Posts Tagged ‘egyptian student’

On "morality police" in Egypt

July 15th, 2012 Comments off

I did not get a chance to blog about the reports of Islamist morality vigilantism said to have caused the death of a young man in Suez a couple of weeks ago, but below are some links on the story. While it’s not clear how widespread the phenomenon is, and there has been some alarmism, I do believe that such events are happening more frequently. I would not look at a conspiracy by the new Islamist president for now, though — this problem has much more to do with the collapse of authority in areas where there the state already has problems to impose itself. No wonder the worst instances of such morality police (but the least reported) is Sinai.

  • No morality police in Egypt: Morsi spokesman – Politics – Egypt – Ahram Online
  • A noisy discourse on sexual harassment : EgyptMonocle
  • Egyptian Youth’s Murder in Suez Puts Islamists on Defensive – Bloomberg
  • Fears of ‘morality vigilantism’ in Suez – YouTube
  • After Suez murder, questions linger over vigilante ‘morality police’ | Egypt Independent
  • Egyptian student fatally stabbed by militants – SFGate

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    "Egyptian Student Abroad" Blog

    March 5th, 2012 Comments off

    I wanted to call to your attention the Egyptian Student Abroad blog/website, which has essays and articles by (can you guess it?), Egyptian students abroad (mostly in the US and Canada from what I’ve seen). It addresses many of the sorts of issues I’ve addressed here and is of course Egyptian-oriented. I should also note that the Editor, Adel El-Adawy, is a graduate student at The American University here in DC, and is also interning as a Research Assistant with us here at the Middle East Institute this semester.

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    Ask Daddy Mubarak

    October 24th, 2009 Comments off

    An Egyptian student asks Jamal Mubarak: “I am dying to know how you got to where you are.” Mubarak refused to answer.

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