Monthly Archives: March 2013

Diary of Aak, week13: The Kaboos

TV host Bassem Youssef arrives at high court on Sunday  (Photo: Ahram) Main Headlines Monday FJP denounces violence, and demand justice Prosecution orders arrest of five activists Alaa Abdel Fatah to surrender to proesecutors in attack on Brotherhood HQ case … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak: Week 12

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him.” (Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov) ( Photo Reuters, … Continue reading

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The Muslim Brotherhood’s treatment of women reveals its agenda for Egypt

(photo, EuroNews) This piece was initially published in The Globe And Mail On Saturday in Cairo, a young Egyptian female activist, Mervat Moussa, was slapped to the ground by a member of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood. Her only crime was demonstrating in … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak (Week 11): When Fecklessness is An Attitude.

(Bakers protest in front of Ministry of Supply via  Elijah Zarwan) Main Headlines Monday Shura Council seeks way out of electoral law stalemate ‪Qatar says no more aid to Egypt for now Egyptian Copt dies in Libyan detention Police in Giza, and … Continue reading

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Tweets and Maladies: The Case of Samira Ibrahim

(Photo Al-Jazeera English) Initially published in  Tahrir Squared Samira Ibrahim: a tragic tale of courage and bigotry. As a young Egyptian activist, she stood up against sexual exploitation and the virginity tests in Egypt carried out by army personnel under … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak: Week 10

(Egyptian riot police, Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany) Main Headlines Monday Thousands attend funeral in Port Said, and chant against the Brotherhood. Judge ruling in Mubarak’s retrial to step down. Comedian Bassem Youssef charged (again) with defaming Morsy. Foreign reserve continues … Continue reading

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To Boycott Or Not To Boycott : That Is The Question!

I wrote this piece for Tahrir Squared before today’s court verdict to suspend Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary election, still I think it is relevant and I hope it provides the leaders of opposition parties in Egypt with some food for thought. … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak: Week 9

(Friday Protestors demanding the return of Military rule. Photo, the Daily News Egypt) Main Headlines:  Monday Morsi uses TV interview to burnish image. Salafist Nour Party to run in parliamentary elections.  Beltagy: ‪Opposition makes farcical demands to postpone elections Qandil … Continue reading

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