Tagged with Activism

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Former Heroes

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Former Heroes

God, It has been a bad week for former heroes in Egypt. Mohamed Morsi had his death sentence confirmed. Ahmed Shafik languishes in the UAE. And revolutionary activists are disappearing. Not all were universally loved. Some were at loggerheads. But each was endeared by a substantial segment of the population. That segment has shrunk, and … Continue reading

The Decline of Coptic Activism in Egypt

The Decline of Coptic Activism in Egypt

From my new article at the Middle East Institute: During and immediately following the 2011 Egyptian uprising, Coptic activism reached new heights. Copts organized and came together to call for protection for their communities and rights more generally. However, particularly since the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood and the election of President Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi, such … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Universities

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Universities

God, If protesting has waned on the streets, it has waxed in the universities. Fueled first by some in their support for Morsi, they were joined by others in opposition to a law against protesting. Still others rallied simply because police entered the campus to put it all down. A last group, presumably the largest … Continue reading