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  2/17/2013, Adar 7, 5773

Secular Egyptian Singer's Statue Covered in Muslim Garb

Islamic extremists in Egypt apparently took action, last week, against memorials to 20th-century Egyptian culture. The head of a statue of intellectual writer Taha Hussein - who was critical of the Qur'an - was cut off and stolen. On the heels of the 38th anniversary of her passing, a statue in memory of secular singer Umm Kulthum was covered in the tradition Muslim nikab apparel for women.

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