From the Editors
[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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday night of every week.]
“A Look at Egypt's Draft Constitution”
Bassem Sabry says that the second draft of the new constitution resembles a more conservative version of the 1971 constitution.
“Suspect in Libya US mission attack killed in Cairo: Police”
Interior minister claims police raid on an apartment in Nasr City killed a terrorist involved in the attack on the US embassy in Libya.
“Angry mob bars church goers in Beni Suef”
Muslim residents claim Christian women do not follow proper dress code.
“France 24 journalist Sonia Dridi attacked in Tahrir Square”
Another female journalist gets sexually assaulted by the notorious Tahrir crowd.
“Anti-harassment activist 'depressed'”
Despite a number of anti-harassment campaigns, the incident of sexual harassment against women during Eid is still high.
“Hawks and doves: FJP election signals conservative trend”
With the loss of Essam al-Arian to Saad al-Katatny in the Freedom and Justice Party elections, the conservative Muslim Brotherhood leadership strengthened their positions against the reformists.
“Egypt: The Future Awaits”
Tensions in the April 6 Movement rise as some members oppose the group’s decision to continue supporting the new president.
“Ahead of court ruling, Brotherhood invites dialogue on new constitution”
The Muslim Brotherhood call on other political forces to join in a debate over the new constitution, days before the court is scheduled to rule on the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly.
“Ten liberal, leftist political parties boycott dialogue with president Morsi”
Political forces associated with Mohamed ElBaradei and Hamdeen Sabahi reject the president’s call for a national dialogue, while Abd El-Moneim Abou El-Fotouh joins but criticizes the effort.
“The unbelievers: Post-Alber Saber, more atheists struggle to assert their identity”
A year and a half after the revolution, there is little discussion in Egyptian society about acceptance of atheists.
“Aswan governor resigns after protests”
Activists protested against Governor Mostafa al-Sayed’s connections to the dissolved National Democratic Party.
“Egypt's Constituent Assembly referred to High Constitutional Court”
Constitutional Court has forty-five days to investigate whether the Constituent Assembly is constitutional.
“Okasha found guilty of defaming Morsy, gets four months in prison”
Controversial talk show host gets a prison sentence for insulting the president.
“Brotherhood official resigns to protest Morsy letter to Israeli president”
Ahmed El-Hamrawy calls the letter “national and religious treason.”
“What is at Stake in Egypt’s upcoming Constitution?”
IRIN outlines the most contentious issues in the constitution drafting process.
“Egypt’s Syrian refugees live on the edge”
Egypt’s foreign ministry estimates the number of Syrian refugees to have reached 150,000.
“Has the balance of power shifted within Egyptian political life?”
Farid Zahran sees Egypt’s political scene divided into three main players: former regime, Political Islam and socio-democratic forces.
“Even if there were Martians in #Sinai , it is not an Excuse”
Zenobia comments on the government’s allegations that militants in Sinai are connected to Hizbollah and the Syrian regime.
“Fascism in our new constitution”
Sherif Younis writes that the proposed draft constitution limits citizenship in Egypt to people with predominantly Islamic identity.
“«الحرية والعدالة» يختار قيادات لمنافسة”
The Freedom and Justice Party start the process of putting together election lists.
“لمن تُقرع أجراسُ الجيش؟”
Khalid Al-Bary discusses what motivated the army to approach the media recently.
“حمدين صباحى يطالب ممثلى القوى المدنية فى "التأسيسية" بالانسحاب”
Hamdeen Sabahy calls on members of the Constituent Assembly to leave their posts and rejects the president’s invitation for national dialogue.
“الحكم يقتل المشروع”
Ibrahim Al-Houdeibi says the Islamic Project is in danger of destruction because of internal disagreements among Islamists.
“بالفيديو.. خلافات واشتباكات بالأيدى حول إمامة الصلاة بين الإخوان والنور فى بورسعيد”
Clashes erupt during the Eid prayer between supporters of Salafi Al-Nour Party and the Muslim Brotherhood in Port Said.
“مبادرة "شُفت تحرش" ترصد حالة تحرش جماعى بميدان التحرير”
An anti-harassment campaign launched during Eid El-Adha to monitor incidence of harassment at Tahrir Square.
“هيكلوا الداخلية أو أرسلوهم إلى المصحة”
Ahmed Tagi criticizes the persistent lack of reform in the interior ministry which leads to the same problems with the police forces in Egypt.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
نظرة داخل البيت السلفي
Islam Mohamed Abdel-Bari writes about the internal tensions between two ideological groups in the Salafi Al-Nour Party.
Egypt’s Constituent Assembly: Contempt and Counterrevolution
Paul Sedra criticizes the constitution writing process and a recent allotment of state money to promote the draft constitution among the Egyptians.
مقطع من رواية التماسيح
An excerpt of Youssef Rakha’s recent novel Crocodiles.
Currency Crisis in Iran; Copts in Egypt
Paul Sedra speaks on the difficulties the Christian Coptic minority in post-Mubarak Egypt.
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