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In 2000, after violent protests against it, the anti-Islamic book translated as A Banquet for Seaweed was banned in Egypt. The widespread nature of the protests reflects the domination of religious thought in Egypt; however, the book was defended by Syrian author Hilmī al-Nimnim.   According to al-...
Al-Arabi reviewed the opinions of different intellectuals and prominent figures among them are: " General Fou’ad Allam, Ex-Manager of the State Security Police, who said that it is very difficult to confirm whether someone was behind the demonstrations of the students of the Azhar, " Spokesman...
A Muslim Brotherhood’s representative made an inquiry questioning the Minister of Culture about the last three novels published by the General Authority for Cultural Palaces, claiming that they violate general decency. The Minister of Culture ordered an investigation into the matter, which ended...
Rose al-Youssef has taken upon itself to confront two recent, suspicious, religion-related phenomena. One is the new breed of Shaykh preaching in private homes. The other is the hypocritical defense of Islām in the face of a wave of offending literary works. There is now a third phenomenon...
The three weekly publications ran simultaneous interviews with the Sheikh of the Azhar, Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, who was angry about the accusation of being away during the strongest ever controversy in the Egyptian society, which was about the novel "A Banquet for seaweed."
Al-Gama’iya al- Tashri’aya [Society for the Application of the Sharī‘ah] condemned in a sharp worded statement the publishing of the novel "Banquet for the Seaweed". The article reviewed opinions of the Azhar scholars. After reviewing the scholars’ opinions, the writer turned to the accusation...
A discussion of the issue of freedom of expression, and media responsibility, following the publication, in a Danish newspaper, of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, perceived by Muslims as anti-Islamic.
The author commented on Tareq Al-Bishri’s article, in which he compared the attitude of the State towards the Coptic youth demonstrations against what Al-Nabaa published to the Azhar students’ demonstrations against the publication of the "Banquet for Seaweed." He believes that the State was very...
This is not just an interview. It is an attempt to break the silence and conspiracy over Nasr Hamed Abu-Zeid being sent into exile. How long will Nasr Abu-Zeid remain in exile? Who has benefited from changing an intellectual and researcher into a "cultural refugee"? Why does his leaving Egypt now,...
The unfortunate and barbaric events in Palestine have taken us into a new wave of angry protests by university students throughout Egypt, shouting their support for their Palestinian brothers, which is perfectly acceptable. However, these protest marches have quickly deteriorated into anarchism...

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