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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...
Who is behind ignoring the opinion of the Mufti of Egypt [an official who gives his religious opinions based on Islamic law and logical measurement] in the matter of the novel "A Banquet for the Seaweed"? Why was he silent? Why did the government not ask his opinion, although it has asked the...
In an interview with Al-Arabi, Dr. Nasr Farid Wasel, the Mufti of Egypt gave his opinion concerning normalization with Israel, saying explicitly" I am against any co-operation with the enemy". He was also strong in urging for technological support in Muslim countries, in changing and developing...
In an interview with Al-Ahrar, the Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni, revealed that he accepts the censorship of the Azhar, "only if the work deals with a religious subject". However, in his capacity as an official in charge of culture, he refused to allow the supreme council of culture to...
After recounting the consequences of publishing the novel "A Banquet for Seaweed", the writers expose their conversation with Sheikh Abu Al-Wafa Agor, the General Secretary of the Islamic Researches complex, in which he give his opinion concerning the events of the "Banquet".
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.
The greatest Egyptian critic, Dr. Abdel Qader El-Qot, who participated in the committee which studied the novel "A Banquet for Seaweed" and who prepared a report for the Higher State Security Prosecutor, warned about the superficial understanding of a literary work. He assured that the Azhar has...
The Syrian novelist, Haider Haider, defended himself in a telephone conversation with the author and refuted the charges of insulting the Qur’an and humiliating the Prophet. He said "I would have chosen my words [differently] if I had written this novel for Egyptians because I know that the...
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.
Dr. Ahmed Omar Hashem has shown his regret for his attack on the press in a press conference held yesterday. He said, we can’t ignore it’s value and it’s role in discovering the realities.
Two members of the Islamic Research Institute carried out a study about the novel "A Banquet for Seaweed," and held an extraordinary session to discuss this issue. They found out five irregularities in the novel.
Mohammed El-Rifa’i strongly criticized the statement of the Islamic Research Institute and described it as homicide against all intellectuals in Egypt.

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