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Salafis in Egypt Have More Than Just Religious Appeal

Salafis in Egypt Have More Than Just Religious Appeal | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
For many poor Egyptians, the hard-line Salafis are an answer to condescending elites of all stripes, including the moderate Islamist Muslim Brotherhood.
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Egypt: Islamist Election Win Could Bring Showdown with the Military

Egypt: Islamist Election Win Could Bring Showdown with the Military | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Marginalized at the polls, liberals are left reeling, while the military insists on keeping the reins of power...
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Muslim Brotherhood Quits Egypt’s Constitutional Panel

The Muslim Brotherhood protested what it said were efforts to undermine parliamentary authority in writing Egypt’s new Constitution.
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Egypt's military will have final say on country's new constitution

Egypt's military will have final say on country's new constitution | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Scaf generals say they will have final approval over new political system, whatever the outcome of the election...
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Egypt election runoff: Tahrir Square activist vs. Islamic scholar

Egypt election runoff: Tahrir Square activist vs. Islamic scholar | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As Egyptians go to the polls today for runoff races, the battle in Cairo's Nasr City neighborhood offers a window into the national race for second behind the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Thought the Muslim Brotherhood Was Bad? Meet Egypt's Other Islamist Party

With only a few months of preparation and a rumored cache of Saudi funding, Egypt's even more extreme Salafist Nour Party is giving the Muslim Brotherhood a run for its money.
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Egyptian elections stir disquiet in Israel

Egyptian elections stir disquiet in Israel | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Arab Spring could open the door for Islamists – as seen in Egypt elections – and threaten Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned.
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In Egypt, Will Democratic Legitimacy Trump Military Legitimacy?

In Egypt, Will Democratic Legitimacy Trump Military Legitimacy? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The crucial thing about the elections in Egypt is not so much their outcome. They must be allowed to run their course and produce a credible parliament.
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Egypt's Elections: Has the Muslim Brotherhood Trumped Tahrir Square?

Egypt's Elections: Has the Muslim Brotherhood Trumped Tahrir Square? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The message of the historic Egyptian election, which began Monday with huge crowds turning out to vote in the protest-scarred cities of Cairo and Alexandra, is a simple one: Egypt's immediate political future will not be written in Tahrir Square,...
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Egypt's elections can't be trusted - CNN.com

Egypt's elections can't be trusted - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
With the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in charge, Egypt's elections are pointless, say Cynthia P.
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Egypt's elections go smooth amid protests

Egypt's elections go smooth amid protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
People waited in lines that ran hundreds of yards in what many Egyptians regarded as the first free elections in decades.
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Egypt's elections are a dangerous crossroads, warns military junta

Egypt's elections are a dangerous crossroads, warns military junta | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Head of armed forces warns polls must be successfully implemented and issues warning to 'meddling troublemakers'...
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New Clashes Underscore Standoff in Egypt

New Clashes Underscore Standoff in Egypt | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The killing of an unarmed demonstrator threatened to stir up new protests Saturday as Egypt’s military rulers and political parties raced to prepare for potential chaos during the elections scheduled for Monday.
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The Islamist Spring: What Mubarak Got Right, What Obama Got Wrong

Mubarak had cautioned that if he gave up the presidency at that time, chaos would follow, and the feared Muslim Brotherhood rise to power.
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What Egypt's Military Doesn't Want Its Citizens to Know

What Egypt's Military Doesn't Want Its Citizens to Know | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

On Dec. 7, Egypt's largest-circulation privately owned newspaper, al-Masry al-Youm, published an unsigned editorial under the title, "The British Independent Publishes a Fabricated Article About al-Masry al-Youm." In the editorial, the paper accused The Independent's Cairo correspondent, Alastair Beach, of being linked to Western intelligence agencies. It also alleged that I, a professor at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, was seeking to foment a coup d'état in Egypt.

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Democracy dial-back? Egypt military moves to hem in new parliament

Democracy dial-back? Egypt military moves to hem in new parliament | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A member of Egypt's ruling military council said today that it would have a role, albeit indirect, in appointing the body that will write a constitution instead of leaving it to elected lawmakers.
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Egypt's military rulers to keep most powers after election

Egypt's military will retain broad executive powers, help shape the framing of a new constitution and keep its vast financial holdings hidden even after an elected Parliament is seated, one of the ruling generals told foreign journalists Wednesday.
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Egypt Islamists Vie for Votes as First Round of Elections Ends

Egyptian voters complete run-offs today for the first round of an election that has Islamist groups vying to control the first parliament since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak.
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Muslim Brotherhood says leads Egypt's vote count

Muslim Brotherhood says leads Egypt's vote count | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CAIRO (Reuters) - The Muslim Brotherhood claimed to have a lead on Wednesday in the early vote count in Egypt's first free election since army officers ousted the king in 1952.No official results in the...
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Amid Egypt's election, Tahrir Square stays relevant (VIDEO)

Amid Egypt's election, Tahrir Square stays relevant (VIDEO) | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt's elections have begun amid high turnout and public optimism. But Tahrir Square's protesters are promising to keep the pressure on the country's military rulers.
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Winning Back the Revolution

Winning Back the Revolution | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Most Egyptians want economic recovery, not more protests, according to national Gallup surveys conducted over the past eight months. Do activists have any chance of winning back the street?

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Egypt's Vote Puts Tahrir Square in Perspective

Egypt's Vote Puts Tahrir Square in Perspective | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Ordinary Egyptians who have stayed out of the demonstrations of recent weeks turned out in force to cast ballots in the first country's first democratic elections...
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Egypt Islamists pull out stops in post-Mubarak poll

Egypt Islamists pull out stops in post-Mubarak poll | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians voted for a second day on Tuesday in a parliamentary election that Islamists hope will sweep them closer to power, even though the army generals who took over from Hosni Mubarak...
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Egypt votes: Shaky 1st step toward democracy

Egypt votes: Shaky 1st step toward democracy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Thousands line up for vote which promises to be the fairest and cleanest in Egyptian memory, but uncertainty looms over a divided nation...
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Tahir Square in Cairo is filled with tear gas, fury and hope

Tahir Square in Cairo is filled with tear gas, fury and hope | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
After a week of violence Egyptians make ready for an election they hope will put them on the path away from authoritarian rule and towards democracy...
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