Articles tagged with: morsi

Ati Metwaly
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on : Saturday, 13 Jul, 2013

The Aftermath on Art

Ever since Islamists entered Egypt’s social and political arena two and a half years ago, they have considered themselves authorized to impose their views on many aspects of daily life. Under their guardianship, Egyptian art, representing the country's cultural identity, has been subjected to a series of attacks. After the appointment of Mohamed Mursi as Egypt's president and the official entry of the Muslim Brotherhood, along with Salafis, into the country's politics, the situation became inc...

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Stephen Glain
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on : Monday, 8 Jul, 2013

Liberal Islam’s Poster Boy

Kamal Al-Helbawy, until recently one of the oldest members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, has spent most of his life on the perimeters of power. Coming of age in Cairo when Egyptian strongman Gamal Abdel Nasser was waging a brutal war on the Ikhwan (as the Brotherhood is known in Arabic), he and his comrades spent most of their time working in the shadows at home or in exile abroad. From London, where he lived for nearly two decades until his return to Egypt last year, Helbawy wrote prophetica...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Saturday, 6 Jul, 2013

Editorial: A Lesson for Turkey

This week’s historic events in Egypt that witnessed the toppling of Mohamed Mursi, the nation's first democratically-elected president, have captured the attention of an intern...

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Fa'iq Munif
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on : Tuesday, 2 Jul, 2013

Lessons Learned in Egypt

Sometimes scenarios repeat themselves, with the same details and mistakes, but under a new name and with new terminology. The events of June 30 2013 in Egypt, and their tragic cons...

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Mahmud El-Shafey
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on : Sunday, 21 Apr, 2013

Copts’ Uneasy State Relations

“The Muslims and Copts are one hand” was one slogan that could be heard ringing out across Tahrir Square throughout the Egyptian revolution. More than two years later, a mo...

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Wessam Sherif
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on : Thursday, 7 Feb, 2013

Ode to Mubarak

It is no secret that many view Mohamed Mursi’s presidency as a huge blow to what the revolution stood for to liberals like myself: a secular state. In the early days, during ...

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Alastair Beach
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on : Friday, 21 Dec, 2012

Trouble in Sinai

Away in eastern Egypt, close to the desert border with Israel, there is a simmering regional time bomb which refuses to go away. With all the attention currently focused on the...

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Alastair Beach
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on : Friday, 14 Dec, 2012

Another Turning Point in Egypt

Sameh Makram Ebeid is a man who will not take ‘yes’ for an answer. As a leading member of the Dostour Party—the political grouping established by Nobel laureate Mohamed Al-Ba...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Monday, 10 Dec, 2012

Morsi Backtracks

In an attempt to quell public anger in Egypt, President Morsi has backed off from the controversial decree that he issued a month ago that put him above the law and granted him u...

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Alastair Beach
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on : Friday, 7 Dec, 2012

A Sign of Things to Come?

This week the world was offered a sickening glimpse of what could happen in Egypt if the current political crisis continues. The violence which erupted in eastern Cairo on ...

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