vendredi 3 février 2012

Egypt: A black curtain now covers the Egyptian judiciary.

 Adel Imam "The Arab Charlot" sentenced to three months in prison.

A Cairo court sentenced to three months in prison the famous actor Adel Imam, for "defaming Islam" in the roles he played on screen and stage, he said February 2, 2012 .Adel Imam, the most famous actor in the Arab world, said he had been sentenced in absentia to hard labor after being prosecuted by Asran Mansour, a lawyer close to the Islamists." I will appeal the sentence" (...) some people seeking glory sued me for some of my services they see as insulting to Islam, and this is obviously not true. All films or plays in which I played were subject to censorship. If it had been found to be defamatory, it would have banned ", he said. 

 During a televised debate in 1998, Adel Imam, who is a goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) since 2000, had a very tense discussion with three Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, which dominate today the Egyptian Parliament. 

Adel Imam, a life dedicated to Egyptian cinema and theater. 

Mohammed Najarini before taking the surname of Imam Adil was born May 17, 1940 in Cairo. He began his acting career when in 1964, Fouad Al Mohandiss engages him in his play "Me, him and her."  
Now he plays in comic plays and above all it will burst the screen cinema in a hundred films and several television series.All the great Egyptian directors will compete for his services during his 58 year career since Mahmoud Zulfikar, Fatin Abdel Wahab, Magdy Hafez, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, Abbas Kamel, Niazi Mustafa, Mohamed Khan to name only those. 
He garnered awards and honors since he need only be on view to ensure by itself a successful Egyptian film in the Arab world. The triumph of the Yacoubian Building (Omaret yakobean) by Marwan Hamed in 2005, adapted from the bestselling novel by the writer Alaa Al-Aswani, might not have been secured without the benefit of Adel Imam. Without him, the Egyptian cinema would survive the crisis it is currently experiencing.His small size, his jokes and his jovial laugh is nicknamed the "Charlie Chaplin of The Arab World".

The Egyptian revolution is just beginning.

The name of what Islam, do we want to kill the Egyptian cinema? For if he be condemned Adel Imam, then we must imprison all the actors and directors and Egyptian writers.When Adel Imam plays the role of a Muslim fundamentalist in the play "Al-Zaeem (The leader)" who derides the autocratic leaders of the region did not anticipate it not what is happening in North Africa?Who has not lived today denounced the situation in the film "Al-irhabi (The Terrorist)"? 

If Adel Imam is condemned, it is just the Arabic cinema and theater that are threatened by these obscure courts which can sacrifice the artistic talents on behalf of an intolerant Islam ... imaginary. 
That's all that Egyptian intellectuals have spent a lot of yelling at Tahrir Square but I think they are not yet completed their sentences. For if they do not tear the veil completely covering the black Islamic justice, their revolution has been a total failure and its martyrs will die for nothing.

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