Tagged with Giza

Reporting on Kerdasa

Reporting on Kerdasa

Here is a recent report from Reuters, showing the difficulty in covering Egypt well. Kudos for going there, but we can only trust the journalist for his/her impressions. The pronoun is not specified, as he/she requested anonymity. The fear, likely, is of covering anti-regime sentiment. The question is if he/she covered it well. The brief … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Authority and Margin

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Authority and Margin

God, The official space has been claimed. First, in response to massive protests the military removed Morsi from power and installed a transitional civilian government. Second, they closed down media sympathetic to a Brotherhood viewpoint. Third, they removed the standing pro-Morsi protests with much resulting bloodshed. And fourth, they jailed many Islamist leaders who stand … Continue reading

Egyptian Government Restores Antiquated Church

From Ahram Online, official promotion of Egypt’s Christian heritage: On Wednesday, Mostafa Amin, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), inaugurated the Abbey Church of the Apostles in Atfih town in Giza governorate after the completion of its restoration with a budget that reached LE6 million. The opening came within the framework of … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Dahshur and Cabinet

God, It is good there is now a cabinet in place, because they have work to do. After a long delay, presumably over negotiations, President Morsy has now sworn in his new government. Public reaction is mostly blah. Most members are technocrats, there are few Muslim Brothers, and no Salafis. Some complain over the number … Continue reading