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In Tahrīr and in squares throughout the nation, Egyptians once again filled public space. In fact, by appearances they did so in greater numbers than at the height of the January 25 revolution which deposed President Mubārak. What is not clear altogether is why they were there, or who they...
[This is a full transcript of an interview made on December 2, 2011] The results of the first round of the Egyptian elections show that Islamist parties appear to have won by a landslide. The Muslim Brotherhood created the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) that has apparently received 40-45 percent...
Media dialogue have become an important tool that can damage the relationships among the Egyptian people due to their sectarian nature.
Following publication of a report detailing video evidence from the October 9, 2011 attack on a mostly Coptic demonstration at Maspero, a few people have sent in additional evidence. This appendix report updates the original text.Officer Fires on Protestors – Maspero (30 seconds)
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...
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...
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) [non-governmental federation for human rights organizations founded in 1922. Its general secretariat is in Paris] demanded from the Egyptian authorities to make a fair investigation in the Maspero incidents and hold those involved to...
Veteran journalist Lex Runderkamp visited Egypt to report about what happened on September 30th in Mārīnāb. He reported for Dutch TV, in prime time, on November 26th [Title: “Conflict between Copts and Muslims is complicated”].
  The report prepared by the fact-finding committee formed by the National Council for Human Right (NCHR) has blamed "unknown civilians" for stirring up the events that left 28 persons dead and dozens injured following clashes between army personnel and Coptic protestors.  
As an American Christian in Egypt I find that I instinctively view events here through the following lens: Liberals are the good guys, Islamists are the bad guys, and the army is somewhere in between, perhaps neutral, perhaps not. Complicated times beg for simplistic narratives, and this one...

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