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Islamic institute urges Egypt to ban novel

By Nadia Abou El-Magd

The leading Muslim institute Al-Azhar has urged the Egyptian government to ban a 1987 novel by the outspoken feminist Nawal el-Saadawi, saying it violates Islam.

El-Saadawi rejected the criticism Monday, saying her book, The Fall of The Imam, concerns the abuse of religion and the alliances forged between corrupt politicians and religious establishments.

“I oppose the Egyptian government,” el-Saadawi told The Associated Press. “Al-Azhar and the government are two faces of the same coin. That’s why I’m attacked.”

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