Tagged with Rebel Campaign

Surveying Foreign Christian Residents in Egypt on the Interpretation of Political Events

Surveying Foreign Christian Residents in Egypt on the Interpretation of Political Events

In Egypt’s current political struggle both sides are using the media to highlight their interpretation of events. State media is accused of turning the nation against the democratically elected president and his backers in the Muslim Brotherhood. Meanwhile, anti-Islamists target Western media in particular of having a bias toward the Brotherhood, against the military, and … Continue reading

Who Should Christians Support in Egypt?

Who Should Christians Support in Egypt?

From my recent article in Relevant Magazine: When push comes to shove, as it has in Egypt, who should American Christians support? The recent military move to oust an elected president was almost universally backed by Egyptian Coptic Christians, which make up roughly ten percent of the population. But the move, called by many a … Continue reading

The Man who Overthrew a President

From Ahram Online, perhaps the making of a hero, but the portrait of the man who designed the Rebel Campaign: Far from being overawed, Badr was soon arguing with General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi about the military’s roadmap for a political transition, and rejecting his suggestion that Morsi should call a referendum on his continued rule. Millions … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Rebel Positioning

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Rebel Positioning

God, June 30 looms, and Egypt’s political players are getting ready. The bulk of opposition parties have signed on to a grassroots campaign to call for early presidential elections. Named ‘Rebel’, they have collected millions of signatures, seek a total of fifteen-plus, and plan a massive rally at the presidential palace on the anniversary of … Continue reading

Torture: Why I Signed the ‘Rebel’ Campaign

From Ahram Online: In order to justify removing a standing president, first an author must defend his democratic credentials. After an extended introduction, he writes: This was last October, and up until that point I had been convinced that President Mohamed Morsi was the legitimate president of Egypt, and that even though I did not … Continue reading