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“Seven police personnel injured in US Consulate clashes in Alexandria”
Anti-US protests spread to Alexandria as protesters try to storm the US Consulate.
“Egypt PM says 'number' of US embassy rioters were paid”
Prime Minister Hisham Qandil says some of the protesters in front of the US embassy were paid to wreak havoc.
“Nader Bakkar calls for revoking citizenship for insulting prophets”
Salafist call for revoking citizenship of Egyptians who insult any of the prophets in Islam.
“Man died in embassy clashes, uneasy calm after protesters dispersed”
After five days of clashes, Egyptian authorities report one death and more than three hundred arrested.
“Editor’s Letter: Sand coalitions on the beach”
Maher Hamoud comments on the recent announcements of new coalitions on the Egyptian political scene.
“The Art of Making Enemies”
Sarah El Sirgany comments on the recent events surrounding the protest against the controversial film “Innocence of Muslims.”
“Conspiracies of convenience: what's behind the film fracas?”
Hani Shukrallah says a number of different parties were interested in the violent end result that the film insulting the Prophet produced.
“Cairo’s Many Shades of Protests: What They Reveal About How the New Egypt Operates”
Ashraf Khalil argues that the recent violent protests in Egypt illustrate the lack of experience of the Muslim Brotherhood in ruling the country.
“US media angrily marvels at the lack of Muslim gratitude”
Glenn Greenwald comments on remarks in US media saying that Egyptians and Libyans should be grateful for US help in overthrowing their dictators.
“What Europe should tell Mohammed Morsi”
Elijah Zarwan and Issandr El Amrani discuss the relationship between Egypt and the EU and President Morsi’s recent visit to Brussels.
“Morsy’s Syria quartet in Cairo”
The President attempts to resolve the crisis in Syria at a meeting with envoys from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Iran in Cairo.
“Egypt’s Greatest ‘Pyramid Scheme’”
Rebel Economy reports a pyramid scheme that is exploiting the difficult economic conditions in Egypt to gain greater popularity.
“Protests at five universities with the beginning of the school year”
Students and staff at universities across the country protest against lack of positive steps of the new government towards better financing of high education.
“Former AIO chief slams El-Brince’s statements”
Former head of the military industrial body says accusations that he offered a bribe to the president are false.
“An Egyptian Obama?”
Mark LeVine looks into Mohamed Morsi’s presidency, discussing the recent history of the metal scene in Egypt.
“‘Our Condolences,’ the Muslim Brotherhood Says”
Khairat Al-Shater says he doesn’t hold the American government and citizens responsible for the film “Innocence of Muslims.”
“Muslim Brotherhood Press Release regarding Today’s Rallies in Front of All Mosques”
The Muslim Brotherhood says it will participate in Friday’s protests only symbolically, calling protesters to be peaceful.
“Egypt’s interior ministry confronted by deep-rooted wrath”
The escalation of violence in downtown Cairo might not necessarily be only because of the film insulting the Prophet.
“في انتظار نهاية العالم”
Mohamed Abou Al-Gheit talks about the questionable background of new interior minister Ahmed Gamal El-Din
“ماذا بعد غزوة السفارة الأمريكية؟”
Wael Qandil argues that Egypt’s enemies won from the recent violent protests in Cairo.
“أول اجتماع لـ«كبار العلماء» برئاسة «الطيب»: الاتفاق على عدم تغيير «المادة الثانية»”
Al-Azhar Ulema discuss the need for independence of the religious institution from the government.
“المصرية نصف الثورة هل تودّع الحريات بفتاوى؟”
Amina Kheiry talks about the lack of political gains of women in the new government.
“بعد تقديمها لنتائج تحقيقاتها الميدانية للجنة جمع المعلومات والأدلة وتقصي الحقائق المبادرة المصرية: نتطلع لمحاسبة كافة المسؤولين عن قتل واصابة المواطنين حسابا عادلا”
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights accuses in a report the military police of failing to prevent sectarian violence between Christians and Muslims in March 2011.
“يا نساء مصر تقدمن”
Mostafa Al-Naggar’s follow-up article talking about women’s empowerment in Egypt.
“من مكة إلى واشنطن عبر طهران: مـصـر «إخـوانـيـة» فـي إيــران؟”
Talal Salman discusses the implications of President Morsi’s visit to Iran.
Recent Jadailyya articles on Egypt:
انتفاضة الدفاع عن الرسول بين لوع جماعة الإخوان ومقاومة الاستعمار
Mohamed Waked discusses the political consequences in Egypt of the tension the film insulting the Prophet has produced.
Of Stupid Men and Smart Machines
Ahmad Shokr and Anjali Kamat argue that there are reasons beyond the film insulting the Prophet for the recent violence in the Muslim world.
Democracy Now! Interview with Islamic Scholar Tariq Ramadan on the Growing Mideast Protests and "Islam & the Arab Awakening"
Professor Tariq Ramadan says that the recent violence in Libya is not necessarily connected to the film insulting the Prophet.
Activism in the Coptic Diaspora: A Brief Introduction
Paul Sedra reflects on the difference between the Coptic community in Egypt and its diaspora abroad.
September 11th, Islamophobia, and the ‘Persecution Industry'
Paul Sedra writes about the realpolitik behind Westerners’ preoccupation with sectarian violence against Christians in Egypt.
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