AL-THAWRI: Sanaa weekly, 20-8-98. [Archives:1998/34/Press Review]

August 24 1998

(Yemeni Socialist Party – YSP)   Main Headline:
1- YSP members submit a list of missing people to the UN Human Rights Committee visiting Yemen.
2- YSP central committee is to hold its 36th session on 7 September.
3- YSP refutes allegation by the Ministry of Interior that the bomber of Al-Khair mosque is a YSP member.
4- YSP condemns the government’s endorsement of a law restricting public demonstrations.
5- A bomb explosion near the Hunaina mosque in Hodeida kills five and injures 17.
Article Summary:
Yemeni Universities Conquered by Extremism
By Nizar Al-Mithali
At every possible occasion, the Yemeni government denies the existence of extremists and terrorists form other Arab and Muslim countries in Yemen. However, some of these people come to the country under the guise of academics and university professors.
One such man is an Algerian professor working at Dhamar University. He refused to adopt a more enlightened book of Islamic culture in favor of another book that brands almost all prominent Arab thinkers as infidels. A university lecturer can have a strong influence on impressionable young men and women.