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In 2013, a Coptic Christian lawyer, Roman Murad Saad, was sentenced in absentia for “ridiculing” the Quran.From 2011 to 2013, Egyptian courts convicted 27 of 42 defendants on charges of contempt for religion. Banna’s conviction occurred on the watch of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the former army general who led the ouster of Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood to become president.Such tag teams of family, media and state are not uncommon in cases against atheists.Because atheism itself is not illegal in Egypt, charges are laid under laws against blasphemy or contempt for religion.Dar al-Ifta, the institute for the study of Islamic law that is responsible for issuing religious edicts, was deservedly derided after it published a report in October saying that Egypt had the highest number of atheists in the Middle East: exactly 866— hardly a plausible number in a nation of 87 million.Yet the pro-government media and religious officials are waging a “war on atheism.” Atheists are described alternately as threats to national security or as carriers of a dangerously contagious virus.Already by the end of the Ptolemaic Period burials were no longer being equipped with many types of object which had been made for the tomb for over one and a half thousand years, such as shabtis or canopic jars.
For those who don’t genuflect to the official order, a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in Egypt long provided cover.
Regardless of which way the seesaw of power in Egypt tips — toward the Islamists or toward the military — it is always a heterosexual, conservative Muslim man who heads the moral hierarchy.
The further from that identity you are, the more vulnerable you are.
This is not new: The regime of the ousted President Hosni Mubarak often vaunted its religiosity to outdo its Islamists rivals.
Nowhere is this morality power play exercised more vehemently than in curbing perceived religious and sex crimes. Rights activists say that 2014 was the worst year in a decade for gay people in Egypt, with at least 150 men arrested or put on trial.