Tag: Egypt

Tunisia: The Last Best Hope for the Arab Spring

[ 0 ] August 14, 2014 |

by MOHSIN KHAN and SVETLANA MILBERT for ATLANTIC COUNCIL on AUGUST 13, 2014:  The uprisings that swept the Arab world began with the overthrow of President Ben Ali of Tunisia in January 2011. Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Yemen quickly emulated Tunisia’s example, giving hope to those countries’ citizens that major transformations were underway to meet […]

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At UN Assembly, Ban Ki-Moon Urges an End to ‘Senseless Cycle of Suffering’ in Gaza

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014 |

via UN NEWS CENTRE on AUGUST 6, 2014:  6 August 2014 – As the temporary ceasefire continues to hold in Gaza, senior United Nations officials today urged Israelis and Palestinians to return to the negotiating table, and called on the 193 Member States to respond to calls for emergency humanitarian funding. In an informal meeting […]

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WATCH Karima Bennoune: “When People of Muslim Heritage Challenge Fundamentalism”

[ 0 ] August 4, 2014 |

via *TEDxExeter (Filmed Mar 2014): Karima Bennoune shares four powerful stories of real people fighting against fundamentalism in their own communities — refusing to allow the faith they love to become a tool for crime, attacks and murder. These personal stories humanize one of the most overlooked human-rights struggles in the world. *This talk was […]

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Book Q & A: If Their Elders Can’t Get the Job Done, Will The Youth? (Juan Cole Discusses “The New Arabs”)

Book Q & A: If Their Elders Can’t Get the Job Done, Will The Youth? (Juan Cole Discusses “The New Arabs”)

[ 0 ] August 4, 2014 |

“Many Palestinians see the Israelis as aggressive colonizers of Palestinian land and resources or as jailers; many Israelis see the Palestinians as irrational, violent and a ticking demographic time bomb that endangers a Jewish-majority state between the Jordan and the Mediterranean. One thing is sure: Palestinian and Israeli youth are the hope for a resolution […]

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WATCH: Egyptian Puppet Abla Fahita’s Music Video is YouTube Hit

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014 |

Song is available on iTunes: http://goo.gl/G4vy3l Official Music Video, starring Hassan El Shafei and puppet Abla Fahita, for song “Mayestahlushi.” The song is released by Basement Records,and was directed by Ali Ali. الفيديو الرسمي لأغنية مايستهلوشي – حسن الشافعي مع ابلة فاهيتا by HALA SAFWAT for AHRAM ONLINE on JULY 30, 2014:  A music video co-starring […]

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‘Qahera’ Webcomic Creator Deena Mohamed Talks Superheroes, Gaza, and Women

‘Qahera’ Webcomic Creator Deena Mohamed Talks Superheroes, Gaza, and Women

[ 0 ] July 29, 2014 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 29, 2014: Deena Mohamed, a nineteen-year-old Egyptian graphic design student, does more than draw or doodle: She is creating a legend. Based partially on her own and her friends’ experiences within Egyptian culture, Mohamed chose to combat sexism […]

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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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