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One of the most confusing aspects of the recent clashes in Tahrīr Square is why they happened at all. The basic story, told at length here, is that a small group of sit-in protestors were dispersed violently by police, and as word spread more and more protestors joined their ranks. Eventually...
The morning of elections, I marveled at the political acumen of the Muslim Brotherhood. By afternoon, I was disappointed. At polling stations across Egypt the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party volunteers manned tables equipped with laptop computers and logged into the voter registration...
From before the revolution, many Copts have realized their community suffers from a dearth of political and civic participation. The Coptic Orthodox Church’s Bishopric of Youth, for example, has an area of focus entitled ‘Promoting Coptic Participation in Society’, which I encountered when a...
I took a stroll through our neighborhood this morning to see the early activity surrounding our four public schools hosting parliamentary elections. Polls opened at 8am, and I crossed the street, walked a block, and began to observe. A few things stuck me immediately. First, a long line. Over 100...
CH: We received this document from the Azhar through Dr. Nagia Abdelmoghney Said. The Azhar document is dated June 19, 2011. It was referred to in a recent meeting with Yousef Sidhom, editor-in-chief of Watani, and several others. It thus is an important document to refer to.  
In The Name Of God Most Gracious Most Merciful Our beloved country, Egypt, is going through a very critical transitional period after the 25th of January peaceful revolution. The current situation is very critical and demands a lot of wisdom and self-restraint. We are facing many challenges,...
News is almost never as it appears.  On December 1st I went with investigative researcher and former lieutenant with the Egyptian coastal security Intelligence Rā’id al-Sharqāwī to Tahrīr square.  The square is currently blocked for traffic by perhaps 2,000 demonstrators asking people wanting to...
Results of the first round of Egypt's first post-Mubārak parliamentary elections, as announced by the High Judicial Elections Commission (HJEC) showed progress by the Democratic Alliance for Egypt, in which the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) obtained 40% of the votes, followed...
I’ve never thought for a single moment on January 28, 2011, known as the Friday of Anger, while I was marching with hundreds of thousands others screaming at the top of our lungs “Down with Mubārak!” that I was only paving the way for Islamists to make it to the corridors of power.  
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, the Azhar's Grand Shaykh, called on the Ministry of Interior Affairs to immediately ceasefire against the protesters. Shaykh al-Tayīb called on the Egyptian Armed Forces to avoid any confrontations among the people. Read original text in Arabic

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