Tag: Egypt

WATCH: Jon Stewart Talks with Al Jazeera’s Sue Turton About AJ Journalists Still Imprisoned in Egypt

[ 0 ] July 22, 2014 |

compiled by ISLAMiCommentary (via THE DAILY SHOW) on JULY 21, 2014:  Jon Stewart interviewed Doha-based Al Jazeera English correspondent Sue Turton on Monday, July 21.  In June , an Egyptian judge found six Al Jazeera journalists, including Turton, guilty of allegedly broadcasting false news reports. Turton and two other journalists escaped Egypt before they could be […]

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Mohamad Elmasry on the Future of Egyptian Democracy: Electoral Legitimacy, not Religious Legitimacy

[ 0 ] July 11, 2014 |

by MOHAMAD ELMASRY for THE IMMANENT FRAME on MAY 23, 2014:  The ouster of Mohamed Morsi involved a dispute over legitimacy—what gave the Egyptian president the right to remain in power? Despite the arguments of some commentators to the contrary, Morsi’s claim to legitimacy was based in democratic norms, not religious ones. An earlier article, […]

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Mbaye Lo on The Future of Egyptian Democracy: Beyond Duality, for Plurality

Mbaye Lo on The Future of Egyptian Democracy: Beyond Duality, for Plurality

[ 0 ] July 11, 2014 |

by MBAYE LO for THE IMMANENT FRAME on JULY 10, 2014: Carl Becker was right in his assessment of great events: they have an ability to create a new normal language of profound significance. Each era has few words that epitomize its worldview. The Arab Spring has been a momentous event of profound significance, but the […]

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PEW: Muslim Publics Concerned about Islamic Extremism Growth

PEW: Muslim Publics Concerned about Islamic Extremism Growth

[ 0 ] July 6, 2014 |

Concerns about Islamic Extremism on the Rise in Middle East:  Negative Opinions of al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah Widespread via PEW RESEARCH GLOBAL ATTITUDES PROJECT on JULY 1, 2014:  EXCERPT:  As well-publicized bouts of violence, from civil war to suicide bombings, plague the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, concern about Islamic extremism is high […]

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A Miscarriage of Justice in Egypt

A Miscarriage of Justice in Egypt

[ 0 ] June 23, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 24, 2014: * updated JUNE 27, 2014 Three Al Jazeera English journalists were convicted today, Monday, June 23, on charges of broadcasting false news and aiding a terrorist organization (referring to the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood).  The journalists, Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, have been imprisoned in […]

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Academics and Diplomats Call for US to Suspend Non-Humanitarian Aid to Egypt; Demand Release of Political Detainees

Academics and Diplomats Call for US to Suspend Non-Humanitarian Aid to Egypt; Demand Release of Political Detainees

[ 0 ] June 20, 2014 |

via JADALIYYA on JUNE 19, 2014:  In an unprecedented statement, over forty senior academics and career diplomats including more than a dozen former presidents of the most important professional association for scholars of the Arab and larger Muslim world, the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), have signed a letter to US President Obama and Secretary […]

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Pew: Iran’s Global Image Largely Negative

Pew: Iran’s Global Image Largely Negative

[ 0 ] June 19, 2014 |

Favorable Ratings Fall Further in the Middle East via PEW RESEARCH GLOBAL ATTITUDES PROJECT on JUNE 18, 2014:  As negotiations over its nuclear program continue this week in Vienna, a new Pew Research Center poll finds that Iran’s global image remains overwhelmingly negative. Moreover, ratings for Iran in several Middle Eastern nations have declined significantly […]

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Expert Voices: Understanding The ISIS Offensive in Iraq

Expert Voices: Understanding The ISIS Offensive in Iraq

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary from JUNE 12-23, 2014:  Here is a compilation of expert voices/analysis on Iraq politics, security, and the ISIS offensive : Iraq on the Brink (by Emile Nakhleh, LobeLog, June 23, 2014) EXCERPT: The United States, in cooperation with Iran, the Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Sunni tribal leaders, and […]

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Pew: Mounting Regional Opposition to Aiding Syrian Rebels

Pew: Mounting Regional Opposition to Aiding Syrian Rebels

[ 1 ] June 18, 2014 |

via PEW RESEARCH GLOBAL ATTITUDES PROJECT, on JUNE 16, 2014:

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Sexual Violence Rife in Egypt

[ 0 ] June 10, 2014 |

According to Ahram Online six suspects have been detained over mob sexual assaults in Tahrir Square on Sunday (June 8, 2014) during celebrations for Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s inauguration as president (one of these quite graphic assaults was recorded and uploaded to YouTube), and three men have been jailed for committing sexual assaults during celebrations for […]

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