Muhammad Said al- Ashmawi

(b. 1932)

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(b. 1932)

Egyptian judge, intellectual, lecturer, and former head of the State Security Tribunal. Has written several books on philosophical, legal, and Islamic issues. Contributes articles regularly to Egyptian newspapers and magazines. Holds a secular orientation and advocates the separation of religion and politics. Articulates critical views of political Islamist movements.

Subjects: Islam.

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