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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.
Tarek Radwan writes about the past three unsuccessful attempts to "overthrow" the party’s leader and form a new administration. Then he recounts the three interviews he conducted with key personnel in the party, namely Hamdi Ahmed, Ahmed Idris, and Ahmed Ibrahim Shoukry.
The Council delegated Mr. Ibrahim Nafie, Chairman of the Syndicate, to convey a message to the President of the Republic and to arrange a series of meetings with key personnel to assure financial and job security for the journalists affected by the closing down of Al-Shaab newspaper.
In this article, the writer asks the president of the Azhar University many questions concerning the demonstration of the Azhar students against Haider’s novel and the criticism directed to him.
The decision of the Parties Committee, concerning the suspension of Al-Shaab, raised wide scale reactions among other opposition parties. Al-Tagammu, Nasserist, Al-Wefaq Al-Watani Parties have all announced their rejection of the principle of closing down newspapers.
The leader of Al-Wafd party deplored the recent steps taken by the Parties Affairs Committee against the Labor Party and its newspaper. The Party Affairs Committee announced on Sunday the suspension of Al-Shaab and all the other papers issued by the Labor party. The closure will be valid until all...
Subtitles: -The presidency of Shukri, Hamdi and Idris is not taken into consideration, -Al-Sha’ab and the papers of the party are suspended until the dispute is settled, -The file of the Labor Party is transferred to the General Prosecutor. The committee of parties decided not to take into...
After mentioning the reasons that made him refuse to publish Adel Hussein’s article about the novel "A Banquet for Seaweed," Ibrahim Nafie explained his position concerning the novel. In addition, Nafie criticized the way Al-Shaab and Hussein dealt with the novel. Nafie concluded his article by...

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