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Popular Egyptian Preacher Not Banned from Traveling | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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London, Asharq Al-Awsat- Islamic preacher Amr Khalid informed Asharq Al-Awsat that he was not subject to any kind of travel ban, and that he was free to enter or exit Egypt. Khalid added that he had traveled from Cairo on Friday in order to deliver a lecture in the Jordanian city of Salt. Khalid was delivering a lecture entitled “Returning the Spirit to the Muslim Family” at the Imam Ali Bin Abu Talib Comprehensive School for Shariaa in Salt, in cooperation with the Islamic Charitable Society of Salt and the Wasatyea Forum.

This lecture is one of a series of joint activities held by the Islamic Charitable Society of Salt and the Wasatyea Forum, in order to interact with the local community and put forward a religious and cultural awareness. Amr Khalid confirmed to Asharq Al-Awsat that he travels between Egypt, Lebanon, and Dubai in complete freedom, and that he expects to travel to London in early July.

As for his personal freedom, Khalid informed Asharq Al-Awsat that he enjoys freedom of movement [in Egypt], as well as freedom of travel, but that he was not permitted to give [religious] lessons or lectures at mosques, and that the reason for this restriction remains unknown to him.

Khalid informed Asharq Al-Awsat that he is currently engaged in making final preparations for the second season of his television program “Quranic Stories” and is waiting on the final details from the production company in order to start filming. Khalid said that he expected this program to be filmed and distributed as scheduled, and that he had not been notified of any changes with regards to this.

As for his television program Mujadidun [reformists], Khalid described this as belonging to the genre of reality television, and he informed Asharq Al-Awsat that this program was designed to “choose a generation of reformist preachers who advocate the concept of the development of faith.” Mujadidun was supposed to have aired in March, but the Egyptian channel that was set to broadcast this program pulled out at the last minute.