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On Copts of Egypt: A Personal Journey

Cairo ___ many years ago, my primary school teacher took me aside and gave me a stern ultimatum. Either cut my links with one of my friends, “C,” or my school performance would be affected. In my teacher’s view, “C” … Continue reading

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Morsi Condemnation Of Lynchings Not Enough

(Egyptians carry the coffin of a Shiite victim, via Reuters) I wrote this piece for Al-Monitor My guidebook described it as “the ideal mosque in Las Vegas.” This odd statement motivated me to visit Sayyida Zeinab‘s shrine in southern Damascus. Immediately, I … Continue reading

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