activists-say-their-religion-isnt-your-business

5:57 audio at link.

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Sun Apr 28, 2013, 05:10 AM

1. Surprised no one has replied to this yet

Anyways, its encouraging to see that there are people trying to stand up for the rights of others in Egypt. From the story, im sure standing up against violence like this will put their personal safety.

These are some brave individuals

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Sun Apr 28, 2013, 07:16 PM

2. Welcome to DU.

 

Yes, they are indeed brave.

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