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The State Security Prosecutor held investigations with the a leading person working with the Ministry of Culture. This person is said to be responsible for the release of the novel "Banquet for the Seaweed".
The Minister of Culture, Farouq Hosni, reiterated his previous statement on the controversial novel and asserted that the allegation that the Ministry could approve such publications is outrageous and may be a sort of political profiteering. Similar articles appeared in Al-Ahram (p.1), Al-Akhbar (...
It is neither Poetry nor creativity, it is only vulgarity that humiliates God and the prophets using sexual conversation and expressions. This is how the writer described the anthology of "Woman who likes the sea" and the novel of "The mint aroma" which the Ministry of Culture issued in the series...
The news paper asked the Minister of Culture to resign as a way to apologize for printing and financing tens of books that are against morality, including "Banquette for Seaweed", and for giving many contradictory declarations.
Mohammed Al-Qudusi asked the intellectuals, in a long article, to sign a statement which condemns the officials of the Ministry of Culture whom he described as "Freedom enemies and creation falsifiers", after their intervention in the poetry anthology of Abdel Wahab Dawoud. They add and eliminate...
Hundreds of people gathered at the conference of the Labor Party to protest and condemn the controversial novel "Banquet for the Seaweed". They urged the state to destitute the Minister of Culture. Adel Hussein, the secretary-general of the Labor Party, claimed that there is a Zionist plan and...
Afaq Arabia ran an article by Abdullah Al-Tahawy saying that some weak and uncreative writers find insulting Islamic values the shortest way to be famous. Some writers want their books to be banned, then they can run to Human Rights Groups and the Leftists and start wailing about the lack of...
Al-Shaab carried out a fierce campaign against the novel "Banquet for the Seaweed". It opened with an article which stated that the people’s outrage against the Minister of Culture has transferred from the Azhar University to the Faculty of Islamic Studies. Page 3 showed the opinion of some...
For the third day, several students from the Azhar University joined in a hunger strike inside the male and female dormitories. Students gathered at the University City mosque and shouted against the Government and the Minister of Culture. They refused to participate in negotiations conducted by...
75 students were held in detention for 15 days for participating in the Azhar riots, and for some other charges. The students revealed their refusal of Haider’s "Banquet for the Seaweed". Other articles about the same subject appeared in Al-Akhbar, Al-Wafd, Al-Ahrar of the same day.

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