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This Week in Egypt: Week 26-2018 ( June 25-July 1)

Top Headlines Egypt’s President Al-Sisi appoints Abbas Kamel as the country’s new chief of General Intelligence Service Egypt’s Sisi, facing online backlash, says country is on “the right track” Egypt’s national football coachis fired following disappointing World Cup campaign Egypt … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 43- 2017 (Oct 23-29)

Top headlines Egypt’s Sisi orders security reshuffle after attacks Egypt’s Sisi appoints new chief-of-staff of the Armed Forces Pentagon officials announced a $64 million contract New mobile surveillance system for Egypt’s France’s Macron stresses security, not rights, with Egyptian leader … Continue reading

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Muslims, France, and the war on shorts

  Photo via UK’s Independent/ Getty Images In the wake of the Burkini war, a violent skirmish of altogether different proportions has surfaced in France. In the southern French city of Toulon, two women wearing shorts were verbally assaulted as … Continue reading

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Essentializing Islam will not stop Islamophobia

( A woman wearing Niqab in France- Via AFP) The cynical glee with which the Western media publicly flaunts — and generalizes — the practice of Islamic customs has become a disturbing pattern. The Hijab, Nigab, and Burkini have now … Continue reading

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The Right Not To Wear A Burkini

The ban on the Islamic burkini, or full-body swimsuit, on the beaches of the French Riviera has triggered heated debates and controversies. For some, it is a ban on freedom of choice; for others, the ban is a symbol of … Continue reading

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Muslims and Charlie Hebdo

( Photo via Twitter) A depiction of the Prophet Mohammed crying and holding a “Je suis Charlie” sign under the words, “Tout Est Pardonné” (“All is forgiven.”) on the new cover of the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo is ironically, … Continue reading

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