Browsing All posts tagged under »Egyptian military«

Egypt: The Victorious Islamists

June 26, 2011

0 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


Lina Attalah Thu, 19/05/2011 – 18:05 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 […]

Egypt revolution followed by conflict between Christians and Muslims

May 15, 2011


After the idealism of February’s revolution, Egyptians are worried about sectarian conflicts wrecking their hopes of building a better nation. Coptic Christians chant slogans as they protest the recent attacks on Christians and churches in Egypt. Photo: AP By Richard Spencer, Cairo 7:06PM BST 14 May 2011 Two families, two bereavements, two narrow streets apart. […]

The Egyptian revolt is coming home

February 10, 2011

0 John Pilger Published 10 February 2011 Western leaders should be quaking in their boots. An Egyptian protester waves a national flag as he sits on an electricity pole during demonstrations by thousands of anti-government supporters. Photograph: Getty Images. The uprising in Egypt is our theatre of the possible. It is what people across the […]

Mubarak to Step down

February 10, 2011


Mohammed Abou Zaid  /  AP Egyptian lawyers in black robes, at right, are stopped by anti-riot police officers, left, as they stream into Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Thursday. NBC, and news services NBC, and news services breaking news CAIRO — Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak is to step down after 17 days of pro-democracy protests, […]

Diary of an Egyptian rebel: we will not turn back

February 5, 2011


Ahdaf Soueif looks back on a week of deceit and violence in Egypt – and finds it has also been a week of hope and democracy in action, Friday 4 February 2011 20.40 GMT An anti-government protester takes a break from the demonstrations against president Hosni Mubarak in Cairo today. Photograph: Sean Smith for […]