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Constitution as adopted on 11 September 1971.

Article 2

    Islam is the religion of the state and Arabic its official language. The principles of Islamic Shari'ah are primary sources of legislation.

Article 40

    Citizens are equal before the law. They have equal public rights and duties without discrimination between them on the basis of sex, origin, language, religion or creed.

Note: The complete text of the Constitution can be found on an Internet site maintained by the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

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