Category: Egypt

Memory is stubborn

Invention of the Mizrahim By Susan Abulhawa, 20 Sept 2017   The State of Israel was conceived at the turn of the 20th century in Eastern Europe by a group of elite European Jews who launched a movement called Zionism that sought to establish a physical nation state exclusive to Jews. It was a typical …

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Peaceable revolution

America’s Dumbest Congressman says ‘Selma’ shows why we should fight ‘radical Islam’ By Hunter (Daily Kos staff), Fri Jan 23, 2015 at 09:53 AM PST   One of the ways Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) retains his lock on the title of America’s Dumbest Congressman is sheer persistence. Other candidates may pipe up with occasional entries …

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Most of these fundamentalists are illiterate

Pluralism was once the hallmark of the Arab world, so the exodus of Christians from the Middle East is painful to one Islamic scholar By Robert Fisk, Sunday 23 February 2014   Tarif Khalidi is a big, bearded bear of a man, the kind you would always choose to play Father Christmas, or perhaps a …

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Dragged away to be shot over a shallow grave

Everything was possible By Omar Robert Hamilton, Saturday, August 17, 2013 – 22:26   I sit, for the 12th hour now, alone and struggling for what to do. For the first time since I got on a plane for Egypt on January 29, 2011, I am at a loss. Worse days than today lie ahead of …

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