Egyptian Parliament to Submit Bill Removing Religion from National ID

A general view of the first Egyptian parliament session after the revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak, in Cairo January 23, 2012. Egypt's parliament began its first session on Monday since an election put Islamists in charge of the assembly following the overthrow of Mubarak in February. REUTERS/Khaled Elfiqi/Pool (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR2WPY5

In an attempt to decrease religious discrimination in Egypt, Parliment Member, Ismail Nasr El-Din, is tailoring a bill to submit to the Egyptian Parliment asking them to remove the religion identification slot in all national ID in the country.

According to Al-Ahram, Nasr El Din justified the move by explaining that this would establish the same duties and rights before the constitution.

“President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi spoke in front of the whole world last week about freedom of belief and the right of every citizen to freedom of worship,” Nasr El-Din said as per the state-media outlet.

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