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British-made tear gas was used on Egypt’s protesters

December 4, 2011

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ CS gas canisters with serial and lot numbers have been found by victims fired on in Tahrir Square Sarah Morrison and Bel Trew Sunday 04 December 2011 Suggested Topics Army Tahrir Square Middle East Military Suez North Africa Law Egypt A British firm manufactured some of the tear gas used by Egyptian security forces […]

Egypt’s naked blogger is a bomb aimed at the patriarchs in our minds | Mona Eltahawy

November 20, 2011

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View this story on the Guardian Comment is free By posing naked, Aliaa Mahdy has brilliantly challenged the misogyny and sexual hypocrisy of Egypt’s leaders Mona Eltahawy · 18/11/2011 · guardian.co.uk The blog of 20-year-old Egyptian blogger Aliaa Mahdy Photograph: Aliaa Mahdy When a woman is the sum total of her headscarf and hymen – […]

Societies Overpowered by a Headscarf: It’s Time for Change

November 19, 2011

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Posted on April 20, 2011 by nadiaelawady Muslim women in Europe and the United States who choose to wear a headscarf or face veil are placed under tremendous societal pressures almost every day. On the streets, some people look at them as if they are freaks of nature. Many find it difficult to get jobs […]

Jailed Egyptian blogger on hunger strike says ‘he is ready to die’

October 21, 2011

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Maikel Nabil Sanad declares he would prefer suicide to being tried by military junta for criticising the army in his blog Jack Shenker guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 18 October 2011 19.28 BST Sanad has been on hunger strike for 57 days and is said to be in critical condition. An Egyptian blogger jailed for criticising the country’s […]

Demand the release of Maikel Nabil Sanad – Amnesty International Australia

October 14, 2011

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Demand the release of Maikel Nabil Sanad – Amnesty International Australia.

Egypt: The Victorious Islamists

June 26, 2011

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http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/jul/14/egypt-victorious-islamists/ July 14, 2011 Yasmine El Rashidi E-mail Print Share Khaled Elfiqi/epa/CorbisCoptic Christian women looking out from inside the Virgin Mary Church in the Imbaba neighborhood of Cairo, May 8, 2011. The church was set on fire during clashes between Christians and Muslims the previous night. The forty-year-old Virgin Mary Church on Cairo’s al-Wahda Street—the […]

The Copts of today: Escaping the Church’s patronage

May 20, 2011

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Lina Attalah Thu, 19/05/2011 – 18:05 http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/444129 Photographed by AFP The Egyptian television building at Maspero on the Nile corniche has looked nothing short of a street-based church for the past 12 days. Posters of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary are hung on ropes from one end of the street to the other. Christian […]