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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 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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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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Somali Islamists ban aid groups, renewing famine concerns

Somali Islamists ban aid groups, renewing famine concerns | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Somalia's Islamist insurgency banned Western aid agencies from its territory, raising concerns that famine could return to parts of the northeast African nation.
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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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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 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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Pakistani Girls Hearing, But Not Heeding, Taliban Warnings

Children cried and shook uncontrollably at the sight of the rubble and shattered glass remnants of their classroom. The Taliban had bombed yet another girls' school in Pakistan.
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Moderate Islamist Party Winning Morocco Election

Moderate Islamist Party Winning Morocco Election | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Justice and Development Party won a plurality of the vote, requiring the king to choose a prime minister from the party and giving it the right to lead a coalition government.
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Saudi Arabia's Religious Police Outlaw 'Tempting Eyes'

Saudi Arabia's Religious Police Outlaw 'Tempting Eyes' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia has announced that it has the right to cover women's eyes—'especially the tempting ones.'...
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Egypt's Islamists reach out to liberals as elections near

Shadi Taha, clean-shaven, in a black suit and spit-shined shoes, drew curious stares one recent evening as he sat among local men at a rundown cafe in this industrial Cairo suburb.
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Final Tunisian election results confirm win for Islamist party

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia’s final election results confirmed the victory of an Islamist party, giving it a major say in the country’s new government and future constitution, the election commission announced Monday.
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Tunisia’s Jewish and Christian minorities put faith in Islamist-led democracy | FaithWorld

Tunisia’s Jewish and Christian minorities put faith in Islamist-led democracy | FaithWorld | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Minority Jews and Christians are putting their faith in Tunisia's nascent democracy to ensure its new Islamist-led leadership respects their rights in this traditionally secular state.
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Challenge for Political Islam in Syria

Regardless if the regime stays or not, political Islam is on the rise, they claim, and the Islamists will eventually overtake the Syrian parliament in democratic elections. A closer look, however, might prove otherwise.
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Saudi Arabia: Would Letting Women Drive End Virginity?

Saudi Arabia: Would Letting Women Drive End Virginity? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A report from a religious council in Saudi Arabia called the Majlis al-Ifta' al-A'ala concluded that relaxing the country’s rules that keep women from driving would lead to premarital sex and essentially mark the end of virginity.
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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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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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The Generals Have No Clothes

The Generals Have No Clothes | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Islamabad's generals have been sponsoring the deaths of Americans for years, and yet Obama does nothing. Why?

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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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Syrian Muslim Brotherhood Favors Turkey Model

Syrian Muslim Brotherhood Favors Turkey Model | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood would follow the Turkish model were it to gain power should President Bashar al-Assad’s regime fall, said Mohammad Shaqfah, the exiled leader of the outlawed Syrian group.
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Yemeni Shiite Rebels Attack Sunni School, Killing 20, AFP Says

Twenty people were killed and 70 wounded when Yemeni Shiite rebels attacked a Sunni Islamist school near the northern city of Saada yesterday, Agence France Presse reported, citing an unidentified tribesperson.
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Morocco election: PJD declares victory after early counting

Morocco election: PJD declares victory after early counting | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Justice and Development party hopes to lead first new Moroccan government since Arab Spring...
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Assessing Ennahda, Tunisia's Winning Islamist Party

Washington's embrace of Ennahda, Tunisia's leading Islamist movement, should be predicated on the party's actions matching its promises to foster an open, democratic society.
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Tunisian parties choose veteran human rights activist as country’s new interim president

TUNIS, Tunisia — A veteran human rights activist was selected as Tunisia’s new interim president on Tuesday, a party official says.
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Syrian Opposition Council Meets with Extremist Cleric

Syrian Opposition Council Meets with Extremist Cleric | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Ammar Abdulhamid, a U.S.-based Syrian secular opposition activist, says that the purpose of Qaradawi’s meeting with the SNC was to give it legitimacy amongst Islamists even though it has secular leaders.

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