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[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to email@example.com by Sunday night of every week.]
“Morsy revels in reflected glory”
President Morsi outlines achievements of the first hundred days of his administration in a speech during the ceremony commemorating thirty-nine years of the Sixth of October war.
“Morsy appoints emergency court judges”
Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights files a lawsuit against President Mohamed Morsi’s order to appoint thousands of judges in emergency state courts.
“Egyptian police drop 'malicious' blasphemy charges against Coptic teacher”
Coptic teacher accused of insulting Islam by an absent student.
“Egypt Is Poised to Regain Primacy Regionally and in World”
A translation of Mustafa al-Faki article on Egypt’s future foreign policy and role in the world.
“Blowback from Egypt's released jihadist militants?”
Issandr El Amrani’s commentary on a WJP article about the dangerous consequences of the recent release of terrorists and extremists.
“Former parliament speaker rebuffs corruption claims”
Saad El-Katatny, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and a former speaker of the parliament, refutes accusations that he squandered public funds.
“Impunity is the Keyword in Continued Security Violations”
Sarah El-Sirgany says police violence and torture continues in Egypt and authorities have not undertaken steps to prevent it.
“Ezz sentenced to seven years and ordered to pay over EGP 19 billion”
Steel tycoon receives verdict in one of the court cases against him for illegal profiteering and embezzlement of public funds.
“Microbus drivers strike for second day against fines”
Microbus divers demand cancellation of large fines imposed on them by traffic police.
“Two minors in Beni Suef accused of blasphemy”
A nine- and a ten-year-old taken to detention center after a village sheikh accused them of urinating on copies of the Quran.
“Still hope for Egypt's constitution”
Nathan Brown says that passing a constitution despite the objection of a minority would set the country in the wrong direction.
“Egypt doctors' strike a 'success': Syndicate strike committee”
Doctor’s union reports high participation rate in the doctor’s strike across the country.
“AUC's bitter strike ends as agreement is reached”
AUC students achieve reduction of tuition hikes and greater involvement of student body in decision-making at the university.
“Constituent Assembly escapes dissolution yet again”
Judge postpones decision on dissolution of the Constitution Assembly to 9 October.
“Vice president says corruption in presidency revealed soon”
A complaint has been launched against President Mohamed Morsi for appropriating public funds to pay back debts from presidential campaign.
“Gheriany says Constituent Assembly to complete draft in November”
The issuing of the new constitution postponed again until mid-November.
“In New Era, Egyptian Police Mimic the Old, Critics Say”
Police violence continues as promises by the ruling Muslim Brotherhood of reforming the interior minister fail to materialize.
“ممثلة مصرية تحصل على تعويض مليون جنيه في قضية تعذيب ضد وزارة الداخلية”
Egyptian woman wins torture case against the Ministry of Interior.
“أنا مع عدم الإخلال بأحكام الشريعة.. ما مشكلتك؟”
Ahmed Samir argues that opposing the reference to Shariah in the constitution is exaggerated and that the Constitutional Court will protect it from being abused by political powers.
“وأنا ضد الإخلال بالحرية والمساواة باسم «الشريعة»، ما مشكلتك؟”
Amr Ezzat writes a response to Ahmed Samir’s article saying that leaving the Sharia condition in the constitution would limit his freedom and that of others.
“وتبقى انحيازات مبارك”
Ibrahim Al-Hodeiby argues that Mubarak-era negative campaigns against protests and labor strikes continue, accusing them of destabilizing the economy.
“حبس طالبة وصديقها بتهمة ازدراء الأديان وإخلاء سبيل أسرتها بالشرقية”
The wave of accusations of contempt of religion continue with the latest cast in Sharqia governorate.
“أى حق فى التعليم فى دستور مصر الجديد؟”
Moatez Atallah argues that education has to be included in the new constitution as a basic right.
“فى رفح ليس المسيحيون وحدهم من يتعرض للتهديد”
Mosaad Abo Fagr writes that in Rafah religious violence and intimidation has spread beyond threats against the Christians.
“إبراهيم الصياد: نقل مؤتمر «الحرية والعدالة» على الهواء.. «طبيعى»”
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights accuses state channel “Sout El-Shaab” of continuing former regime practices of being a media tool for the ruling party.
Imad El-Din Hussein warns of the new wave of candidates who want to join the Freedom and Justice Party in order to benefit from their political power.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
“عن أزمة حزب النور وتحديات الحركة السلفية في مصر”
Ashraf El-Sherif writes about the recent divisions within the Salafi movement and the future challenges they face in Egypt.
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