Egypt

Islamist War on Christians

I’m waiting. I am a Lebanese Christian, and I am waiting. Waiting for CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, or Time magazine to really tell the story. To finally run this headline: “War on Christians Being Waged by Islamists.” I’m waiting for someone […]

The Escalation of the Crisis in Egypt

The internal political crisis in Egypt is a reflection of the schism in Egyptian society. On 14 August, Egypt’s political forces and army special forces, in accordance with an order given by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor General, cleared protest camps and barricades in Cairo in front […]

Egypt – a Pendulum of Chaos

What is happening in Egypt? Is the overthrow of the country’s Islamist president a symbol of American failure? Will the military’s rise to power, followed by a new, perhaps secular government, help to normalize the situation? When Mubarak was toppled, the military made no move to intervene.  And this was […]

Egypt: Ominous Perils of Civil War

Ex-Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi is overthrown on July 3, 2013 when Egyptian army managed a military coup against the firstly elected head of state, causing a grave blow to the democratic norms and spirit. Prior to the condemnable situation, Morsi won 51.7 % vote against Shafique Ahmed’s 48.3% through which […]

Egypt’s Turning Point

As predicted, the Egyptian army was unable to stay away from the fierce confrontation between the supporters of president Morsi and the opposition, demanding him to leave. The military presented Morsi with an ultimatum to leave the Office within 48 hours to execute the will of millions of people in […]