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· July, 2009

Stories about Egypt from July, 2009

Egypt: Fox News Creative Chaos

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia reacts to a mistake on Fox News, where Egypt is placed on a map instead of Iraq. Our Morocco author Jillian C York makes a similar observation...

Hijablogging: On Burqas and Bans

Although the practice of wearing hijab has been around since pre-Islamic times, the debate surrounding it has increased in recent years. Whereas in some countries, hijab is mandated, in others,...

Egypt: A Car Trade Social Service.

CarLog is a new online service for trading cars in Egypt that enables car owners to share photos, videos, and reviews of their vehicles on Facebook.

Egypt: “Fifty-seven years after the coup and we still are not able cope”

On the 57th anniversary of their revolution, Egyptians are still evaluating and debating how this historic event that started with the military coup d’etat has changed the their lives, and...

Palestine: Egypt and Israel and Humanitarian Aid

Writing on Arab-American joint blog Kabobfest, Will notes his disgust with Egypt's stalling of humanitarian aid entering Gaza. “Though we have seen Egypt’s role as essentially Israel’s sidekick before, the...

Egypt: 77 Egyptian Prisoners in Israeli Jails

On Twitter, Egyptian blogger Noha Atef [ar] notes: “I didn't know that there were 77 Egyptian prisoners in Israeli jails!! 41 of them are held on criminal charges, meaning smuggling...

Egypt: What's good for the goose is NOT good for the gander

When Marwa El Sherbini was shot dead in a German court Facebook users and the Egyptian blogosphere mourned her as the victim of the veil, the victim of racism, and...

Egyptian Women and a Fresh Outlook on Divorce

Divorce has always been a stigma in the Egyptian society. Today, the winds of change are blowing this away. In this post, Marwa Rakha follows conversations on Egyptian blogs which...

Egypt: Mounir Said Hanna found guilty of “Satire”

Egyptian Mounir Said Hanna Marzuq has been found guilty of "satire" after a colleague reported him and his poem to the authorities. He has been sentenced to three years and...

Egypt: The Egyptian Apostate

Egyptian progressive thinker, Dr. Sayed El Qemany was granted the State Award for Social Sciences. Egyptian liberals and seculars hailed the award while Wahabis and conservatives declared war on the...

Egypt: Doctors without masks

Egyptian Leftist [Ar] describes the paranoia gripping people over swine flu or H1N1 and bird flu. The blogger, who has been to three hospitals, notes: “Despite the horror spread in...

UAE: Marwa's Mainstream Media Fail

Dubai's Fake Plastic Souks describes the coverage following the murder of Egyptian Marwa El Sherbiny in a German courthouse as a “mainstream media fail.” “So, once again, we have news...

Egypt: Qaradawi's Jihad Book

Marc Lynch discusses Sunni Islamic scholar Yusuf Al Qaradawi's latest book The Jurisprudence of Jihad in this post. “Qaradawi's intervention has thus far received no attention at all in the...

Arab World: Swine Flu Fever Continues

Swine flu or H1N1 is still making headlines across the Arab world as new cases continue to be discovered by health authorities and announced in the Press on a daily...

Jordan: Why was Marwa killed?

Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah discusses the recent murder of Egyptian Marwa El-Sherbini, 32, in a courtroom in Germany in front of her three year old son and says: “This case was...

Egyptian woman killed in German court for being veiled

Egyptian bloggers join forces to decry the murder of a veiled Egyptian woman in a German court. Marwa El Sherbini, 32, who was pregnant at the time of her murder...

Egypt: Wael Abbas Released, Laptop Confiscated

Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas was detained and questioned for 13 hours upon arrival in Cairo from a conference in Sweden. “finally released after 13 hours, found the lost bag, but...

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