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Tensions Between Egypt’s Muslims and Christians are Rising

In Ägypten ist es erneut zu Spannungen zwischen Muslimen und Kopten gekommen, wie die Online-Zeitung «Al Masry Al Youm» am 24. Juni schreibt. Am 23. Juni belagerten mehrere hundert Muslime eine Kirche im mittelägyptischen Dorf Bani Ahmed und protestierten gegen … Continue reading

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More Anti-Christianity in Egypt

Tens of thousands of Egyptians led by hard-line Islamists escalated their protests Friday over the appointment of a Coptic Christian governor in southern Egypt, deepening mistrust between religious communities during the bumpy aftermath of Egypt’s revolution.  More than a week … Continue reading

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That Revolution in Egypt Is Turning into a Stinker

So much for change.  The One Tyrant has just been replaced by the tyranny of the many. The Egyptian government on Wednesday passed a law criminalizing protests and strikes. Under the new law, anyone organizing or calling for a protest … Continue reading

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Protecting Egyptian Antiquities: Taking Affirmative Action

George Washington University Capitol Archaeological Institute announced yesterday that it has launched an initiative to protect Egyptian antiquities from illicit trade around the world. The institute identified specific actions that the U.S. government and international law enforcement authorities should take … Continue reading

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Good Riddance to Zahi Hawass

He should have resigned ages ago.  The tyrant. Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s powerful and controversial antiquities chief, resigned on Thursday along with the prime minister, after posting on his Web site for the first time a list of dozens of sites … Continue reading

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Killing a Coptic Priest

In Egypt A Coptic Priest was found killed in his home in the Southern City of Assiut on Monday. Reverend Dawood Boutros had been dead for two days before relatives found him after failing to get in contact with him … Continue reading

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Until Our Own Problems are Solved, Stop Giving our Money Away!

That’s my message to the dimwits in Washington, who in spite of tremendous budgetary difficulties here, insist on flushing tax dollars down the sewer of the Middle East. The United States has announced it will provide $150 million in aid … Continue reading

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The US Lacks Credibility

Michele Keleman’s report on Morning Edition is a fantastic look at the disastrous consequences of American impotence in Mid Eastern affairs.  Extremely interesting is this remark by one David Miller, which is just spot on: “We are neither admired, respected … Continue reading

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The Egyptian Army is Standing With Mubarak

Hopes that the Army would side with the protesters were misplaced.  NPR reports Egypt’s military threw its weight Friday behind President Hosni Mubarak’s plan to stay in office through September elections while protesters fanned out to the presidential palace in … Continue reading

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Labor Strikes: Today in Egypt

Via CNN Thousands of Egyptian workers went on strike Thursday to demand better compensation, adding pressure to a government buckling under massive protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Various agencies launched strikes nationwide, including employees in the … Continue reading

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Bibi’s Worried…

That Egypt might fall into radical Islamic hands.  What Bibi, you mean you’re afraid that Egypt’s course might be charted by religious fundamentalists and radicals, like Israel? Egypt could fall into the hands of radical Islamists as a result of … Continue reading

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Today in Egypt

Things are actually improving.  Banks are open.  Life is returning to some normalcy.  And most importantly, the various parties are talking and not throwing rocks or bullets. Egypt’s vice president met a wide representation of major opposition groups for the … Continue reading

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Freedom of the (Burning of the) Press

Al-Jazeera’s offices in Cairo were stormed and torched and its Website hacked Friday, says the Pan-Arab broadcaster, while the top U.N. human rights official complained that media covering Egyptian pro-democracy protests are being arrested “in a blatant attempt to stifle news.” … Continue reading

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The Egyptian Army is Stepping In

The Egyptian army has called for protesters rallying for a ninth day against President Hosni Mubarak’s regime to go home and “return to normal life.”  In a call for protesters to leave the streets, Ismail Etman, a military spokesman said … Continue reading

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US Mideast Policy is a Ship Without a Sail or a Rudder

A fascinating essay in Al-Jazeera makes that general point explicit. In the midst of the startling and compelling events taking place in the Middle East since the advent of Tunisia’s ongoing “jasmine revolution”, with people taking to the streets in … Continue reading

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Benjamin Netanyahu: The World’s Biggest Hypocrite

Bibi wants the world to ‘demand’ that Egypt’s new government (if and when there is one) keep its peace treaty with Israel intact.  What hypocrisy!  Israel has ignored UN mandate after UN mandate.  He has encouraged the expansion of settlements … Continue reading

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The Coming Crackdown in Egypt (?)

Egypt’s military moves to take control of parts of Cairo. Show of force is seen as a sign that the army may be preparing to crack down. Thousands of protesters defy a curfew to gather for a demonstration that ends … Continue reading

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Mobs Freeing Prisoners: Today in Egypt

Gangs of armed men attacked at least four jails across Egypt before dawn Sunday, helping to free hundreds of Muslim militants and thousands of other inmates as police vanished from the streets of Cairo and other cities.  The U.S. Embassy … Continue reading

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An Analysis of the Egyptian Uprising: Will it Lead to an Islamist State?

Stuart links to an interesting couple of items in his recent post which is very much worth looking at.  If I may, it seems to me that there are a couple of issues that the West seems to be concerned … Continue reading

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Take Action on Behalf of the Egyptian People

Whether or not you appreciate the work of Amnesty International, you surely must care about the fate of the Egyptian people and Amnesty is going to speak up on their behalf.  If you’ll lend your voice, maybe we can all … Continue reading

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