From the Egyptian blogs

Some bloggers are angry over the news of the 14 years old kid who is facing death sentence in Saudi Arabia. Freedom for Egyptians and Ritzy are pointing that the kingdom ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and that Sharia law does not impose capital punishments on minors.

Ritzy highlights the absurd statement that the court sentenced him based on “the coarseness of his voice and the appearance of pubic hair.”

Sandmonkey stresses the absurdity of the “pubic hair” part and suggests that we nuke Saudi.

Egyptian bloggers continue to discuss the events of Alexandria.

MalcolmiX reports (Arabic) that the church responsible for the play handed out to people on the streets an apology over staging the play.

Karim is organizing a vigil in front of a Basilica in Heliopolis. While Kefaya is organizing (Arabic) a demonstration to support national unity.Africano (Arabic) and a group of bloggers are organizing a day for both Muslims and Christians to fast together.

Tarek reports (Arabic) that the Azhar continues to ban books. A book published by the American University in Cairo Press and Oxford University Press. The book is titled: Wahhabi Islam from Revival to Reform to Global Jihad by Natana DeLong-Bas.

Mohammed posts(Arabic) a long post about the election rallies he have seen from the balcony of his home. He thinks the elections results are tied between the Muslim brotherhood and the NDP. He didn't see any election rally in the street that attracted him to go down and join.

Fustat says that the Arabic dubbed Simpsons cartoon has been successful and will continue after Ramadhan.

Freedom for Egyptians (FfE) is glad that the BBC will launch and Arabic TV by 2007. He says that it will add a fresh perspective. Fustat points that the BBC is funded by a major partner to the U.S. in Iraq. But FfE reminds of the level of proficiency in both the BBCWorld TV and Arabic Radio service.

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  • […] As for what happened in the past few weeks here is a summary of the first stage: The opposition formed a coalition against the NDP, while the Muslim Brotherhood didn’t join this front. Both the NDP and the MB campaigns were the most visible. With the MB slogan “Islam is the solution”. […]

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