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Family in Tahrir

Family in Tahrir

With Egypt on the eve of another potentially massive demonstration, it is time to pull these pictures out from the archive. They are from the day I took my four year old daughter and her grandfather to Tahrir. I didn’t post them immediately, as I didn’t want to scare the rest of the extended family. … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Eid Sacrifices

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Eid Sacrifices

God, Millions of Egyptians celebrated the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice; many also witnessed the sacrifice of others over religion. In some places Egyptians battled either institutions or each other over control of the main public squares – and with it, the right to lead the holiday sermon. In other places the sermon itself displayed opposition … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Ripples

God, As a tumultuous period has passed, though not been resolved, smaller items follow in succession. Largely Islamist protests the past two weeks in Tahrir rippled out to the governorates, where thousands of people demonstrated to ‘save the revolution’. It is hard to gauge the effect, but if Islamists decide to continue, and if revolutionaries … Continue reading