Sarah Lynch is an author at Religion News Service.
In Egypt, atheists considered a ‘dangerous development’
CAIRO (RNS) A government wing that issues religious edicts released a survey in December claiming Egypt was home to exactly 866 atheists — a number deemed “a dangerous development.”
Tunisia takes on militants, pushes back against Shariah law
TUNIS, Tunisia (RNS) Militancy in the Arab world is often fueled by repressive political policies; many experts say Tunisia is wisely steering away from despotic edicts that have rocked Arab Spring movements in Egypt and Libya.