Posts Tagged: ikhwan

The MOD sit-in: Sometimes with the Islamists, Never with the State

During the Monday march in solidarity with the Abbassiya detainees, a young comrade I know from Cairo University, a medical student who was among the field hospital doctors during the MOD sit-in, approached me, and told me the story of a Salafi woman in niqab, who kept on kissing the Revolutionary Socialists red flag during

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Religion in service of the state

Just like in April 2008, and 25 January 2011, both Al-Azhar and the Coptic Church, the two main arms of the state’s religious establishment, have come out to denounce the calls for general strike and civil disobedience planned on 11 February 2012. Add to the list of course, the Muslim Brotherhood. Their leadership did not

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Rage continues in parliament street

Thousands of protesters descended on the parliament today, calling for the continuation of the revolution, the execution of Field Marshal Tantawi, the prosecution of the SCAF generals, as well as social demands related to the renationalization of privatized factories, self management and setting a national minimum wage of at least LE1,200. The protesters also denounced

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The Friday of Reaction and Bigotry

What was originally announced as a “Friday of Unity” was anything but that. You can call it, the Friday of Disunity, The Friday of Bigotry and Reaction, the Friday of Religious Fanaticism. For weeks, the Islamist forces, without exception, have been denouncing the Tahrir sit-in, spreading all sorts of cheap, filthy, sensationalist lies against the

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