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Egypt: Soccer Counters Terrorism, Blogger Helps Drug Addict, Blogging Egypt's History and More

In this week's round-up from Egypt there are so many intertwined stories. One blogger is asking: what is the relation between soccer and terrorism? We also have an interesting story by Isis, (Egypt-The Reality), who is helping a drug addict because of a blog post. Egypt-Napoleon's history is being profiled in a new blog and can a new fatwa (religious opinion) bring imprisoned Egyptian blogger Karim Amer back to life? There is also a follow up on the 11-year-old mother by Zeinobia.

Soccer counters Terrorism: A Whisper of Madness is contemplating the impact of soccer in the Middle East in addressing terrorists. He is taking an example from Israel and the Palestinian territories. He is also discussing Iraq’s terrorism within the context of the Asia Cup. Read his point of view on whether soccer can save Iraq or not here.

The 11-year-old Mother is Not the Youngest Anymore: Egyptian Chronicles is following up on the case of the 11-year-old girl who became a mother after a rape incident. She is bringing us the details of the court session in which the DNA proved that the accused is not the father and that Hend is not 11-year-old according to the medical examination. More from Zeinobia in this blog post.

Egypt-Napoleon’s history in a blog: Arabist is reporting the creation of a new blog addressing the era when Napoleon invaded Egypt. The new blog is by Uber-blogger and Middle East historian Juan Cole, according to the Arabist. You can check the new blog here.

Blogger Helps Drug Addict: In a very interesting blog post by Egypt- The Reality, Isis is describing her courageous journey quitting her addiction to heroin. It takes courage to share such moments with others and to be proud that you will never return to this poison. However, the blog post is not only describing how Isis quit heroin but also helping another person who read her blog post and asked for her support to help him become “clean”. At the beginning she thought he might be a policeman trying to gather information about her but she discovered it is a person who is in deed in need of help. Amazing story by Isis, you can read here.

Freedom of Religion: Free Kareem is discussing the latest fatwa or religions opinion by Egypt’s Mufti (top cleric) on the freedom to leave the religion or Islam. Free Kareem is discussing the fatwa at the backdrop of sentencing Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer three years in prison for insulting Islam.

And here I come to the end of this weekly round-up from the Egyptian blogosphere, until next week all the best from Cairo.

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  • People should be freed from all forms of “hegemonistic” powers. Be it the State or the Religion.

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