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Nadine Marroushi

Islamists Dominate Tahrir Sit-In Against SCAF

[Egyptians in Tahrir Square, Cairo. Image originally posted to Flickr by Gigi Ibrahim.]

A few thousand people from across Egypt responded to the Muslim Brotherhood’s call for a sit-in and protest in Tahrir Square today, though numbers were low compared to the major protests the epicenter of the revolution has witnessed in its history, and comprised mainly of Islamists, despite calls for a united front with Christians and liberals against the ruling military junta. The Muslim Brotherhood, its Freedom and Justice Party, the Salafi movement and the Nour ...

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In Disappointing Transition, Analysts Say Mubarak's Verdict Mocks Justice

[Post Mubarak's verdict in Cairo. Image originally posted to Flickr by Gigi Ibrahim.]

The only trial that has taken place against one of the fallen dictators of the Arab revolutions ended today. The verdicts in former President Hosni Mubarak's trial may have symbolic importance for the region, but many feel they have mocked the hundreds of martyrs who died fighting against a thirty-year-old repressive and corrupt regime, analysts said. Conducted in a transitional period that has been presided over by an unaccountable military body, the Supreme ...

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