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Until today arguments in Egypt rage about whether the removal of President Morsi was a coup d’état or not. For Morsi supporters the argument is clear: Morsi was the first elected president since 1952 and was removed by General al-Sisi on July 3, 2013. For Morsi opponents the argument is equally...
This interview took place in English and was recorded. Editorial notes have been made to clarify some statements. Slight English editing was done. The first part was transcribed by Cornelis Hulsman, the second part by Esther Schoorel.  
I have read the July 22 and October 22 interviews with Dr. Amr Darrag and find his answers to be typical of the Muslim Brotherhood, who present themselves as victims without indications that they are willing to acknowledge failures on their side.
Among the difficulties in assessing the news of Egypt is the Cairo-centrism of journalism. A problem plaguing the nation in general, all major newspapers operate from the capital attracting the best talent away from other regions in search of promotions and a better life. Quality of information...
The Egyptian revolution of January 25th brought hope for better Muslim-Christian relations, but unfortunately it did not take long for the hopes for many to evaporate. Optimism for better relations is still there, but many more feel that almost two years after the revolution tensions have increased...
An opinion poll by the Ibn Khaldūn Center for Research & Studies revealed that 67.9% are not pleased with the leadership of President Muḥammad Mursī and the government of Hishām Qandīl, appealing to the president to deliver on his pledges to step down if Egyptians’ blood was shed in protests. [...
A new government lineup under a prominent member of the Muslim Brotherhood group is almost finalized, according to the ikhwanonline.com website. [Mustafā Zahrān and Muḥammad Rabīʿ, al-Misryūn, Nov. 20, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), political wing to the Muslim Brotherhood Group (MB), withdraw from their claim to imprison Islām 'Afīfī, journalist and Editor-in-Chief of al-Dustūr newspaper, and will settle for a compensation. In the Duqqī Misdemeanor Court case 10703 for year 2012, 'Afīfī is...
Today’s overview tackles controversial statements by the former chief of the Muslim Brotherhood group, Muhammad Mahdī ‘Ākif in which he said that the MB will dominate the presidency, ministries embassies and all the state institutions and will also ikhwānize the people.
In politics, spin is inevitable. But in times of great political struggle spin is often transformed into misrepresentation. In Egypt these days, as seen in the press, the Muslim Brotherhood is spun virtually into a dervish. Consider first this article from al-Akhbar, ‘Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood...

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