Monday, September 19, 2005

In Case you did not know…

Egypt’s Prime Minister rejected the resignation of the minister of culture, Farouq Hosni, over Bani Suef’s inferno that killed more than 45 Egyptians on September 5. Because we hold our citizens accountable all the time.

Many Egyptian artists and citizens decided not to participate in the annual festival of Egypt’s experimental theatre. As a reaction, the minister of culture cancelled the opening ceremony in respect of the deceased victims. Is it in respect or in avoidance to the embarrassment? If he is respecting Egypt’s artists, why did not he shoulder his responsibility to protect the lives of the innocent lives by taking their work and his work more seriously instead of grilling them in an unequipped theatre lacking all measures for their safety?

In Solidarity with the Victims of the Beni Sweif Disaster (Arabic & English)


At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although officially Prime Minister Nazif was the one who rejected the resignation of the Culture Minister, this was actually done on the instigation of the President. As it seems, the President does want to go through the hassle of dismissing a minister and appointing a new one while he is going to change the entire cabinet in a matter of days now.

At 1:56 PM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

How one can forget that "Masr Mubarak" :)


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