Egypt considers outlawing atheism and is already arresting nonbelievers

Lawmakers in Egypt are seriously considering passing a law that would make atheism illegal.

Blasphemy is already illegal in Egypt, and people are frequently arrested for insulting or defaming religion under the country’s strict laws. The newly proposed rule would make it illegal for people not to believe in God, even if they don’t talk about it.

“The phenomenon [of atheism] is being promoted in society as freedom of belief, when this is totally wrong,” Amro Hamroush, head of Egypt’s Parliament’s committee on religion, said when he introduced the bill in late December.

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  • Where are the militant atheists who like banning Nativity sets? Where are they on this?

  • Martin B

    General Sisi, the Muslim Brotherhood, makes no difference who’s running the place, they’re all goatfuckers.

  • Shebel

    May as well tear down the Pyramids.
    There is no way that a fucking Muslim could have built them.

  • Shebel

    The only way to spread ISLAM is thru Violence— or
    Coercion .

    • WalterBannon

      The only cure for ISLAM is thru Violence

  • Barrington Minge

    Oh, so I HAVE to believe in a god do I?
    Well, I am an Atheist and proud to be so. Won’t be
    visiting Egypt anytime soon. The thought police are alive and well.