Muslim Brotherhood

By IAfrica
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May 23rd, 2014
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A recent New York Times article exemplifies why the Times simply cannot be trusted.  Written by one David Kirkpatrick and titled “Vow of Freedom of Religion Goes Unkept in Egypt,” the article disingenuously interprets general truths in an effort to validate its thesis. Much of this is done by omittin...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 6th, 2014
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Joe Stork With the mass trials in Egypt of Muslim Brotherhood members in the media spotlight, behind the scenes authorities are drafting wide-ranging “counter-terrorism” legislation which could add another turn to the authoritarian screw Muslim Brotherhood supporters protesting against Morsi’s ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 9th, 2014
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Presidential hopeful Mansour ‘will declare war on Ethiopia,’ ban alcohol, social media. In a private TV interview, well known lawyer Mortada Mansour shared on Monday his views and plans about the future of Egypt, if he were to become its president. Hopeful presidential candidate Mortada Mansour said ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Apr 2nd, 2014
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As my colleague Kareem Fahim reports, Egyptian journalists who rushed to the scene of a bombing near the campus of Cairo University on Wednesday captured two subsequent explosions on video. A camera from the news site Youm 7, apparently switched on in the immediate aftermath of the first explosion, w...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 6th, 2014
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By K. P. Fabian Now that three years have elapsed since the 2011 Revolution in Egypt, it is pertinent, nay, imperative, to ask the central question: Where is Egypt? Where is it going? On January 25, 2011 Egyptians shed fear of their repressive government that had deprived them of their human rights f...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 2nd, 2014
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By Neville Teller The history of revolutions demonstrates that they are essentially a process, often lasting several years, not an isolated event. Academic studies, such as The Anatomy of Revolution by Crane Brinton, or Uprising by Mark Almond, have shown how revolutions tend to follow certain recogn...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 28th, 2014
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by Richard Falk The Meaning of a 98.1% Vote In mid-January, there was a vote in Egypt as to whether to approve a constitution drafted by a 50-person committee appointed by the interim government put in place after the military coup carried out on July 3, 2013. The constitution was approved by 98.1% o...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 28th, 2013
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The single greatest priority of the United States and other Western governments towards Egypt should be to encourage the drafting of a constitution based on full equality of all citizens. This means the new constitution cannot be based in Sharia law. The US and EU claim to care about human rights and...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Oct 30th, 2013
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By VOA Egyptian authorities have arrested another senior member of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, continuing a crackdown against the group following the military ouster of president Mohamed Morsi. Officials said Wednesday that Essam El-Erian, the deputy leader of the Brotherhood’s political wing, w...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 28th, 2013
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Reem Mohamed When women joined men on the streets of Egypt on January 25 2011, they did not organize for a gender revolution; they joined the crowds to chant ‘bread, freedom and social justice.’ This was a big mistake. Led by males, uprisings of the Arab Spring did not prioritize ‘equality’, a crucia...