Posts tagged "cairo"
Turmoil at Al-Azhar: Religion, Politics, and the Egyptian State

Turmoil at Al-Azhar: Religion, Politics, and the Egyptian State

Jared Malsin on the religious and political stakes of upheaval at Egypt's Al-Azhar University.

Friday’s Reflections: Egypt Rises…And Triumphs

Yasmin Moll: After 30 years of autocratic rule, Mubarak stepped down today. The announcement came around 6 pm Cairo time. I had just finished giving an interview to a documentary filmmaker where I expressed great fear that Mubarak will continue to defy the demands of millions of Egyptians and cling to power. I have never been...

Egyptian Experience

My friend Sam is in Egypt.  Here's an excerpt from his recent blog post which can also be read at AOLNews:
They had us empty our pockets in the middle of the half open gazebo type station. The mob began to form around us as we were searched and questioned. Someone from the mob...

Cairo Cops

My friend, Sam, who live son a houseboat on the Nile writes:
As the protesters marched forward some policemen were left behind. About half a dozen or so jumped the fence onto the property next door. They were terrified. These were not the the boys with the riot gear. They were 40 something officers with stars...