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Thankful for Islamic Identity

Happy Thanksgiving to American friends and family, but as you are thankful today be aware about tomorrow, at least as concerns your interest in Egypt. Friday may be black here as well. 568 more words


Five US misconceptions about the Middle East

“Iraq no longer exists.” My young friend M, sipping a cappuccino, is deadly serious. We are sitting in a scruffy restaurant across the street from the Cathedral of St. 1,728 more words


The Yacoubian Building review

I often treat suspiciously books that are claimed to be bestsellers and get awards. I don’t believe any longer in marketing slogans, because almost every book is a bestseller etc. 262 more words


Egypt Jails 78 Boys for Being at a Muslim Brotherhood Rally

Seventy-eight boys have been sentenced to up to five years in prison by an Egyptian court for being present at Muslim Brotherhood protests.

The boys, between the ages of 13 and 17, were sentenced for taking part in a rally calling for the return of President Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted in 2014, the BBC reports. 81 more words