Here's a great gossip article by Hammad Abdullah (in original Arabic or Google English) about the possibility of a Mohamed El Naschie vs. Ahmed Zewail debate. This would be one of a Cultural Salon series of lectures at the Cairo Opera House. Both men have lectured there previously, but never together. As we've heard before, El Naschie wants to debate, but Zewail's ignoring El Naschie. Good. El Naschie richly deserves ignoring.
The second paragraph is killer. It reports, if my understanding is correct, that El Naschie is under widespread Egyptian media criticism, being called not world renowned, not an intellectual, and he is being treated like a defendant. Oh dear.
محمد النشائي All El Naschie All The Time محمد النشائى