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Annals of the Arab Spring (ctd.)

Cross-posted over at the Corner: Via the Wall Street Journal: QENA, Egypt—Five weeks after the fall of the Egyptian regime, Ayman Anwar Mitri’s apartment was torched. When he showed up to investigate, he was bundled inside by bearded Islamists. Mr. … Continue reading

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Long Spoon Needed

Crossposted in the Corner: This report from yesterday’s New York Times does not bode well. Here’s a key extract: Cairo: In post-revolutionary Egypt, where hope and confusion collide in the daily struggle to build a new nation, religion has emerged … Continue reading

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The Egyptian evolution

Egyptian Voters Approve Constitutional Changes: Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum on constitutional changes on Sunday that will usher in rapid elections, with the results underscoring the strength of established political organizations, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, and the weakness of … Continue reading

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Arabian Nightmare?

Cross-Posted on the Corner: It’s a week or two old now, but the warning that runs through this article from the London Spectator is still worth pondering: Here’s an extract: As a hint of what might be in store for … Continue reading

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Not A Good Sign

Cross-posted over at the Corner. Via AFP: Google executive Wael Ghonim, who emerged as a leading voice in Egypt’s uprising, was barred from the stage in Tahrir Square on Friday by security guards, an AFP photographer said. Ghonim tried to … Continue reading

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Secular and Islamist can mean very different things

A long post at Discover Blogs where I outline what I perceive to be the fallacies and misrepresentations in the media today about the Egyptian democratic revolution. In particular, I think terms like “secular” and “Islamist” are being used in … Continue reading

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Remember the babes!

I’m old enough to remember the “babe revolution” of 2005. How’d that work out? I know that most of my contemporaries are closely following events in Egypt while I’m busy running genetic analyses. Today a friend started IMing me about … Continue reading

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Secular Egyptian Muslims are like Christian Reconstructionists

At Discover I report some of the attitudes in Muslim nations in relation to particular crimes or infractions against social mores: Support for harsh punishments (affirm action)   Stone adulterers Whip & amputate hands of robbers Death penalty for apostates … Continue reading

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“The Worse the Better”

Cross-posted over at the Corner: In a long and interesting post over at the London Spectator Alex Massie thinks aloud over where the Egyptian revolution might be going. Agree or disagree, it’s all worth reading, but this caught my eye: … Continue reading

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