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NYT: Forget Reforming Radical Islam, Instead Focus On LGBT Rights In Egypt

On Monday, The New York Times Editorial Board seemingly demonstrated how furious it was with the Egyptian government’s stance on gay rights. Egypt had just acquitted twenty-six allegedly homosexual men on “debauchery” charges, and the Editorial Board worries they are now “likely to suffer a lifetime of public scorn.”

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Egyptian President: It’s Time to Reform Islam, Combat Extremist Clerics

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi delivered a speech on New Year’s Day 2015, in anticipation for the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, which ended Saturday evening. In his address, al-Sisi highlighted the necessity for reformation within the ummah, or Islamic nation.