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Egypt is failing election exam

Egypt is failing election exam

It was appropriate to begin November 9 at a polling station inside a school in the Cairo neighbourhood of Bab al-Sheiriyya. After all, that was the day that Egypt was to take an exam in democracy as Egyptians voted in the first round of parliamentary elections. This...
Walking in the Shoes of the Minority

Walking in the Shoes of the Minority

When the planes flew into the World Trade Centre in New York on September 11, 2001, I lived in Seattle, on the other side of America. My brother and his wife were visiting me. We did not leave the house for two days because we were worried that Americans angry at...
Alexandria, Yesterday and Today

Alexandria, Yesterday and Today

One hundred years ago, Alexandria was a cosmopolitan city that was home to Muslims, Christians and Jews. Over the past week, Alexandria has been home to an ugly hatred that spurred Muslim rioters to rampage through Christian neighbourhoods, attacking churches and...
A different kind of Jihad in Kashmir

A different kind of Jihad in Kashmir

&#34People are asking why are other Muslims getting killed, how come no one does anything about that?&#34 You might think this question was in reference to the devastating earthquake that struck parts of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan on Saturday. You might...