Author summoned by prosecution over Al-Azhar complaint

The Supreme State Security Prosecution has summoned author Youssef Zeydan for interrogation over a complaint by Al-Azhar's Islamic Research Academy, the details of which remain unknown.

Zyedan said the he is summoned Tuesday to the prosecution's office in Cairo's Fifth Settlement, and that he had been informed that the summons is related to his book, “The Arab Theology.”

Complaints related to the insult of religion against actors, authors and media figures have been on the rise, coinciding with the mounting political influence of Islamist forces since the January 2011 uprising.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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