">Name: Egyptian writer, human rights defender and columist Farag Foda shot dead by militants from a fundamentalist group
Artist: Farag Fodda|
Confronting Bodies: Islamic Fundamentalists from the group Al-Gamma'ah Al-Islamiya
Date of Action: June 8, 1992
Specific Location: Ciaro, Egypt
Description of Artwork: Farag Foda, a secularist Egyptian writer, thinker, journalist and human rights defender, was outspokenly critical of Islamic fundamentalism in Egypt. In many newspaper columns, he demonstrated weak points in Islamic ideology. Foda's book "To Be or Not to Be" was banned in 1990 on the grounds that it offended religion. And, a week before his murder, Foda had been branded as an apostate by Al-Azhar, the government-supported religious establishment.
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