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Magdy Hussein, editor-in-chief of Al-Shaab, has now been sentenced to two years in prison for libel. The sentence is the result of the campaign of Al-Shaab of over a year against Youssef Wali, Minister of Agriculture. Hulsman describes Hussein’s views on Islam.
An Islamist newspaper on Tuesday denounced Egypt’s plans for a spectacular New Year millennium celebration as part of a Zionist plot to lay claim to the pyramids.
Since the setback of June 1967, the Al-Ahram paper has lost its credibility in covering Egypt’s internal affairs. 760 repentant Muslim extremists were released but stories of torture committed by police to extract confessions are frequently coming back.
The American Zionists conspiracies in the last two decades wanted to mislead the Copts. To weaken their traditional relations with Muslims they have used disloyal Coptic Organizations that work from abroad and co-operate with some Westernized people in Egypt.
The issue Al-Osboa explored in the last few days about the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights has several consequences. One of them is related to the issue of foreign funding. Another one is related to their activities and efforts in the field of defending human rights.
Police arrested in the past two days a new group of people in Kafr Al-Sheikh and Ismailia and accused them of joining the Muslim Brothers.
In a positive reaction to the Gama’at al-Islamiya’s decision a year ago to stop violence, the Ministry of Interior released last Monday the largest number of detainees this year.
Background: In May 1996, al-Sha‘b newspaper published a highly controversial article on how Muḥammad became Michael featuring the story of a Muslim who converted to Christianity by Dr. Muḥammad ʿAbbās, a prominent Egyptian author. The article allegedly accused the Christian community in Egypt of...
Background: Following the assassination attempt on President Muḥammad Ḥusnī Mubārak in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June of 1995, the government launched a massive campaign of clamping down on Muslim Brotherhood members. Cornelis Hulsman along with Sunnī Khālid (NPR) sat down with Egyptian Islamist and...
The president of the Labor Party dismissed Magdi Hussein, the editor-in-chief of the now closed al-Sha‘b paper, and other 10 members from the Party. The dismissed members represent the Islamic trend in the Party. The Muslim Brotherhood refused describing Shukri’s decision as a change in the...
Al-Qammāsh asks for President Mubārak’s mediatation to reissue al-Sha‘b newspaper, considering the six year ban on the newspaper sufficient punishment .
The Supreme Administrative Court decided to postpone its decision concerning the appeal lodged by the Labor Party to cancel the decision that suspended Al-Shaab paper, the mouthpiece of the Party. Members of the Party made some decisions to regain their unity. Some members objected to these...
Ibrahim Shukri, the president of the Labor Party went back on his decision concerning dismissing 11 members, representing the Islamic trend in the party. He stressed that it was General Tala’at Muslim [a given name] and not him who took such a decision. The latter denied what Shukri said about him.
The head of the Labor Party said that the Brotherhood does not need the party now as they have 17 representatives in Parliament. He added that the party bridged the gap between the Brotherhood and the other parties. The mistakes of the Brotherhood made the party what it is now. He denied...
The General Secretary of the opposition Labor Party expressed his willingness to have a dialogue with the government concerning the future of the labor Party, which was suspended a year ago. Still, he rejected bargaining over the Islamic attitudes of the party. He said that respecting the decision...
Magdi Hussein was chosen to succeed Adel Hussein as secretary general of the Labor Party. The son of the party’s president considered choosing Hussein to be illegal because the party’s activities have been banned since last May. He believes that choosing Hussein serves only to increase the Party’s...
Mohammed Abbas, who started the crisis of the "Banquet for the seaweed," wrote a new book. It is a collection of fifty articles published in Al-Shaab before and during the crisis. He dedicated his book, to the students of the Azhar, among others, as they demonstrated in response to these articles.
The chief editor of Al-Shaab urged the government to allow the re-opening of the paper following the court’s rejection of the last two government appeals. He claimed that political circumstances were now suitable for the instant re-opening of Al-Shaab, as proven by the Culture Ministry crisis. This...
Counselor Jabir Rihan of the Public Prosecution, charged the Labor Party with nine accusations of breaking the law. These accusations were made following investigations that revealed that the Party had links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood and relationships with other extremist Islamic groups....
Mahmoud Salah wrote in the weekly magazine’s section, "Thoughts of the Week," about how the Egyptian people continue with their normal lives and daily routines following the decision taken by the Committee of Party’s Affairs to close down Al-Shaab newspaper.
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