In recent days, the protests and clashes over the Egyptian military‘s July 3 ouster of President Mohamed Morsy have transpired amid a parallel battle over semantics — specifically whether the dramatic events of the past week constituted a “coup.” Adopting the loaded word has very real implications for everything from the future of Egypt’s fledgling democracy to the more than $1 billion in aid Washington sends to Cairo each year.
by Hani Shukrallah, Ahramonline, July 4, 2013
Large-scale events leave an unquestionable mark on social media. This was true of Hurricane Sandy, for example, and is also true of the widespread protests in Egypt this week. On Wednesday, the Egyptian Military responded to the large-scale demonstrations against President Morsi by removing him from power. Can Twitter provide early warning signals of growing political tension in Egypt and elsewhere? My QCRI colleagues Ingmar Weber & Kiran Garimella and Al-Jazeera colleague Alaa Batayneh have been closely monitoring (PDF) these upheavals via Twitter since January 2013. Specifically, they developed a Political Polarization Index that provides early warning signals for increased social tensions and violence. The analysis and graphs below include the very latest data.
Protesters wanting the return of the deposed president have shown willing to lay down their lives.
There is no legitimate reason to sugarcoat what just happened in Egypt
The much anticipated face-off between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and protesters who called for the ousting of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi took place today [June 6, 2013]. The drama unfolded live on television, and was broadcast by local and international channels. At least 17 people were killed and more than 400 protesters injured in clashes across Egypt today, which many on social media described as ?expected? and ?surreal.?
Protesters rallied behind a printed petition?but modern technology also played a role.
Turkey’s assertive foreign policy, promoting itself as a role model for the Muslim world, has received a setback after the military intervention that unseated Egypt’s Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, analysts say. Turkey’s Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP), which faced down the most widespread protests in its 10-year tenure, had
CAIRO — Gehad el-Haddad, the spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood and the son of one of deposed President Mohamed Morsy‘s top advisors, meets me outside Cairo‘s Rabaa al-Adaweya mosque just as the crowds start to throng in for Friday prayers. He’s every bit the young Islamist pol, periodically bounding away to grip and grin with his friends and supporters. We make our way from the mosque to his friend’s apartment; amid the tumult in Egypt; Haddad hasn’t had the chance to shower in three days.
The leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood told a protest rally that he was ready to reach an understanding with the armed forces if Mohamed Morsi was reinstated
The African Union voted overwhelmingly to suspend Egypt from all its activities after the Egyptian army ousted the elected President Morsi
The Muslim Brotherhood organization is rooted enough to come back to power in Egypt, Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bağış argued
Liberal opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has been chosen as Egypt’s new PM, the Tamarod campaign behind the protests that toppled Morsi announced
This post is a part of our Special Coverage Egyptians Overthrow Morsi
The US meddling in Egyptian affairs ? and the coverage of news networks, particularly CNN, of the political developments in Egypt ? came under fire last night. The ousting of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi after a year in office ushered celebrations across the country, as well as a bout of violence between pro- and anti-Morsi supporters.
The African Union is the first international body to punish Egypt following Morsi’s overthrow.
PM Erdoğan said that Ankara has not received any request from Egypt regarding Morsi
The European Union has once again disregarded its own principles with its ?double-standard? view on unfolding events in Egypt
Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, has criticized the Egyptian army?s ouster of President Mohamed Morsi
Putin warned that the standoff in Egypt between supporters and foes of deposed President Mohamed Morsi threatened to degenerate into a civil war
Egypt’s army had no choice but to overthrow Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, former British prime minister Tony Blair says