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An Egyptian writer is to go on trial 28 January for allegedly insulting Islam by criticising the slaughter of animals during a major religious festival. The writer, Fatima Naoot, a poet and a columnist, voiced criticism of the animal-sacrifice rituals practiced during Islam’s Eid Al-Adha festivities on her Facebook page in October, calling it the “greatest massacre committed by human beings”. “Happy mas… more…