[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.]
“No probe by Egypt`s prosecutor against political activists: Judicial source”
The prosecutor’s office that it has not started investigation against public figures for receiving funding from abroad.
“Egypt`s decision to grant university guards arrest powers sparks fears”
Students criticize the decision of the Supreme Council for Universities to give campus guards the right to arrest.
“Clashes in Egypt leave two dead, police eye bomb culprits”
Pro-Morsi protests continue across the country, despite lower turnout.
“Bomb explodes near Egypt interior minister`s convoy”
Interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim survives an assassination attempt.
“Islamist alliance condemns attack on minister, calls for pro-Morsi protests”
The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy condemns the assassination attempt on interior minister, but calls for continuing protests in support of the deposed president.
“Islamist militants claim responsibility for Suez Canal attack”
Kataeb Al-Forqan released a video showing fighters using RPGs to shoot at a passing-by container ship.
“Several hundreds protest Haitham Mohamedein`s detention”
Hundreds stage a demonstration in front of the general prosecutor’s office calling for the release of labor rights activist Haitham Mohamedein.
“Egypt: Arbitrary arrest of human rights defender Mr Haitham Mohamadein”
Labor rights lawyer Haitham Mohamadein was arrested on his way to Suez to meet labor protesters.
“The Battle of the Archives: What Egypt’s Intellectuals Lost”
Khaled Fahmy claims that there was not threat to the national archives or library under Muslim Brotherhood rule and that intellectuals’ fears were exaggerated.
“Chat with a Modern Major General”
A translation of Belal Fadl’s article in which he addresses General Al-Sisi, warning him of more turmoil to come in Egypt.
“Head of Egypt’s prisons removed”
The interior minister removes the head of Prisons Authority, General Mostafa Al-Baz, for allegedly facilitating communication channels for imprisoned Islamists.
“In south Egypt, Islamists take over a town”
In the town of Dagla, Al-Minya governorate, Islamists have taken over, burning churches and monasteries and attacking Christian homes.
“Egypt: The Misunderstood Agony”
Yasmine El Rashidi talks about the situation in Egypt since 30 June and concludes that Egyptians, faced with insecurity, have chosen the rule of armed men in uniform over armed militants.
“Egypt`s constitution drafters defend eliminating controversial Sharia article”
Members of the constitutional committee, including Al-Azhar affiliated scholars, support the removal of Article 219 of the constitution.
“Breaking: Egypt court convicts 11 Brotherhood members to life"
A military court gave out the life sentences to Brotherhood members accused of attacking the army in Suez.
“A Financial Sovereignty Strategy for Egypt”
Dr. Fadhel Kaboub proposes five main steps that the Egyptian government should take to combat the endemic economic problems of the country.
“`No torture in Rabaa Al-Adawiya sit-in`: El-Beltagy”
Arrested Muslim Brotherhood leader denies incidents of torture at Rabe‘a sit-in in Nasr City.
“Minister calls for MB to be dissolved”
Minister of Social Solidarity Ahmed El-Borai called for the dissolution of the association of the Muslim Brotherhood registered in March 2013 with the ministry.
“Muslim Brotherhood headquarters should be shut down: Board of state commissioners”
The board recommends the dissolution of the Brotherhood’s formal association registered in March this year under the NGO law.
“Religious channel shut down”
Islamist channel Al-Hafez is shut down after the Administrative Court ruled in favor of comedian Hany Ramzy who filed a lawsuit against it.
“Video: Syrians Facing Harassment in Egypt”
Syrian children in Egypt recount stories of harassment.
“The Tragedy of Mohamed El Beltagi”
The story of Mohamed Al-Beltagy’s role in the Muslim Brotherhood and the political arena represents the failure of the moderates in the organization, says Ursula Lindsey.
“التحقيق في بلاغات تتهم «حمزاوي ودومة وغنيم والشوبكي» وآخرين بتلقي تمويل أجنبي”
Prosecutor General orders investigation into information that public figures received funding from abroad.
“إحالة محمد مرسي الى محكمة الجنايات بتهمة التحريض على القتل”
Mohamed Morsi is to face a criminal court on charges of inciting to murder.
“النيابة تباشر التحقيق مع 25 «إخوانيا» لاتهامهم بأعمال شغب بمدينة طنطا”
The prosecution in Tanta launches an investigation against 25 members of the Muslim Brotherhood for rioting.
“الحس الجمعى يكذب والصورة أيضا”
Nagla Al-‘Amari writes about the “witch hunt” that Egyptian media are encouraging.
“اتحاد الصحفيين بسيناء يستنكر احتجاز الصحفى أحمد أبو دراع”
The Journalists’ Union in North Sinai condemns the arrest of colleague Ahmed Abou Dra‘a by the military and calls for his immediate release.
“ننشر صور العناصر الإرهابية الثمانية المقبوض عليها بشمال سيناء”
Youm Al-Sabe‘a publishes the photo of alleged terrorists, among whom is journalists Ahmed Abou Dra‘a.
“يونس مخيون: مرسى رفض النصيحة.. وقال لى: «أنا رئيس شرعى ومستمر حتى النهاية»”
Younis Makhioun criticizes the constitution amendment process and talks about the communications between Al-Nour Party and the Muslim Brotherhood leading up to 3 July.
“والله ما نعرف إنه ضابط”
Amr Taher comments on the recent incident in which after an altercation with a military officer in civilian clothes, Zamalek football players are to face military trial.
“ضبط 3 أشخاص بحوزتهم "تى شيرتات" عليها شعار "رابعة" بالمطرية”
Three people were arrested in Cairo for having with them yellow “Rabe‘a” t-shirts.
“إطلاق سراح "الطائر الجاسوس" بعد غد.. ووفد من حقوق الحيوان يزوره في محبسه"
Egyptian authorities release the stork bearing a tracking device which was “arrested” on suspicion of “spying.”
“الرئاسة»: «منصور» على علم بأحكام «السويس».. ومن يعتدِ على الجيش يُحاكمْ عسكريًا»”
The president confirms he is aware of the military trials against civilians in Suez and says that the use of force against military personnel has to be dealt with by military judges.
“بالفيديو..ننشر أول حوار للرئيس عدلي منصور مع التليفزيون المصري”
First official interview of interim president Adly Mansour on Egyptian national television.
“وقف برنامج "البرنامج" لدواعي أمنية”
Sources say Bassem Youssef will not continue his show, as security officials ask him to stop production for the sake of public interest.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
The Egyptian Military and the 2011 Revolution
Sara Salem argues that the military intervened on the side of the revolution in 2011 because it want to reestablish its position within the ruling elite.
مكان للثقافة، وقت للفن
Elisabeth Jaquette talks about recent cultural and artistic projects that have arisen despite increasing pressure on freedom of expression in Egypt.
New Texts Out Now: Ray Bush, Turmoil in North Africa
Jadaliyya’s interview with Ray Bush, the editor of the special edition of Review of African Political Economy focusing on the uprisings in North Africa since 2010.
الإخوان المسلمون وسؤال النشأة المستأنفة
Mohammed Addakhakhni talks about the historical development of the Muslim Brotherhood and future direction it would take after the setback it recently suffered.
Masmou3: Audible / Heard / Listened to
Khalid Abdalla talks about a new campaign in Egypt to break silence and the artificially constructed political binaries that have taken over the society.