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7421

German-Egyptian Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: For the Arab World to Respect Freedom of Religion, the "Catholic Marriage" Between Public Sentiment, Politics, and Religious Authority Must Be Broken Up

August 08, 2019

German-Egyptian Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: For the Arab World to Respect Freedom of Religion, the "Catholic Marriage" Between Public Sentiment, Politics, and Religious Authority Must Be Broken Up

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02:02
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Al-Hurra TV (The U.S.)
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German-Egyptian scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad said in an August 8, 2019 interview on Al-Hurra TV (U.S.) that in order for the Arab world to honor freedom of religion more, a compromise must be reached stating that freedom of religion cannot be separated from the freedom to criticize religion. He also said that the "Catholic marriages" between public sentiment, political rule, and religious authority must be broken up. Abdel-Samad explained his statement, saying that since Arabs view religion as the ...

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