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He couldn’t have been more than 19. His clothes were cheap and his sparse yet unshaven facial hair was indistinguishable from the dirt on his cheeks. He was with another kid on the other side of a kiosk and couldn’t see that I was listening.
“Is this the work of a God-fearing people?” screamed our neighborhood imam over the loudspeakers during Friday’s passionate sermon. The innate hostility in regard to Israel tilts toward hatred.
Rolling blackouts turn up the heat and turn off the lights; on the political front, Morsi feels heat of a different sort.
Results showed a clear majority for Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, over regime candidate Ahmed Shafiq. But watch out for flames shooting from the military dragon.
Those who can have chosen to selectively forget the worst of recent memories, but most sense a new wave of conflict, gathering at a distance and surging toward them.
AP / Nariman El-Mofty
As American NGO employees await trial, propagandists beat the drums of public suspicion and the military maneuvers to preserve U.S. aid.
AP / Amr Nabil
The celebration brought hundreds of thousands from all walks of life to Tahrir Square. We left with a feeling of disappointment.
Some Egyptian women have an answer for vigilantes armed with walking sticks: welts and words that are far from submissive.
AP / Nasser Nasser
Much of the beauty of the spirit of Tahrir Square has now been destroyed, ripped apart by soldiers swarming like enraged red ants to attack protesters impotently throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.
AP / Tara Todras-Whitehill
In the surreal dawn of Tahrir Square the sun is purple-gray through the mist of tear gas, a building a block away is burning, the black carcass of an overturned truck smolders as a few people hover.
Essam Atta died Thursday at Qasr El-Eini hospital in Cairo after prison guards allegedly tortured him by sodomization.
AP / Khalil Hamra
How can the people who made this revolution of unity have been so betrayed?
Egypt’s massive youth movement—clueless, courageous and as easily provoked as a crowd of edgy football fans—has been played.
Gigi Ibrahim (CC-BY)
Wow, what a jittery, hair-trigger, emotional week in Egypt, the heart of the revolutionary world.
Yes, Flagman—surely you’ve heard of the Egyptian superhero who scaled the 21 floors of the Israeli Embassy in the predawn hours Sunday.
For God’s sake, American press! Hurry up! Get up to speed on the Egyptian revolution evolution! It is changing every day.
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