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Egypt’s Morsi mulls cabinet amid Tahrir sit-in

June 25th, 2012 Comments off

Mohamed Morsi (centre) has to contend with a ruling military seeking to retain broad powersEgypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi began selecting a new government on Monday as his supporters pursued a sit-in to pressure the ruling military to hand over full powers to the Islamist.

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Egyptians rally against military in Cairo’s Tahrir

June 22nd, 2012 Comments off

Egyptian protesters wave national flags and banners in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, 21 June, 2012. Authorities delayed Thursday's planned announcement of the winner of Egypt's presidential election. Hundreds of Brotherhood supporters camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday night, denouncing the ruling military and vowing to stay in place until the parliament, which was dissolved last week on a court order, is reinstated. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)Tens of thousands of Egyptians have converged on Tahrir Square in Cairo to protest against the ruling military council's power grab and in support of the Islamist presidential candidate who they believe won the election.

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A Council on Foreign Relations "expert" gushes

April 17th, 2012 Comments off
Ed Husain ? @Ed_Husain

Honored to meet His Excellency @khalidalkhalifa today in #Bahrain. Thoughtful, caveated, and visionary. Bahrain’s ‘opposition’: engage.”

PS I really don’t know about the expertise of this guy but I like how he feels he can issue orders to the Bahrain opposition.  Yes, Mr. Husain.  They are hanging on your every word.  Keep them coming.  They don’t know what to do without your instructions.


PS Oh, I was just reminded that this is the guy who was in Hizbut Tahrir before seeing the Bush light.  

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The Battle of Muhammad Mahmoud Street

December 8th, 2011 Comments off

I mentioned earlier that I once lived on the corner of Muhammad Mahmoud Street in Cairo, which became a major battleground during the Tahrir fighting of a couple of weeks ago. Via Zeinobia, a rather extended if unedited clip of the fighting there:


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Tahrir Sq doctors

November 27th, 2011 Comments off
Categories: Modern Islam Tags: doctors, Source, tahrir

Experimenting with a Tahrir liveblog

November 25th, 2011 Comments off

I am trying out an experiment with a live blog of today’s events. It’s here or through the updates below.

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Categories: Arab Blogs Tags: blog, tahrir

Tahrir: what next?

November 22nd, 2011 Comments off

So, the Field Marshall has given his speech, and lo and behold, it was a dull speech that did not offer a clear way to pacify the crowds in Tahrir….

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Video: Tahrir 2011-11-22

November 22nd, 2011 Comments off

A stroll around Tahrir Square as thousands more join the protest, now in its third day.
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Categories: Arab Blogs Tags: protest, tahrir, third day

Some reflections on today’s events in Tahrir

November 20th, 2011 Comments off

It didn’t have to be this way. On Friday, a large peaceful protest was held against the military’s attempt to impose itself into…

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Tahrir and the Islamist-secularist-SCAF triangle

November 19th, 2011 Comments off

Up front, signs calling for the fall of military government, in the back, a large poster calling for freedom for Alaa Abdel Fattah

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