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The Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organisation?

This piece initially published in The Globe and Mail The designation of the Muslim Brotherhood group as a terrorist organization is the most recent example of a growing political agitation in Egypt, a new climax of an ongoing crisis that has shattered Egyptian … Continue reading

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Egypt reacts to the news of Negm, Mandela, Sisi

This piece is published in Al-Monitor Two great losses and one poll summarize Egypt’s current struggle in a nutshell. The widespread mourning following the death of Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm; the sorrow in Egypt for the passing of iconic South African leader Nelson … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak. Week 44

Main headlines  Monday Pro-Morsi Al-Azhar students clash with security forces Morsi rejects authority of the court due to try him British’s Guardian  backs ‘counter-revolution’, says Egypt presidential aide Libya to confirm 100 Egyptian immigrants lost in the desert April 6 … Continue reading

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Egypt and Political Satire

Will political satire survive in Egypt? Since January 2011, satirist Bassem Youssef has become Egypt’s most popular comedian. He has poked fun at nearly every one of Egypt’s political elite, and his merciless, biting jokes about ex-president Morsi’s poor performance and … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak. Week 39

Main Headlines  Monday Egypt’s urgent matters court bans activities of the Muslim Brotherhood Muslim Brotherhood figure says group will appeal dissolution verdict Brotherhood’s el-Erian calls for Egypt’s students to work against ‘fascist’ coup Brotherhood’s Salah Sultan detained at airport Civilians … Continue reading

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Women at Forefront Of Egypt’s Revolutionary Wave

This piece initially published in  Al-Monitor On June 30, the thunderous chanting of Egyptian women protesting against Mohammed Morsi, demanding that he leave office, echoed through the streets. Their voices were louder than their fellow men, adopting a collective firm, … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak-Week 29. The Brotherhood’s Nakba

 Main Headlines  Monday Deputy Secretary of State Burns began a two-days visit to Egypt Senior U.S. diplomat rebuffed by Morsi’s opponents Egypt freezes assets of 14 senior Islamist figures ‪Top prosecutor orders arrest of 7 Brotherhood figures Egypt army plans … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak. Week 27 -New SCAF vs. Old Islamists

Main Headlines  Monday Military issues 48-hours ultimatum‪ to president Morsi Armed forces spokesman: Egypt military doctrine does not permit coup Egyptian Presidency Issues statement Egypt’s Salafist Nour party calls for snap presidential polls Pro-Morsi-Marches reported in Cairo, and other governorates … Continue reading

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It’s the Identity, Stupid

(Photo via of June 30 demonstration in Cairo via Twitter) Millions and millions poured into the streets of Cairo and other regions of Egypt, calling for President Morsi to resign. The vast, unprecedented numbers of the June 30 demonstrations, which … Continue reading

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The Accomplishments of President Morsi

(Photo of Morsi’s achievements  booklet from FaceBook) “Months of achievements…President Morsi builds Egypt anew,” is a 124-page booklet authored by Reda al-Masry, a so-called “educational expert” and the author of several educational articles on the Brotherhood and other Islamic websites. … Continue reading

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