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Review: columnists condemn division of Liberal bloc

Major opinion pieces in Egyptian newspapers have debated a variety of topics that relate to Egyptian politics. Most importantly, most commentators have condemned the division and separation hitting the landscape of the secular power in Egypt. The success of the Muslim Brotherhood and the popularity of political Islam in Egypt has led many writers to …

Daily News Egypt

The Heavy Stick of Democracy

By Mohaammed Aly Ibrahim, former editor of the Egyptian Gazette and AlGoumhoria newspapers For decades Egyptians were kept on a tight rein. Our leaders used “democracy” as chewing gum before TV cameras then threw it away upon leaving interviews or press conferences. Either in dictatorship or in the incumbent so-called democracy, the concept of people’s …

Daily News Egypt

Thoughts on new alliances

January 2011 created a new set of alliances between the three main political currents in Egypt: the Islamists, the leftists and the liberals. During the first 18 days of the revolution and all the way up to the constitutional referendum in March 2011, this alliance was active and sound. Since the March referendum, this alliance …

Ziad A. Akl

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie looks on under the group's logo during his first press conference in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

The unseen hand

He is described as the unseen hand of an incredibly hierarchal and rigid organization. The Muslim Brotherhood’s General Masul, the General Guide, Mohamed Badie is a man in the shadows, who some believe will have the last word.

Maryam Ishani