The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Anti-Danish demo at Al-Azhar

Hunderds demonstrated today, at Al-Azhar Mosque, against the new Danish cartoons that insult Prophet Mohammed.

Photographer and friend Amr Abdallah was there...
Al-Azhar Anti-Danish Demo slideshow

Al-Masry Al-Youm reported yesterday that the Ministry of Religious Endowements, Mubarak's arm in the religious establishment, has drafted a proposal for a new law banning demos and "gatherings" in mosques. The proposed penalties for "breaking the law" would be either three months in jail, a minimum LE500 fine, or both.

Related link: MB spearheads Danish boycott campaign