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“What Algeria 1992 can, and cannot, teach us about Egypt 2013”
Hicham Yezza compares the Algerian situation of 1992 and the current events in Egypt and their consequences.
“Egyptian security forces take control of Cairo mosque after siege”
After an hours-long standoff between pro-Morsi protesters and security forces, Al-Fath mosque is cleared.
“Vigilantes emerge as menacing force in Egypt as mosque siege ends"
Popular committees reappear on Egyptian streets armed with knives and sticks.
“The Poster That Turned Facebook Yellow”
A social media poster campaign in solidarity with Rabea victims runs into counter-campaigns.
“Egypt PM suggests dissolution of Brotherhood”
Government spokesman says the cabinet is studying Hazem el-Beblawi’s suggestion of dissolving the Muslim Brotherhood.
“U.S., allies were near a deal for peaceful end to Egypt crisis"
EU Envoy Bernardino León says that the EU, the States and the Gulf were close to striking a deal between the army and the Muslim Brotherhood for peaceful resolution of the situation in Egypt.
“Exclusive - West warned Egypt`s Sisi to the end: don`t do it”
Western countries warned the Egyptian army against the use of violence since it could not afford the political consequences of it.
“Here are the top 10 American corporations profiting from Egypt`s military”
A list of the ten biggest US defense contractors being paid Egypt military aid money to produce equipment for the Egyptian army.
“Criticism intensifies from Turkey and Taliban”
Jordan, KSA and UAE issue statements of support for the Egyptian government, while Turkey and the Taliban denounce the ongoing violence against the Muslim Brotherhood.
“New pro-Morsi sit-ins grow in Maadi and Mohandiseen”
Despite the violence against sit-in protesters on Wednesday, the Muslim Brotherhood continues with its efforts to resist publicly the current regime.
“Health Ministry raises death toll of Wednesday’s clashes to 638”
The number of injured reached 3,994, according to the ministry.
“Charred bodies lie in Cairo mosque, unrecognized by Egyptian state”
Burned bodies in Al-Iman mosque were not included in the total death count by the Egyptian government.
“Exclusive: Egypt`s Massacre, Viewed From Field Hospital”
Ayah Aman describes the situation in the field hospital in Rabea Al-‘Adawiyya sit-in on the day of its attack by the security forces.
“240 Brotherhood members detained in Ramses clashes"
West Cairo prosecution orders the detention of 240 Muslim Brothers in connection with an investigation into the Ramses clashes.
“An account of the Ramses violence”
Sarah Carr’s account of the Ramses Street and Azbakiya police station clashes.
“Eyewitness: March to Ramses”
Tom Rollins describes the scene at the May 15 Bridge, during which gunfire was exchanged between security forces and armed civilians.
“UPDATE: Deadly clashes continue in Cairo on `Friday of Rage`"
Death toll at Ramsis clashes reaches sixty, according to the Muslim Brotherhood.
“If you trust me, Sarah Al Rifaie, this is my account for today at makram ebeid…”
Sarah Al-Rifaie’s account of events at Al-Iman mosque on 15 August as pro-Morsi protesters tried to cope with the influx of dead bodies and organization of their burial.
“Egypt`s Christians face unprecedented attacks”
More than thirty churches are burned nationwide.
“Sectarianism: Post-Sit-in Dispersal”
A list of churches and Christian centers attacked in Egypt since 14 August.
“Egypt: Islamists hit Christian churches”
Islamists attack a Franciscan school and parade nuns in the streets of Beni Suef.
“Statement by the Coptic Church”
The Coptic Church accuses Western media in misrepresenting the events in Egypt.
“FJP Helwan Facebook page on church attacks”
A translation of a Facebook post by the Helwan branch of the Freedom and Justice Party.
“Went to two Marches today in Dokki and Mohandeseen…”
Osama Diab’s account of following two of the pro-Morsi marches on 16 August.
“State of emergency declared, curfew imposed”
The government declares a month-long state of emergency with eleven-hour-long curfew.
“Egyptian human rights groups condemn violence by state, Brotherhood”
Rights groups denounce violent clearing of sit-ins in Cairo and the Muslim Brotherhood’s rhetoric inciting sectarian violence.
“Interior Ministry orders forces to use live ammunition if needed”
The interior ministry says its forces are allowed to use live rounds when facing attacks.
“Why U.S. Aid to Egypt Is Here to Stay"
US Congress votes on and rejects Rand Paul’s proposed amendment to cancel aid to Egypt.
“Military Madness in Cairo”
NYT’s editorial calls on the Obama administration to cancel aid to Egypt.
“Propaganda Trap: Egyptian Elite Succumb to the Hate Virus"
Leading political figures in Egypt who opposed the police state are now supportive of the suppression of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“The Curious Case of ElBaradei”
Ahmed Kadry talks about Mohamed ElBaradei’s resignation from his vice-presidential post and how this relates to his refusal to run for president in 2012.
“Nour Party, April 6 Youth and Revolutionary Socialists condemn pro-Morsi sit-in dispersals"
While other political forces approved of the dispersal of the sit-in, al-Nour salafists, April 6 activists and the revolutionary socialists condemned it.
“It only gets worse from here”
Issandr El Amrani says that the radicalization and surge of violence might have been the desired and planned effect by the military.
“Update: Sit-in starts at Iman Mosque”
The Muslim Brotherhood announces two major funeral processions leaving two from two mosques in Cairo.
“First-hand account of Rabea dispersal”
Lina Attalah and Mohamad Salama Adam’s account of the violent dispersal of Rabea protesters.
“Four journalists reported dead in Wednesday’s violence"
Gulf News says that their journalist Habiba Abdel Aziz was on her annual leave and was at Rabea as a protester.
“Update: Churches attacked in Upper Egypt, clashes in governorates”
Violence erupts across the country after violent dispersal of Cairo sit-ins.
“Clashes in Cairo as political crisis drags on”
Clashes between residents and pro-Morsi protesters erupt, as the latter try to march to the Ministry of Interior in downtown Cairo.
“Update: Some protesters leaving Rabea sit-in, death toll rises”
Some protesters leave Rabe‘a sit-in after security forces promise a “safe exit.”
The acquiescing opposition
With the removal of the Muslim Brotherhood as a uniting element for non-Islamist political groups, their political future is under question.
“رشا عزب : الدولة المحترفة في القتل مش عارفة تحمي جنودها في سينا”
A collection of activist Rasha Azzab’s recent tweets on the current situation in Egypt.
“قبل حظر الأسئلة!"
Belal Fadl criticizes both the Muslim Brotherhood and its opponents and the attitudes they display publicly.
“ماكين: مصر تتجه لسيناريو حرب الجزائر وأستبعد تكرار النموذج السوري”
US congressman John McCain says that Egypt is moving towards the Algerian war scenario.
“مصر القوية: فض اعتصام أنصار مرسي «مجزرة كاملة الأوصاف».. وسيحاكم من شارك فيها”
Strong Egypt Party says in a statement that the removal of the sit-ins on Wednesday was a massacre.
“سبعة شواهد لموت السياسة فى مصر”
‘Amr Al-Hamzawi argues that the only solution to the political crisis is condemnation of the violence and holding accountable those who perpetrated it.
“الجيش الثالث: هناك عناصر تبث السم بين عمال مصانع السويس لحثهم على الإضراب بمسمى الدين”
The army says that elements have infiltrated Suez workers’ strike to abet it in the name of religion.
“الجيش الثالث يحذر "رءوس الفتنة" فى السويس .. والرد سيكون بكل قوة لمن يتعدى على عناصرنا أو المنشآت”
The army in Suez threatens the “leaders of fitna” with a reaction with full force against encroachment on personnel or installations.
“الدعوة السلفية و«النور» يدعوان للحفاظ على الجيش.. ويرفضان استهداف الكنائس”
Al-Da‘wa Al-Salafiya and Al-Nour Party denounce attacks on the army, the police and the churches.
Nawara Negm says that spilling more Muslim Brotherhood blood by dispersing their sit-ins by force will give them a better position for negotiations.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
From Citizen To Problem: The New Coptic Tokenism
Paul Sedra comments on the sudden acknowledgement by the Egyptian state of sectarianism in Egypt.
Excluding the Exclusionary: Does the Muslim Brotherhood Have A Say in Its Future?
Michael Gasper and Mohamed Yousry argue that in order for the Muslim Brotherhood to rejoin Egyptian politics, they have to reform.
Sectarian Violence Sweeps Over Egypt
Rayna Stamboliyska summarizes the attacks on Christians, churches and schools across the country.
The Revenge of the Police State
Wael Eskandar argues that the biggest threat facing Egypt is the return of the police state.
Lina Attalah on Media in Egypt
An interview with editor-in-chief of Mada Masr, Lina Attalah.
تمارين لمكافحة فقدان الذاكرة الإرادي أثناء التزام الكنبة
Amr Magdi says he trusts any solution that Mohamed ElBaradei proposes, but does not trust the army.
Press Release: Non-Peaceful Assembly Does Not Justify Collective Punishment
Nine rights organizations say that despite the evidence of criminal acts and weapons possession in the sit-ins, the security forces does not have the right to use force against all protesters.
Massacre in Cairo: Sharif Abdel Kouddous, Lina Attalah, and Chris Toensing on Democracy Now!
Sharif Abdel Kouddous, Lina Attalah, and Chris Toensing commenting on the current events in Egypt.
Statement from the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists on the Massacre in Cairo
The English translation of the Revolutionary Socialists’ statement on the sit-ins clearing.
عودة المومياء ... The Mummy Returns
Nidal El Khairy’s caricature-commentary on the current events in Egypt.
الوطن على شفا هاوية
Fahmi Huweidi criticizes those supporting the violent clearing of the pro-Morsi sit-ins.
بيان الإشتراكيين الثوريين حول أحداث مصر الأخيرة
The Revolutionary Socialists condemn the massacres during the clearing of Rabea and Al-Nahda sit-ins.
The Brotherhood After 30 June: An Interview with the FJP’s Abdel Mawgoud al-Dardery
‘Abd Al-Mawgoud Al-Dardery says that the reason for the current political confrontation is the deep state.