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Egypt’s Happy New Year

Egypt’s Happy New Year

It is either a huge miscalculation or an overdose of confidence that inspires a government to send 20,000 riot police to brutally disperse 3,500 refugees from a public square as the world’s media watches and records. Twenty five Sudanese died, including many children...
We must keep hope alive in Egypt

We must keep hope alive in Egypt

It is difficult to watch hope die. That is what I saw in the faces of the men and women who were openly weeping outside the court that sentenced Ayman Nour on Saturday to five years in prison. Many of them had spent the night outside that court in the chilly Cairo...
Is the Egyptian government at war with its people?

Is the Egyptian government at war with its people?

When riot police point rifles loaded with rubber bullets at Egyptians trying to vote we have to ask: Is the Egyptian government at war with its people? When women huddle in a corner out of fear of these same security forces, we have to ask are we in Egypt or in Iraq,...
The Muslim Brotherhood and Women

The Muslim Brotherhood and Women

Last week Asharq al-Awsat devoted an entire page to answering the question: What if the Muslim Brotherhood ruled? The round up of opinions made for interesting reading but there was an important question that that they did not tackle: What will life be like for women...