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Friday, July 19,  2019
William Dalrymple

A year on, pro-revolution Christians are much harder to find.

Sheikh Musa Furber

What is a fatwa? Who can give one? What are the repercussions of a fatwa in general? And what was the meaning of this “fatwa” in particular

Paul Sedra

The language of victimhood, which dominates so much coverage of Coptic Christians and their predicament in Egypt, is entirely inadequate to the task of describing this predicament. 

Sherief Elkatsha

Democracy, it turns out, is something to strive for. It’s a direction, a state of being - not an event.

Soraya Morayef

Remembering Ahmed Ramzi – A True Egyptian Gentleman

Mohamed Zaher

Artists today operate with clicks of the mouse, video tools and digital colors, which even if they ostensibly mimic old traditional tools with respect to performance, are still radically different 

Nezar Al Sayyad

No one, not even a historian, could have imagined that this aptly named public space would nurture a spark that would set the entire Middle East ablaze

Juan Cole

 Despite the Orientalist impulse in Western writing to see everything in the Middle East as black and white, Egypt’s political geography has been revealed by this year’s elections to be diverse

Yahia Lababidi

A Poem: What Is To Give Light

Manfred Sing

Muslim and Arab Women at the Olympics - Gold Medal or Headscarf?


There’s No Grey in Our Flag

 “In the land of all black and all white, shouting grey is blasphemy;” and there are 80 million shades of grey in Egypt. Continue Reading

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Editorial – The Nile

It’s simple really, if we don’t save the Nile, everything else we are debating, discussing, arguing about will be irrelevant. Continue Reading

An open letter to Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei

I have the greatest respect and admiration for you. We can never forget that it was your courage and foresight that called for change and a transition...  Continue Reading

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Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahems are stand-alone cartoons interspersed throughout the paper that humorously raise a specific question or point out an apparent contradiction,...  Continue Reading

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Removing the word "civil" from the Constitution will result in
 A military state
 A theocratic (religious) state
 A civil state
 Don''t care
Do you support holding football matches with fans attending?
 Don''t care
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