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Background: Ṣaīdā, Samīra and Hind are Dutch students, studying Arabic at Leiden University in the Netherlands. All three are originally from Morocco and are now on exchange in Egypt. They share their experiences of living in Egypt and compare it to their Arab heritage. Furthermore, Majdī Ḥussaīn,...
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...
The current crisis of the frozen opposition party, al-Amal (Labour), entered a new stage after the revocation, by the administrative supreme court, of the ban imposed by the parliamentary committee of parties. There is a high expectation of a revival of the same party.
A demonstration against attacking Afghanistan erupted in the Azhar mosque after Friday prayers. The demonstrators were led by some parliamentary members and members of Islamic and leftist parties. They were shouting against attacking innocent Afghan people and asked for the same way of fighting...
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...
The new General Secretary of the Labor Party said that the party’s paper would be open to the Brotherhood as they have a common goal in bringing Egypt back to its Islamic civilization. He added that accusing him of co-operating with the Brotherhood members of parliament in trying to pressure the...
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...
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...
A number of the leaders of the frozen Labor Party are looking at entering the coming Shura Council elections. The party is also trying to establish itself an unofficial parliamentary front in the People’s Assembly comprising of four representatives, two of whom are Brotherhood members. These...
The Supreme State Security prosecution started its investigations into the case of the Labor Party, in which nine charges have been made against Ibrahim Shukri. The article lists these charges.
In a brief review of Ibrahim Shukri’s biography, the author quoted the founder of the old Misr Al-Fata party who said, "God created Shukri to carry out a mission, to be a symbol, and to be the best example of a good human being". The Labor Party bases its ideology on that of Misr Al-Fata.
Al-Arabi published the full text of the sessions that the Attorney General and his two assistant counselors had with Shukri and Mesallam. While the Attorney General and his two assistants considered the sessions to be straight forward political talks and discussions, the author insisted on calling...
This article describes the attempts made to solve the problems caused by the group that controlled the Labor Party and manipulated anything it could to achieve its political, moral and journalistic aims.
Akher Saa has devoted seven pages to the heated conversation, Faisal Al-Qasam, the broadcaster of Al-Gezira channel had between Dr. Rifa’at Al-Said, the secretary of the Tagammu Party and Adel Hussein, the secretary of the Labor Party. This confrontation reveals Hussein’s way of arguing and the...
The author thinks that the main problem of Adel Hussein is that he still imagines that, within a week or a month, a revolution will erupt protesting against the suspension of his party. Hussein still thinks that he is the sponsor of Islam and can grant forgiveness for whatever he likes, and that...
After the crisis around Haider’s novel "A Banquet for Seaweed" developed fast, the fire also spread inside the Labor Party itself. The bomb exploded in the hand that carried it. Internal conflicts sparked in the party including the conflict over its presidency.

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