In Egypt, religion and politics have coexisted uneasily, as the new government continues to push out all remnants of the formerly powerful Muslim Brotherhood.In early August, the courts dissolved the party’s political arm, nearly a year after banning the main organization and declaring it a terrorist group.The ban on chatting follows a similar edict issued earlier this year in a much more hardliner nation.


The country that once made headlines for mobilizing a revolution over social media has just issued a major blow to online communication.

On Friday, Egypt’s top religious authority effectively ordered Muslims to sign off Internet chat platforms, banning instant online communication in one of the world’s most social media-friendly countries.

Just last week, the government suddenly allowed mobile operators to offer high-speed connections that enable Iranians to send photo messages and video chat.

It was quickly condemned by Ayatollah Khamenei, who called 3G “un-Islamic” and warning it would lead to “negative features,” and “immoral photos,” putting him at odds with the country’s policians.“We cannot shut the gates of the world to our young generation,” President Hassan Rouhani said, according to state news.

The questions, of which there seem to be hundreds, are divided into categories and range from sexual relationships to fasting details and gender mixing.

An earlier fatwa request from a teenage girl asked if she could chat with boys on social media.“Communication between both sexes is allowed if the manners prescribed by shari'ah (Islamic law) are observed and it was for a purpose deemed valid by shari'ah, such as work, study and so forth,” the answer was.

She feels safe and he grooms her until she will do everything for him.

He supposedly owes money everywhere, and she even agrees to sleep with his friend to pay of Roy's dept, but then he wants her to sleep with others as well.

Such communications are allowed only in cases of necessity, the fatwa says.

The move is ironic in a country where an estimated 37 million people use the Internet and where half of the population of 80 million is under 25.

As attention on the Middle East focuses on the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Egypt has forbidden online chatting between men and women to little media fanfare.

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