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SHARE Sunday, June 21, 2015 Egypt's Destiny Between Four Political Forces and Four Dates
History rarely repeats itself but the wise always learn from its lessons. The 2011 Egyptian uprising was a remarkable event that displayed many positive attributes about the Egyptian youth and their future aspirations. But the moment the revolutionary partners broke ranks within days of toppling Egypt's former dictator, there was not much chance to advance the march towards genuine change.
SHARE Friday, December 5, 2014 Conspiracy in Action -- Leaked Audio Shows Egypt's Coup Leaders as a Criminal Syndicate
More than 40 years ago, Nixon told the American public that he was not a crook, only to be shamed nine months later and admit that indeed he had violated the law and had to resign. But the military generals in Cairo are not only crooks by their own admission, but also murderers, thugs, and psychopaths. The international community is looking the other way while Egypt descends into turmoil and chaos.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, November 8, 2013 Putting Egypt's Coup on Trial
While coup leaders thought they could humiliate and delegitimize Morsi through this sham trial, the table was turned on them, as it was Morsi who put the coup leaders, their enablers and supporters on trial. Morsi has become an icon illustrating strong determination to stare down the coup, champion the cause of freedom, stand up for democratic ideals, and defend the will of his people.
SHARE Thursday, August 15, 2013 Egypt's Shameful Day -- Bloodbath on the Nile
There are moments in a nation's history that become etched in stone. Such was the Palestinian Nakba, the atomic bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the September 11 attacks. The horrors unfolded on August 14 will go down in Egypt's history as such a momentous event.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, August 2, 2013 An Impending Bloodbath in Egypt: Will It Break the Coup?
the July 3 military coup was not in response to calls for a second wave of the revolution as falsely presented by the anti-Morsi forces. It was a determined and well-orchestrated plot to oust the democratically elected president after a single year in power.
SHARE Friday, July 19, 2013 The Grand Scam: Spinning Egypt's Military Coup
ElBaradei was fully engaged in contacting world leaders to convince them that the only way out for Egypt was the dismissal and overthrow of Morsi. Ironically, during May and June, Western leaders, including Obama and Kerry, pressured Morsi and the MB leadership to appoint ElBaradei as Prime Minister while the latter was arguing for Morsi's overthrow.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 4, 2013 How to Thwart Democracy? In Egypt the Military is Supreme
as they officially announced that Morsi was removed from power, the generals surrounded themselves with several civilian and religious leaders, including the head of Al-Azhar, the Coptic Pope, ElBaradei as NSF spokesman, and representatives of Tamarrud and the Salafist Al-Noor Party. It was a brazen attempt to make it seem as if the overthrow of Morsi had broad consensus by civilian and religious leaders.
SHARE Saturday, June 29, 2013 Ten Years of Hell: The Harrowing Tale of Ahmed Abu Ali
Ahmed Abu Ali was born to Palestinian parents in Houston, Texas, in 1981 and was the valedictorian of his high school class in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2000, he received a scholarship to study at the Islamic University of Medina in Saudi Arabia, so he left the University of Maryland to pursue a degree in Islamic Studies. He was one year away from graduating before his life would change forever.
SHARE Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Egypt's Fateful Day
Regardless of which scenario unfolds, Egypt will be facing difficult times. But for wisdom and rationality to carry the day, Egyptians of all stripes must come to their senses and realize that no group can ignore or marginalize the others. The MB-dominated government must realize that it must be inclusive and transparent, while the opposition must respect the democratic rules of the political game.
SHARE Friday, February 8, 2013 Egypt's Political Map: Clearing the Fog
The political class in Egypt is so polarized currently that it is difficult to see a light at the end of the tunnel. But the Egyptian people deserve to realize the fruits of their remarkable revolution. There must be a real national dialogue between all major parties regardless of ideology or political affiliation.
SHARE Friday, December 14, 2012 Egypt's Constitution, the Opposition, and the Dialogue of the Deaf
For the past three weeks, Egypt has been in turmoil. Its political structure has fractured almost fatally. The political order has become a zero-sum game. In their rush to discredit each other, both broad coalitions disregarded the cries and suffering of the average man or woman in the street. The economic situation in Egypt has deteriorated so much that poverty, unemployment, and crime have risen to unprecedented levels.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, December 7, 2012 In Egypt: When Democracy is not an Option
The secular forces need to face reality and accept the will of the people in a new and free Egypt. If their vision and programs for the country are better than the Islamist parties, then they have to convince the Egyptian electorate and start winning elections and referendums. They cannot claim to be pro-democracy and reject its outcome, or hail its principles while undermining its system or circumventing its rules.
SHARE Friday, November 30, 2012 Showdown in Egypt
The new constitution calls for the president to serve his full four-year term (which the secularists sternly oppose) as well as for new parliamentary elections to take place within 60 days. Many Egyptians hope that cooler heads will prevail and that the most difficult test for Egyptian political groups since the fall of Mubarak will prove that Egypt's democracy has matured, is resilient, and would indeed endure.
(19 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 15, 2012 America and the Muslims
the latest details on who created the movie that set off outrage in the Arab streets, with commentary on how unevenly first amendment rights to free speech are treated for Muslims and for those attacking Islam
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 24, 2012 Egyptian Military Checkmated
Underestimated by his critics and dismissed by his opponents, Morsi has demonstrated coolness under pressure, toughness, and shrewdness uncharacteristic to Egyptian politicians. With the exceptions of Mubarak's remnants his actions were overwhelmingly approved by Egyptians from diverse political, ideological, and pro-revolution groups.
SHARE Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Clinton in Cairo
Throughout her trip, Clinton was met with angry supporters of the military and Mubarak's remnants, who accused the US of supporting the MB. The US strategy is to give the Islamic rising powers a chance to govern as long as they agree to: keep the Americans in, the Chinese and Russians out, the Iranians down, and the Israelis safe.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 16, 2012 The True Face of Egypt's Military
The emerging Islamic and revolutionary parties have now been totally stripped of their political ascendency, less than five months after their rise to power. Further, a Mubarak-era military man is now on the verge of being "elected" president using the assorted tools of the democratic process.