Tagged with Judiciary

The Faith of Egypt’s Judges

The Faith of Egypt’s Judges

This article was first published at Lapido Media. Multiple assassinations and repeated threats fail to make Egypt’s judges buckle. The hammer of terrorism meets the rock of faith, with Muslim and Christian alike proclaiming a reality of inner peace. ‘What is the worst that can happen?’ Judge Adel Maged, vice-president of the Court of Cassation, … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Candidate Sisi, 529

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Candidate Sisi, 529

God, The inevitable came right after the unthinkable. General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi finally declared his candidacy for president and resigned from the army. Two days earlier an Egyptian court ruled 529 Morsi supporters worthy of the death penalty, implicated in the murder of a single police officer. Somewhat surprisingly, neither decision prompted massive demonstrations. But … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: A Call to Purge

Friday Prayers for Egypt: A Call to Purge

God, Another protest was assaulted, this time one called for by Islamists. An otherwise peaceful demonstration calling to purge the judiciary was met by violence, when then lasted long into the night. Not all Islamists participated; some believed such a protest would not help matters. Perhaps others remembered their own earlier criticism that continued demonstrations … Continue reading