Archive for 'Egypt'
Although it is unclear exactly how many Copts have left Egypt in the wake of a string of violent incidents and many deaths, it is hardly surprising that a good number of those who are able to move – generally the wealthier and more educated – are choosing to do so.
Coptic Christians celebrated Easter yesterday, [...]
Well done to Egyptian TV host Riham Said for removing her headscarf and generally getting in the face of an intolerant cleric she was interviewing.
Posted: May 4th, 2013 under Egypt.
After being charged by the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government of Egypt with insulting President Mohamed Morsi and Islam (the charges were dropped thanks to publicity from Jon Stewart and others), TV political satirist Bassem Youssef was not intimidated:
While I am generally skeptical of comparisons to Nazi Germany, in the case of Egypt’s MB there is a [...]
After the Egyptian government arrested TV political satirist Bassem Youssef on charges of insulting President Mohamed Morsi and Islam (he has been released on bail), his fellow TV political satirist, Jon Stewart, came to Youssef’s defense in a brilliant segment on “The Daily Show” (available on YouTube for a change):
The US embassy in Cairo tweeted [...]
First, via UN Watch’s email briefings, here is a report which is more surreal than surprising:
GENEVA, March 13 - At the UN Human Rights Council on Friday, Syria accused Israel of violating human rights of children in the Golan, while diplomats met in another chamber on the same day to discuss a Syrian-drafted resolution, to be adopted [...]
My support for the Egyptians protesting the dictatorial behavior of President Mohammed Morsi has gone up another notch.
This is how they improved the appearance of a wall that the military built to block the demonstrators from approaching the Presidential Palace, and mocked the regime’s fear of its opponents:
Posted: December 13th, 2012 under Egypt.
What struck me (in a good way) about this video of anti-Morsi demonstrators in Cairo is that– unlike in so many other opposition marches in the region– women, both veiled and unveiled, are mixed in with the crowd.
(Via EA WorldView)
And I found this photo– of a Muslim Brotherhood man trying to silence an anti-Morsi woman– [...]
Posted: December 7th, 2012 under Egypt.
This is a cross post from Dr. Iman Bibars, Vice President of Ashoka Global and Regional Director of Ashoka Arab World.
Open any international newspaper today and read a misleading, watered-down version of the truth.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters clash with protestors, Morsi’s backers and rivals battle in streets of Cairo, Egypt descends further into political turmoil – these are all spins on what [...]
The Los Angeles Times reports:
More than a dozen Egyptian protesters, angry over what they called an anti-Muslim video, scaled the outer wall of the fortress-like U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and took down an American flag.
In its place, they raised a black flag that read: “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is [...]
When Egypt’s new president Mohammed Morsi denied through a spokesman that he gave an interview published by Iran’s Fars News Agency, I was willing to take his word for it.
After all, Fars is not exactly known for its scrupulous accuracy.
But now I’m not so sure, after Morsi’s spokesman denied that he sent a relatively friendly [...]
Posted: August 1st, 2012 under Egypt.