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Tag Archive: Egypt

Feb 12 2014

The Square makes your heart sing

Unfortunately the magnificent film Al Midan (The Square) on the Egyptian revolution by female director Jehane Noujaim is no longer available on Youtube but the trailer below is enough to make your heart sing. Go and see it when it comes to your city. You must. The revolution is coming back, no matter what… (Via Abbas …

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Oct 29 2013

Free Sherif Gaber Now

Waleed Al-Husseini of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain just informed me that a young Egyptian atheist who posted on his Facebook page has been arrested for his atheism yesterday after his university informed on him to the police. This is what Sherif published: Hi, my name is sherif gaber (Yamirasu) from Egypt. I was …

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Jul 08 2013

The historic advance of the Egyptian revolution

The Egyptian revolution has taken another important step forward for the people of Egypt, the Middle East and the whole world. The immense Tamarrod (Rebellion) movement, which organised “the biggest ever demonstration in history”, drove the government of Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood to the brink, finally forcing its downfall by the army. This is the …

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Jul 06 2013

12 year old boy on Muslim Brotherhood

If you only watch one video this year, this must be it. A 12 year old boy speaking about the Muslim Brotherhood, theocratic fascism, economic and political situation, and women’s status… As I’ve said before, no one knows Islamism better than those who have lived under it. And once again, long live the revolutionary people …

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Jul 03 2013

Long live revolutionary people of Egypt

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Majid Nawaaz writes on Facebook: “With mass protests against Islamist rule in Egypt, I hope we finally see the end of regressive-leftists claiming that Islamism is the “indigenous” voice of Muslims in Egypt. In other words, please be quiet you lazy, ignorant, reverse-racist, reductionist subscribers to the poverty of expectations. Egypt doesn’t want Islamism. Get …

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Jul 02 2013

Egypt’s fight is against Islamism

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Millions of protesters are demanding Morsi’s resignation; 22 million signatures have been collected calling for him to step down. If anyone mis-labelled the “Arab Spring” a “Black Spring“, they should think again. The uprisings and revolutions of the Middle East and North Africa were never in support of Islamism though it was labelled as such …

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Apr 02 2013

We have changed with the revolution and will not go backwards

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34 year old Egyptian female cartoonist, Dooa Eladl who calls herself a Muslim anarchist is facing blasphemy charges for her political cartoons that poke fun of Islamists. “The extremists don’t scare me,” she insists. “Whatever they do, I will continue to use my skills to poke fun at them. They must understand that we Egyptians …

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Mar 28 2013

Only you are to blame

Islamists who are supporters or part of the Morsi government have said that women are to blame for the increasing rape and sexual assault in Egypt.This despite the fact that there is clear evidence that much of it is state-sponsored and that a large number of those assaulted are veiled women. “How do they ask the …

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Mar 19 2013

I could have told you that

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You must have seen the Muslim Brotherhood statement against a UN Commission declaration against violence against women? The Brotherhood outlines a very, very long list of objections, including what it says is the granting of “girls their complete sexual freedom, as well as the freedom to choose their sex and the freedom to choose their …

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Feb 12 2013

No time for shoes

وقتی مرسی پابرهنه از مسجد گریخت!

Did you hear the report saying Morsi had to run out of a mosque leaving his shoes behind in order to evade protesters. It reminds me of the song, “run oppressor man, where you gonna run to?” All I can say is: it’s good to be alive today. Real good.

Feb 11 2013

Sexual Harassment of Women is State Sponsored Say Egyptian Women

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Today was a day of action against sexual terrorism in Egypt. One Islamic cleric gave a fatwa justifying the sexual assaults saying women were going to the protests to get raped. Nonetheless he and his Muslim Brothers have received their response by women on the streets of Egypt. See the magnificent protest below: Here are what some …

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Dec 17 2012

A warning to European Secularists

European Secularists are quick to say Egypt has “turned out exactly as they predicted” even whilst Egyptians continue to battle the Islamists on the streets. A warning to you: If you focus only on political Islam, you will not be able to see the resistance and dissent even when it is staring you in the …

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Aug 02 2012

A victory for women!?

Have you seen the new Egyptian channel called Maria where women must all wear the niqab and full Islamic veil to work there? An Islamic ‘scholar’ says this is a ‘victory for women’. Really? Is anyone else finding absurd the contradiction of hiding women away in a mobile prison and then putting them on television …

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Jun 28 2012

Actually it’s the same old same old

The Muslim Brotherhood has hailed Morsi’s narrow win of Egypt’s presidential election as the ‘start of a new era‘. It’s actually same old same old. Egyptians were given the [non] ‘choice’ between Mubarak’s former general and the Muslim Brotherhood, both of which were there to bring an end to the revolution that has changed much …

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Jan 10 2012

Women cane morality police

Islamists have been harassing shop owners and female customers in rural towns around Egypt for ‘indecent behaviour’ and enforcing Sharia law. Shop owners have been told they can no longer sell ‘indecent’ clothing, barbers can no longer shave men’s beards, and customers ordered to veil and threatened with severe punishment if they did not abide …

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Nov 21 2011

Some women are deficient in intelligence…

Mona Salah, an Egyptian parliament candidate for the Islamist Salafi Movement told Al-Sharq Alawsat (an Egyptian newspaper) ‘Women are deficient in mind and religion’* and are not permitted to have authority by taking on the position of Presidency.

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Nov 18 2011

Nude photo of Egyptian blogger is a scream against Islamism

Student, atheist and blogger, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, 20, posted naked pictures of herself on her blog to show her “screams against a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy”. Showing her body particularly at a time when Islamists in Egypt are trying to secure power is the ultimate act of rebellion. Don’t forget …

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