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Dr H.A. Hellyer

“The Revolution continues”: No longer a slogan

When the crowds swelled in the Square of Liberation in January 2011, the chant of al-sha’ab yurid isqat al-nidham (‘the people demand the fall of the regime’) was a pithy slogan. By the time Hosni Mubarak was pushed out of power eighteen days later, Tahrir Square had become much more than simply a place where …

Dr H.A. Hellyer

On the youth and the revolution

For many, the early days of the revolution served as a political coming-out for a number of underground organisations, some weak, others strong, and individuals, all out to prove their revolutionary worth and zeal. Hailing almost exclusively from the country’s middle and upper middle class youth, from within the ranks of these revolutionaries quickly emerged …

Farid Zahran

Review: America’s support to Morsi and Tahrir Square explored in columns

The recent visit of the United States Secretary of State John Kerry has pushed several writers to analyse America’s reasons to support the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsi. Meanwhile, some commentators have discussed the objective of demonstrators, who appear persistent to remain in Tahrir Square.   Mohamed Salmawi The Muslim Brotherhood’s American Support Al-Masry …

Daily News Egypt

The Civilian Products of Military Factories

Last Thursday the news websites greeted us with a picture of the US Ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, celebrating the decision of the US department of agriculture to allow the importation of Egyptian strawberries to the American market by opening a box of strawberries and eating one. On that same day, we were also greeted …

Mahmoud Salem

The legitimacy of Morsi

Wikipedia defines political legitimacy as “the popular acceptance of an authority, usually a governing law or a regime”. The keyword here is “popular”. The voting system was concurred as a way to gauge public acceptance of a person or government. The tallying of ballots is used as a means to assess the will of the masses. …

Sara Abou Bakr

The end of the Muslim Brotherhood

I have no problem admitting how much the Muslim Brotherhood annoys me. There is absolutely nothing that I admire about this group. I hate their fascist intentions, I disrespect their manipulative politics, their constant lying appalls me and I am offended by how much they distort a peaceful religion like Islam. The mere presence of …

Ziad A. Akl

Hundreds protested in Tala’at Harb Square in Downtown Cairo on Saturday against President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, in solidarity with the citizen killed by Central Security Forces (CSF) in Mansoura on Friday (Photo by Fady Salah)

Rage over death

Protesters criticise President Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood following the death of Mansoura resident

Fady Salah

A visionary without a vision

By Robert Mogielnicki On Saturday Mohamed ElBaradei, leader of the National Salvation Front (NSF), called for a boycott of the upcoming Parliamentary elections in Egypt. On Tuesday the boycott became party policy after a meeting of the NSF leadership While the NSF demands the formation of a national unity government and a committee to amend …

Daily News Egypt

Is Boycotting the Solution?

There currently exists within Egypt’s democratic forces a raging debate as to whether or not to take part in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Those who advocate for boycotting the elections do so for a number of reasons, many of which are based on the assumption that it will only be a matter of time before …

Farid Zahran

Reading a possible Egypt-Iran strategic alliance

By Ceylan Ozbudak In August 2012, when President Mohamed Morsi became the first Egyptian leader to visit Iran since the 1980s, he was careful not to schedule meetings with the Iranian leadership, much less to endorse any renewal of diplomatic relations between Egypt and Iran. Since then, a return to the level of cooperation pe r …

Daily News Egypt

Review: Op-Eds fueled against Morsi’s late interview

Sunday night turned into Monday morning with Egyptians still waiting for an anticipated television interview with President Mohamed Morsi. The president offered no explanation for the delay, and several newspaper columnists criticized Morsi for leaving millions of citizens waiting late at night for the long-awaited interview. The broadcast was supposed to begin at 8 pm …

Daily News Egypt