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6730

Egyptian Women's Rights Activist Dr. Nawal El Saadawi Calls for Cultural Revolution: Al-Azhar Is a "Dangerous Reactionary Force" Preventing Renewal of Religious Discourse

July 01, 2018

Egyptian Women's Rights Activist Dr. Nawal El Saadawi Calls for Cultural Revolution: Al-Azhar Is a "Dangerous Reactionary Force" Preventing Renewal of Religious Discourse

Duration:
03:45
Source:
BBC Arabic (The UK)
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Egyptian women's rights activist Dr. Nawal El Saadawi, interviewed by BBC Arabic, said that "Al-Azhar is a dangerous reactionary force" with a reactionary agenda and that it is the people, and especially the intellectual elite, who are responsible for the renewal of religious discourse. She said that all religions are in need of renewal because they are "incompatible with modern times" and that "no text in the Quran, in the New Testament, or in the Torah can remain unchanged." Dr. El Saadawi sai...

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