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Egypt’s Islamists Turn Violent After Morsy’s Fall

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CAIRO – Rallies in support of Mohammed Morsy were smaller than they had been previously during the day today, perhaps because supporters of the deposed president stayed away out of fear of violence. But while the numbers may have been down, reports of violence throughout the city suggested that this crisis is far from over.
Tahrir squared

A functioning state and pride in this functioning state is as much part of the Egyptian identity as the rest.  It is precisely this compact of pragmatism, pride and aspiration that need to be understood to make sense of recent events.

Coup in Egypt?

During the few last days, the events in Egypt have dominated the media attention worldwide. Stratfor found that just a few minutes ago Egyptian President Mohammed Morsihas been reportedly isolated and transferred to a Defense Ministry site, even if this is yet unconfirmed. If the army indeed has taken action, this is a military coup, as Essam el-Haddad, a Morsi aid, posted on his facebook earlier.

The next step for Egypt’s democracy

After the coup that overthrew president Mohamed Morsi, questions remain about the road ahead.

Egypt foreign minister to Kerry: No ‘military coup’

Egyptian foreign minister said he assured his U.S. counterpart today that Morsi’s overthrow had not been a military coup

 

Tahrir between a rock and a hard place

Tahrir was once the Arab revolution?s novel symbol. Since then, Tahrir has inspired a great many stories and wild symbolisms

Rights, freedoms and the Egyptian coup

I was tweeting and messaging with some Turkish, Egyptian and Syrian friends late last night

?Ballotization? is not democratization

President Barack Obama may have failed to democratize the Middle East, but he has certainly helped parts of the Arab world ?ballotize

Coup in Cairo, echoes in Ankara

Mohamed Morsi, the first president of Egypt elected through free elections, was toppled by the military

 

Egyptian soldier killed in Islamist militant attack: Medics

An Egyptian soldier was killed early Friday in coordinated rocket and machinegun attacks

Egypt army urges conciliation ahead of Morsi rallies

Egypt’s military appealed for conciliation and warned against revenge attacks after it toppled president Mohamed Morsi, as police rounded up senior Islamists ahead of planned rallies by Morsi’s supporters on Friday.

Turkish immune-to-coups investors to stay in Egypt

Turkish business people have begun to evaluate the potential impacts of the Egyptian cou

 

MAIN FOCUS: Egypt’s army topples President Morsi | 04/07/2013

The Egyptian army ousted the country’s controversial president, Mohammed Morsi, on Wednesday evening and announced that new elections would be held soon. This means that the Muslim Brothers have failed right down the line in Cairo, some commentators observe. Others don’t trust the military and complain about the consequences of the coup for the young democracy.

A Tale of Three Coups

All eyes and ears are focused on Egypt with the ouster of President Morsi after massive street demonstrations and with the direct removal from office by the Egyptian military.Euphemisms and wishful political spin aside, this was a coup. The heads of state in the United States and Europe are now doubt breathing a sigh of relief, although watching a democratically elected leader pushed aside without ballots is not something to discuss very loudly in public.

Muslim Brotherhood-led coalition call ‘Friday of rejection’ against Egypt coup

A coalition led by the Muslim Brotherhood called for a ‘Friday of Rejection’ demonstration

Turkish PM holds 3-hour Egypt meeting attended by FM, intelligence chief

Turkish PM Erdoğan held a meeting in Istanbul to assess the latest situation in Egypt

Ouster of Egyptian Leader Draws Divided Response

The reactions of Egypt?s neighbors and partners largely reflected their own perceptions of the threats they face at home from either militant Islam or their armed forces.

Mapping Sexual Assaults in Egypt

The chaotic showdown between the Egyptian military and now-former President Mohamed Morsy has overshadowed another troubling development in the country: the nationwide protests that began on June 30 brought a new round of sexual assaults and mob attacks, with Human Rights Watch reporting on Wednesday that “mobs sexually assaulted and in some cases raped at least 91 women in Tahrir Square” over the last four days (journalists and foreigners have also been victims of the violence).[[BREAK]]

Opportunities and pitfalls in Egypt?s roadmap

The only way to safeguard against the emergence of another dictatorship in Egypt is a political settlement that is premised on an inclusive rather than majoritarian political order

In order not to end up with another authoritarian regime in Egypt six or twelve months down the line, we need to understand why the power configurations that emerged at the time of the ousting of President Mubarak in 2011 led to the reproduction of another authoritarian regime.

Brotherhood?s sense of victimhood will grow

While many will conclude Morsi was good at winning elections but terrible at governing, Islamists will see his removal as example of the futility of playing by democratic rules

MAIN FOCUS: The army pulls the strings in Egypt | 05/07/2013

After ousting Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s army has now arrested leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Adly Mansour, until now the head of the country’s Constitutional Court, was sworn in as Egypt’s interim president on Thursday. The military’s approach is a step backwards on the road to democratising the country, some commentators warn. Others hope that Morsi’s fall will give secular movements in further Muslim countries a boost.

 

Morsi and the military

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi walked a difficult line when it came to his relationship with the army.

Egypt?s Reluctant Rulers

For the enormous crowds who gathered in Tahrir Square over the past few days, the military?s announcement abrogating the new constitution and deposing Egypt?s first democratically elected president, Muhammad Morsi, is a second revolution, a replay of the ouster of dictator Hosni Mubarak three years ago. For the pro-Morsi crowds gathered in a much smaller square in a North Cairo suburb, the move, followed by the installation of an interim government, is a coup. This seems to be the view of most Western commentators as well, for whom the military’s actions fit into a tidy narrative of Egypt as a military?garrison state, long ruled by generals who viewed the rise of an elected president as a threat to their power and privileges.

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