Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood’s International links: More hindrance than help

Three months after June30, the Brotherhood leaders are either in prison, hiding, or in exile. Following the massive crackdown, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has decided to move its media center to an undisclosed address in London. This announcement has coincided … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt, June30 | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

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

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Different Approach to Egypt’s future.

The sense among many activists and observers of Egypt is resignation and pessimism. Many fear that Egypt is on the wrong track, heading away from democracy, and back to an era of autocracy and a police state. This feeling is … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt, June30 | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Egyptian Aak- Week 38

Main Headline Monday Egypt army storms Islamist held town of Dalga Nine Egyptian policemen wounded in Sinai blast Egypt’s liberal party to join protests against state of emergency extension Cairo University cancels deputizing University security Rebuffed Nour Party representative walks … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt | Leave a comment

Week 37- A Few Thoughts. The Brotherhood’s New strategy

 A month has passed since the forced ending of the pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo. The widespread security crackdown and the arrest of the Brotherhood’s most senior cadres have had a huge impact in paralyzing the main skeleton of the group and has … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt, June30 | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Egyptian Aak. Week 37

Main Headlines Monday Egyptian foreign ministry demands France and EU to denounce terrorism in Egypt Constitution panel sets a 75% vote to approve articles Qatar agrees to convert $2 bn into Egypt bonds: reports Shafiq says won’t run for presidency … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Egyptian Aak-Week36. Egypt between The Literalists and The Opportunists

Main Headlines: Monday Judicial advisory body recommends dissolution of Egypt’s Brotherhood Egyptian authorties charges Morsi with inciting murder Islamists plan rallies on Tuesday marking two months since the overthrow of Morsi Sisi meets with UAE Crown Prince Giza police station … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt, June30 | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Egypt Debates US Strike on Syria

I wrote this piece for Al-Monitor As the debate rages in the United States and other Western nations about a possible strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a parallel debate is taking place in Egypt. Officially, the interim … Continue reading

Posted in Egypt, Syria | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Week 35-A Few Thoughts. Egypt’s New Political Map

Published in the Daily News Egypt The political map of Egypt is slowly changing. As events continue to unfold following the June30 and then the July3 coup, there are emerging new realties that may have an impact the future of … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt, June30 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Egyptian Aak- Week 35

Main Headlines  Monday Brotherhood’s El-Shater given fresh incitement charge Egypt’s presidency to hold talks with Salafi Nour party Al-Nour party to participate in amending constitution Tamarod likely to form political party Egyptian Foreign Ministry slams Turkish PM’s criticism of Al-Azhar’s … Continue reading

Posted in Diary of Aak, Egypt | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment