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The Egyptian revolt is coming home

The uprising in Egypt has discredited every Western media stereotype about the Arabs. The courage, determination, eloquence and grace of those in Liberation Square contrast with “our” specious fear-mongering with its al-Qaeda and Iran bogeys and iron-clad assumptions, bereft of irony, of the “moral leadership of the West”.

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Muslim Brotherhood likely to win in an election

The Muslim Brotherhood are most suited to win if an election does take place. The Muslim Brotherhood will insist that a vote for them is a vote for the law of Allah, the Shariah.

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Mubarak announces he intends to soldier on, crowd reacts

In Egypt’s Tahrir Square, celebration grinded to a halt with Mubarak’s speech announcing he intends to remain in the position of power. The seat of power he has used and abused for three decades.

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Contingents for Egypt’s leadership are numerous

Mubarak the oppressor may be resisting succession, however there are many outstanding leaders ready to take the mantle as people continue to flood Tahrir square. How the outside world looks at succession and how local people approach it will differ.

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A private estate called Egypt

Only a thousand families count in a country that Mubarak and his cronies regard as their fiefdom. Long has the soil and wealth of Egypt been treated as spoils to be divided amongst Mubarak and co.

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Egyptian government bombed church to blame Muslims: Report

Egypt’s general prosecutor on Monday opened probe on former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly’s reported role in the New Year’s Eve bombing of al-Qiddissin Church in Alexandria in which 24 people were killed.

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Becoming Muslim in America: five words that changed my life

Today I ran into a man who changed the entire course of my life fifteen years ago. And he did it with a smile and one simple question. Had I not met him, I would today be dead or in prison.

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The death of Israeli democracy, birth of Zionist fascism

Many left-wing Israelis are concerned that anti-democratic legislation is pushing Israel towards fascism. Right-wing Israelis have recently taken to the streets to express their views, but the question remains as to whether left-wing Israelis be able to make their voices heard.

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The shaping of a New World Order

If the revolutions of 2011 succeed, they will force the creation of a very different regional and world system. Many commentators are comparing Egypt to Iran of 32 years ago, mostly to warn of the risks of the country descending into some sort of Islamist dictatorship.

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Mubarak’s phantom presidency

As the world watches Egyptian society transform, various interest groups jockey for position in the new political order. Read this excellent analysis to get an understanding of what is really going on behind the scenes and why the West has not yet called for his Mubarak’s departure.

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