denounces the silence of the Syndicate of Journalists, the Shūrá
Assembly and the
organizations of human rights, and calls to file a claim against the researcher who declared
Yūsuf Kāfir to reject the thesis and cancel his academic degree.
criticizes the silence of the Syndicate of Journalists before the Takfīr thesis
Rose al-Yūsuf. He accuses the thesis of deforming a considerable part of journalistic history.
Salāmah then lists the accusations mentioned in the thesis against Rose al-Yūsuf.
more information about the thesis and the accusation see AWR 2006, week 50, art. 6]
The danger of the
incident, expresses Salāmah, is that the thesis mentioned no proof for the
accusations. As such, he
concludes that the Takfīr method followed in the thesis will prove
all Egyptian periodicals to be
Furthermore, Salāmah considers the silent
reaction of the syndicate to imply
their agreement on the thesis, and denoted the necessity of the Supreme
Council of the Press to practice its role.
The Egyptian Shūrá Assembly is meant to be the
official owner of the national press institutions
and is thus also accused, since it agrees on the material
published in Rose al-Yūsuf and permits
Salāmah then expresses that the human
rights organizations do no better than the Syndicate of
Journalists and the Egyptian Shūrá
Assembly; for in spite of these organizations active reactions
toward any violation; they all remain silent
regarding the Takfīr Rose al-Yūsuf, despite the
fact that the incident is a clear
violation of the freedom of expression and freedom of the
Salāmah concludes by
declaring that defending Rose al-Yūsuf is a national duty of
every Egyptian, and called to file
a claim to reject the thesis and cancel the degree obtained due to the deadly