The Square and January 25th’s 3rd Anniversary

Today is the third anniversary of the January 25th Uprising, the day that shall “live in infamy” in Egyptian and world collective memory. The past three years have been rough for Egypt, but the situation has devolved into a confusing shift of battle lines and allegiances: I can’t help but feel that Egypt is going … More The Square and January 25th’s 3rd Anniversary

As Americans Celebrate Freedom, So Do Egyptians

As we celebrate Independence Day, aka the Fourth of July, here in the United States of America, Egyptians too are celebrating on a national level: on July 3rd, yesterday, the Egyptian military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood party in a military coup. I am pleased that Mohammed Morsi is no longer in … More As Americans Celebrate Freedom, So Do Egyptians

Usual Accusations and Perplexing Protests over the Sinai Peninsula

The recent massacre of 16 Egyptian soldiers on the Gaza border in Sinai has fingers pointing, people crying, accusations flying and tensions escalating. But what’s missing in the melee is the truth. It is no secret that Egypt-and especially Egyptians-do not like Israel. During my time spent in Egypt I was appalled beyond belief the way … More Usual Accusations and Perplexing Protests over the Sinai Peninsula