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Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues

Egyptian Aak 2016-Week 5 ( Feb 1-7)

  Top Headlines Italian student found dead in Egypt. Thursday Italian foreign ministry calls for joint investigation into student’s death Cessation Court accepts appeal against 149 death sentences in the Kerdasa massacre. Wednesday Police kill 2 alleged members of Ajnad … Continue reading

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Obama’s misguided cropped image of Islam

    Obama’s visit to the Baltimore Mosque. Via White House Amidst the rising global hatred against Muslims, American President Barak Obama visited a mosque in Baltimore. President Obama delivered a speech calling for harmony and religious, but during the … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 4 ( Jan25-31)

Top Headlines Amid heavy security, Egypt marks 5th anniversary of uprising. Monday Egyptian F-16 aircraft crashes, killing crew. Thursday Charges lifted for 73 security officials in illicit gains case against Mubarak’s El-Adly. Thursday Egypt refutes reports claiming those responsible for … Continue reading

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Egypt’s nonsensical heroism

  A video of two young men, Ahmed Malek, an aspiring actor and his friend, satire show reporter Shady Abu-Zaid, handing out condom balloons to police on the fifth anniversary of Egypt’s uprising has gone viral, triggering an ongoing flurry … Continue reading

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Italy’s shambolic appeasement of Islamism

Plywood boxes concealed the nude statues at the museum in Rome Photo via BBC   Iranian President Rouhani is in Europe seeking to boost economic ties after the implementation of the Iran deal and the lifting of sanctions on his … Continue reading

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Reblog: EU commission letter to Turkey on renewing accession negotiations

The letter on the deal the EU made with Turkey has finally been made public. Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake has published it together with her thoughts on the situation in Turkey. ‪ This paragraph, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 3 ( Jan19-24)

Top Headlines Giza blast kills 7 Egyptian policemen and 3 civilians. Thursday Chinese president arrives for Cairo visit, set for bilateral talks. Thursday Two Egypt-based militant groups claim responsibility for ‪Giza attack. Friday Egypt denies reports of mediation efforts with … Continue reading

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The anniversary of the Revolution and the need for truth and clarity

  Egypt’s 2012 election, Ahmed Shafiq versus Mohamed Morsi. Via Ahram An Egyptian proverb claims that Egypt was built by a “Halawani” sweet maker, a reference to the Egyptians’ addiction to sweet deserts and sweet talk too. The making of … Continue reading

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The cultural elements of the Cologne attacks

Along with the new year, a new challenge has come to Germany—and the rest of Europe: coordinated group sexual harassment. On December 31, 2015, about 1,500 men, including some who had recently arrived to Europe as asylum seekers, sexually assaulted … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 2 ( Jan 11- 17)

  Top Headlines Egypt extends state of emergency in North Sinai until April. Tuesday Egypt’s Cabinet has approved a draft law criminalizing the use of “terrorist” symbols. Wednesday ‪ Egypt extends participation in Yemen conflict for up to one year. … Continue reading

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