Tag Archives: Salafis

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

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Islamists and Nudity

( Mermaid Statue in Alexandria – before vandalism) When Salafi Nour Party M.P. Gamal Hamed called for the abolition of ballet performances in Egypt, describing it as “immoral” and a form of “nude art,” many were shocked and questioned his … Continue reading

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Morsi Manages Egypt’s Economic Decline

I wrote this piece for Al-Monitor. Hope you find it interesting! In the midst of a regular monthly journey that I always dreaded, I stood in the long queue with my mother to collect our share of subsidized basic food items. … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak: Episode One

Presidential adviser for foreign affairs, Essam el-Haddad (Egypt’s real FM)  in UAE after arrest of “Brotherhood cell.” courtesy AlArabyia   Here is the first episode of my diary. As I wrote last week, ‘Aak’ is an Egyptian term that describes a messy situation.  Tuesday … Continue reading

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