According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy, he is given the choice between repentance and punishment.

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I believe society has a right to defend itself, just as the individual has the right to attack that with which he disagrees.

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Sadat made us feel more secure.

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I've never worked in politics, never been a member of an official committee or a political party.

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You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

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Today's interpretations of religion are often backward and contradict the needs of civilization.

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The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate against the vilification of religions.

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We are passing through a very sensitive time, and on the whole, this country is facing very big problems.

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Without literature my life would be miserable.

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I didn't make any money from my writing until much later. I published about 80 stories for nothing. I spent on literature.

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I started writing while I was a little boy. Maybe it's because I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday. Also, my love for good writing pushed me.

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As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak.

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In Egypt today most people are concerned with getting bread to eat. Only some of the educated understand how democracy works.

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