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Al-Shaab launched an attack on the Minister of Culture in several articles in the same issue. Several writers have contributed to this attack in the May 16, issue. Adel Hussein commented on the threats of closing down the Labor Party saying, "Threats of closing down the Party, stopping the paper or...
Dr. Tantawi, the Sheikh of the Azhar, told Sawt Al Azhar, after returning from Saudi Arabia, about the first time he heard about the novel" Banquet for Seaweed." He confirmed that he waited for the Ministry of Culture to bring the novel to the Azhar, but the Minister didn’t take any steps to do so.
Al-Ahrar writes that the Islamic Research Institute of the Azhar announced that Haider’s novel is full of words that humiliate and insult religion, Allah, the Qur’an and Prophet Mohammed. In addition, it said that the Ministry of Culture did not ask the Azhar for its opinion before publishing the...
In this article, Salah Montassar tries to give an overall view about the novel "A Banquet for Seaweed." Firstly, he exposes and comments on the content of the novel. Then he comments on the revolution against the novel by asking whether it was a sincere revolution for religion or simply a secular...
The writer of this article wonders why the Ministry of Culture doesn’t publish the works of Egyptian writers first. How could they publish the work of an unknown Syrian writer, while the young writers in Egypt are facing great difficulties in getting their works published.
The Attorney General announced that the statement issued by the Azhar Islamic Research Institute regarding the novel "A Banquet for Seaweed" will be considered by the Supreme State Security Prosecution. He had also received a note from Farouq Hosni, Minister of Culture, regarding the same issue. In...
In a very long article Ibrahim Sa’ada criticized and blamed all the parties involved in the recent controversy about the novel "A Banquet for Seaweed," which provoked unprecedented riots in the Azhar University.
In a quick interview with the Egyptian Minister of Culture, he confirmed that he understood that the Labor Party is now in charge of the preaching mission for extremism. Regarding the statement of Ahmed Omar Hashem, in which he urged the burning of the book, the Minister was shocked, as it reveals...
Responsible personnel at the Ministry of Culture face up about 5 years imprisonment.
In a statement signed by 60 scholars from the Azhar University, the General Organization for Books and the Ministry of Culture were accused of releasing blasphemous publications which attack Islamic ideology and prophet Mohammed’s biography.

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