[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.]
“Interior Ministry reinstates department to monitor religious activity”
Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim says that a unit responsible for “extremist religious activity” will be reinstated.
“Egypt restores feared secret police units”
Interior minister announces the relaunch of controversial police units that were dissolved after the 25 January Revolution.
“Accusations follow Rabaa Al-Adaweya clashes”
The Muslim Brotherhood and liberal forces throw accusations about recent violence.
“Rabaa Adaweya Tragedy - 27/7/2013”
Mosa‘ab Al-Shami’s photo coverage of the massacre at Rabe’a Square.
“Death toll from attack on Morsi supporters rises: Reuters”
The Muslim Brotherhood claims the death of 70 supporters, while Al-Jazeera announces they are 120.
“Dozens killed near Rabea al-Adaweya sit-in”
More than 70 are reported killed at a pro-Morsi sit-in as police opens fire on protesters.
“Update 9: Mass rallies support Egypt`s army; deadly clashes in Cairo, Alexandria”
Dozens dead and hundreds wounded after protests and clashes.
“Five killed, more than 100 injured in clashes in Egypt`s Alexandria”
Clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi protesters result in injuries and deaths from bladed weapons and birdshot.
“University student shot to death”
Students become the victims of a drive-by shooting in Heliopolis.
“Autopsy shows torture on body at Rabaa Al-Adaweya”
The body of a 33-year-old-man found near the protest site of Morsi supporters shows signs of torture.
“Egypt: Security forces abandon Coptic Christians during deadly attack in Luxor”
An Amnesty International report reveals that security forces which were present at the scene of sectarian violence failed to act.
“Attack on Minya churches repelled by residents, security forces”
Two churches in Al-Minya attacked, as sectarian tensions rise in the city after 30 June.
“An account of abuse in Rabea”
A witness account of pro-Morsi protesters exercising violence against suspected “infiltrators.”
“Mansour delegates Emergency Law powers to Beblawi"
Interim president Adly Mansour issues a decree granting the PM the right to delegate arrest powers to security forces and the army.
“Egypt explained… in five YouTube videos”
Khaled Diab presents five videos that help explain the current situation in Egypt.
“Coup or not, Egyptians love the military”
Long years of indoctrination has left the perception among Egyptians that the army is strong and benevolent institution.
“Poll: Arab youth feel alienated from politics”
Pre-30-June study shows that 72% percent of Egyptian youth felt that the elected Parliament did not represent them, while a bit more than a third believe that the revolution was a success.
“EU envoy says Morsi `well` after meeting”
Catherine Ashton holds meetings with deposed president Mohamed Morsi and General ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi.
“Egypt army preparing its own end by killing”
Blogger Mahir Zeynalov says that the more violence the Egyptian army uses, the more sympathy the Muslim Brotherhood will gain from the international community.
“Alaa Aswany: The overthrow of President Morsi was not a coup, it was the third wave of Egypt`s revolution”
Robert Fisk’s interview with Egyptian writer Ala’ Al-Aswany.
“Investigations into Rabaa Al-Adaweya clashes begin”
The prosecution starts investigating detainees, but fails to complete on-the-ground inspection of the scene after pro-Morsi protesters chase its team away.
“Aid to Egypt Can Keep Flowing, Despite Overthrow, White House Decides”
The Obama administration manages to circumvent legal restrictions on sending funds to a regime instated by a military coup.
“AP EXCLUSIVE: Egypt military builds case on Morsi”
Military officials say Mohamed Morsi was extensively questioned in the past three weeks.
“Mansour vows Rabaa and Al-Nahda protesters will not be pursued”
Interim president tells the Muslim Brothers that they should “not be afraid.”
“`Third Square` protesters reject Morsi, army”
A new initiative emerges led by young people who do not feel represented by pro-army or pro-Morsi demonstrations.
“Rights group: Al-Shorouk bans article by anti-army writer”
Al-Shoqrouk newspaper drops from print Wael Qandil’s article attacking the army for the recent bloodshed.
“Egypt crisis: Soldier killed in Mansoura bomb blast"
A bomb explodes in front of the security directorate in the Delta city of Mansoura.
“Prime Minister welcomes Friday demonstrations"
PM Hazem El-Beblawi says the government will deal in the same manner with both pro- and anti-Morsi protesters.
“Misr Al-Qawia Party opposes Friday’s demonstrations”
Misr Al-Qawiya Party says the Friday protests may lead to great strife in the country.
“Excerpts from General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi`s speech"
Selected quotes from General ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi’s speech in which he called on the Egyptian people to take to the streets and show the army it has the mandate to fight terrorism.
“From inside the Brotherhood Nahda sit-in”
Mada Masr investigates claims of torture at the hands of pro-Morsi supporters in Giza.
“Former Egypt PM warns against rallying”
Hesham Qandil rejects military’s call for Friday protests and proposes a plan to lead the country out of the present crisis.
“Letter to My Old Ikhwani Friend: A Message of Reconciliation”
In a letter to an Ikhwani friend, Sara Khorshid explains her stance on the Muslim Brotherhood and recent events.
“Assailants fire RPGs at Arish police station”
Two missiles hit the Third Police Station in Al-‘Arish.
“When Egyptians are right and wrong”
Marwan Bishara says that political maturity is needed for political forces in Egypt to move the revolution forward.
“A "democratic" coup”
Solomon Dersso uses political theory to discuss whether the deposition of Mohamed Morsi was legitimate.
“It’s Not About Morsy: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Blueprint for Victory"
Muslim Brotherhood leader Amr Darrag says the organization is working on reconstructing alliances with other forces.
“Judges for Egypt movement to be investigated”
The “Judges for Egypt” to be investigated after showing support for deposed Mohamed Morsi.
“Morsi family accuses Egypt army of `kidnapping president`"
Morsi’s son denies reports that his father is experiencing health problems.
“At least 3 dead, 40 injured in pro and anti Morsi clashes”
Clashes between opposing camps erupt in Cairo, Qaliubiya and Damietta.
“Al-Nour Party opposes drafting new constitution”
Al-Nour’s spokesman says the party is open to negotiations over all articles except the first one.
“Tamarod members leave campaign”
Members leave campaign saying that its objective has been fulfilled.
“Al-Ahram editor summoned over misleading article”
The Public Prosecutor summons Nasser Salama over an article claiming that the arrest of Mohamed Morsi has been ordered by the prosecution.
“71% of Egyptians unsympathetic with pro-Morsi protests: Poll”
Twenty percent support pro-Morsi demonstrations, according to the survey.
“وغدًا نقتل حمزاوى!”
Bassem Youssef criticizes calls for “sweeping” the Muslim Brotherhood through violent means, although he thinks that their sit-ins are a provocation against the people.
“بالصور .. مسيرات للحركات الثورية و"تمرد" تأييدًا لدعوة السيسى ضد الإرهاب ببنى سويف”
Photos from the Friday march in Beni Suef in support of General ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi.
“براءة أنس الفقى من تهمة إهدار المال العام فى قضية "بث المباريات"”
Former information minister Anis Al-Fiqqi is acquitted of charges of mismanagement of public funds.
“العريان»: حل الأزمة بعودة الدستور والاحتكام لانتخابات برلمانية نزيهة»”
Brotherhood leader ‘Essam Al-‘Arian says the current crisis can be resolved by reinstating the constitution and fair parliamentary elections.
“«النيابة تبدأ التحقيق فى بلاغ يتهم مرسي وأحمد جمال الدين بقتل «جيكا”
The prosecution starts a new investigation into the death of activist Gaber Salah “Gika.”
“«قال لك «الحرب على الإرهاب”
Ahmed Samir comments on the use of “war on terror” by security officials.
“نصف ساعة مع علا ولينا”
Reem Sa‘d argues that the 25 January Revolution called for freedom, not democracy and the transition process until 30 June did much to hurt it.
“يسرى فودة: أسجل تحفظي وحزني من تناول إعلامي ضار بما في ذلك القناة التي أعمل بها.. إلا من رحم ربي”
Yousri Fouda expresses sorrow about the recent bloodshed in Egypt and says some media, including the channel he works for ONTV, are harmful.
Ibrahim ‘Eissa supports the Friday protests against the “terrorist Brotherhood.”
Belal Fadl calls on military, liberal and Islamist officials to take responsibility for the current bloodshed and resign from their positions.
“الأسواني»: الشعب سيفوض الجيش لمحاربة الإرهاب.. والعسكريون لن يسيطروا على الحكم»”
Egyptian writer Alaa Al-Aswany says the people will give mandate to the army against terrorism.
“بيان حركة شباب 6 إبريل "#الجبهة_الديمقراطية" بشأن خطاب السيسى”
A statem qent by the April 6 Movement in response to General ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi’s speech.
“«أعضاء بـ«مصر القوية» يجمدون عضويتهم مطالبين باستقالة «أبو الفتوح"
Members of Misr Al-Qawiya call for the resignation of their leader ‘Abd Al-Mone‘im Abou Al-Fotouh.
“ثوار عكس اتجاه الثورة”
Amr Ezzat criticizes the Muslim Brotherhood’s use of slogans about legitimacy and democracy.
“تقرير خاص-كيف خسر الإخوان المسلمون مصر؟”
A special Reuters report traces back the events leading up to the fall of Mohamed Morsi.
“12 مفكرا وسياسيا يطالبون بالعودة للشرعية الدستورية"
A group of intellectuals and politicians, including former presidential candidate Mohamed Selim Al-‘Awa, call for return of “constitutional legitimacy.”
“حفظاً للأرواح وحقناً للدماء وسلامة الوطن”
Former Muslim Brother Mohamed Habib says that he expected the failure of the Brotherhood.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
To Willingly Enter the Circles, the Square
Wiam El-Tamimi recounts her experience working with OPANTISH on July 3 at Tahrir Square.
Statement by Egyptian Rights Groups Calling for Dismissal of Interior Minister and Cessation of Violence by Muslim Brotherhood
Nine rights groups express alarm at July 27 massacre at Al-Rabe‘a, calling for holding the perpetrators of the violence accountable.
Human Rights Watch: Many Egyptian Protesters Shot in Head or Chest
HRW investigation shows that some of the deaths at Al-Rabe‘a were targeted killings.
عن هيبة الدولة، أم عن خيبتها، واحتمالات الأفول
Mohammed Tabishat talks about the increasing invocation of “the prestige of the state” in public debate.
The Officers’ War of Terror
The army’s campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood contradict the core goals of the 25 January Revolution.
"تأملات في "العنف
Abdullah AlBayyari talks about the perception and justification of violence.
Taksim Is/Is Not Tahrir: Comparative Frameworks in Managing Protest
Danya Al-Saleh and Mohammed Rafi Arefin argue that the debate over comparing Taksim and Tahrir has served the AKP and Western hegemonic powers.
عن المرحلة الإنتقالية الثانية... هل هي الطوارئ إذاً؟
Amr Shalakany talks about the ambiguity of the current political situation and use of emergency rule.
The Future of The Brotherhood
Mohamed I. Fahmy Menza argues that it is too early to say whether the Brotherhood would morph into a post-Islamist organization, but there are some indication of reformulation happening.
إسقاط الإخوان لتعميق الثورة لا لتدعيم النظام.. لن نفوّض
A statement by the Revolutionary Socialists rejecting ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi’s speech.
The Popular War on Terror
Sarah Carr says the Muslim Brotherhood and the media are responsible for the former being branded as terrorists.
Human Rights Watch: Arrests of Syrians in Egypt Raise Deportation Fears
HRW condemns random arrests and intimidation of Syrian citizens in Egypt.
US Military Aid to Egypt Lost Value
Zeinab Abul-Magd argues that current discussion in the USA about cutting military aid to Egypt overestimates US leverage over Egyptian army.
`Combating Terrorism` Does Not Justify an Extralegal Mandate
Seven NGOs issue a statement condemning General ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi’s call for a popular mandate to combat terrorism.
Partners in Profiteering: Defense Firms and Diplomats in Post-Revolutionary Egypt
The main communication link between Egypt and the US has often been not a diplomat but a retired official employed at a law firm servicing the Egyptian military, says Shana Marshall.
Misir’in Turk Modeli Takintisi
Turkish translation of Hesham Sallam’s article on the idea of the Turkish model in Egypt.
The Condition of Egyptian Workers: One Year After the Brotherhood’s Rule
Center for Trade Union and Worker Services’ complete report on the current situation of Egyptian workers, available in English and Arabic.
Neither Heroes, Nor Villains: A Conversation with Talal Asad on Egypt After Morsi
Jadaliyya’s interview with anthropologist Talal Asad on post-Morsi Egypt.
Where Were the Egyptian Workers in the June 2013 People’s Coup Revolution?
Heba F. El-Shazli says the independent trade unions will have to insist on having a bigger role in Egypt’s transition.
تحالفات العسكر - مصالح الأعمال في مصر قبل وبعد 30 يونيو: مقابلة مع وائل جمال
Interview with journalist Wael Gamal on the situation in Egypt after 30 June.
Egypt`s President Morsi in Power: A Timeline
A detailed outline of the main events during Mohamed Morsi’s presidency.
Marching to Sidi Gaber: Alexandria’s Epicenter of Upheaval
Amr Ali talks about Sidi Gaber’s political dynamics and how this translated into violent encounters on its streets.