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Atheists in Egypt say they struggle to have their views heard

A leading Egyptian cleric says Islamic extremism is motivating some people in the country to reject religion entirely.

Atheism is widely considered a taboo topic in Egypt and non-believers say that they often feel the need to keep their discussions private.

In the coastal city of Alexandria, the BBC spoke to a group of atheists about the difficulties they face living in a conservative society.

Hadya Alalawi reports.

Video produced by BBC Arabic's Ali Gamal.

  • 11 Feb 2014