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London Attacks: Five myths about Terrorism

Photo via Reuters Westminster, the Manchester Arena, and London Bridge ____ three terrorist attacks in three months in my adoptive country, Britain. Those gruesome crimes, however, have not changed the response to terror. Politicians, journalists, and commentators are still harping … Continue reading

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The Week in Egypt: Week 22 (May 29-June4)

Top Headlines Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar (early Monday) Egyptian closes its airspace and seaports for all Qatari transportation Four army personnel killed during anti-terrorist campaign in Egypt’s Western … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 21 (May 22-28)

Relatives of Coptic Christians surround their coffins, during their funeral service- via AP Top Headlines Gunmen in Egypt Force Coptic Christian Pilgrims From Buses and Kill at least 28 ISIS claims responsibility for deadly shooting on Coptic Christians in Egypt … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Come-to-Jesus Moment

Originally posted on salamamoussa:
Samuel Tadros, a chronicler of modern Egypt and its Copts, opens his new op-ed for the New York Times with a passionate and moody warning from a friend:  “At this rate Copts will be extinct in…

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The dismal state of some of Egypt’s Islamic scholars

Muslim scholar Salem Abdel Galil – Photo via Egypt today Sheikh Salem Abdel Galil, a prominent Egyptian Muslim scholar and former deputy minister for proselytization at Egypt’s Ministry of Religious Endowments, sparked a far-reaching controversy this week after he described … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 19 ( May 8- 14)

Top Headlines IMF reaches staff level agreement for second loan installment to Egypt Thomas Cook cancels hundreds of flights to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt on Foreign Office guidance Egypt’s Sisi receives an invite to upcoming Riyadah Trump summit Egyptian … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 18 ( May 1-7)

Top Headlines Gunmen kill three Egypt policemen in Cairo Egypt’s Al-Azhar university replaces head in apostasy row Cairo court cancels release order on bail for Brotherhood businessman Hassan Malek Islamic State leader in Egypt tells Muslims to avoid Christian gatherings … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 17 (April 24-30)

Pope Francis with Al-Azhar Grand Imam – via BBC Top Headlines Pope Francis visits Egypt to promote “unity and fraternity” Egypt’s Coptic pope signs agreement with Pope Francis on baptism recognition A Swiss court ordered Egyptian naturalgas companies to pay Israel … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 16 ( April 17-13)

Top Headlines Freed Egyptian American prisoner returns home following Trump intervention American President Donald Trump welcomes freed US-Egypt prisoner Aya Hijazi to White House Gunmen kill policeman in attack near Egypt’s St. Catherine’s Monastery Egypt’s Sisi visits Saudi Arabia to … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017 – Week 15 ( Apr 10-16)

Main Headlines Interior ministry announces identity ‪Sunday’s suicide bombers of both Alexandria and Tanta Cathedrals Parliament approves Emergency Law amendment, permitting indefinite detention Egypt arrests 13 on suspicion of planning terror attacks   Egyptian police loses three females in Sunday’s bombing, … Continue reading

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