By Jiou Park Background summary: Legal history survey Demographics: Egypt has a total population of 86,895,099 as of July 2014, and is the 16th most populous country in the world. … Continue reading Country Profile: Egypt
By Jiou Park As discussed in the previous posts, blasphemy and apostasy laws apply in contemporary Muslim majority societies. The application of such laws, in practice, can take differing forms … Continue reading Apostasy in Contemporary Egypt: The Case of Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd
By Jiou Park This post will provide a survey of pre-modern Islamic law regarding apostasy (ridda), blasphemy, and the related concept of unbelief (kufr). The exploration of such concepts will … Continue reading Apostasy and Blasphemy in Islamic Law
By Jiou Park Among the many countries with blasphemy laws currently in force, Pakistan has perhaps received the most attention from the international community for their particular harshness. In particular, … Continue reading Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law – The Spirit of Sharī’a or a Political Tool?
By Jiou Park Since the debacle surrounding the film, The Innocence of Muslims, which triggered prosecution and websites blocks across various Muslim-majority countries, blasphemy law in Muslim majority countries has … Continue reading Blasphemy law in Egypt: the intersection of sharī’a and state control over public morals