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– Arabic Edition (Al-Masry Al-Youm) | Activists launch ‘Egyptian Brotherhood’ to counter sectarianism | Sham’ee Asaad, a Coptic writer and thinker, along with two others, Islam Gawish and Mervat Youssef, have launched a Facebook campaign titled al-Ikhwan al-Misreyoun (the Egyptian Brotherhood) which, they say, aims to reject “the sectarian classification of Egyptians.”
– Amro Hassan (Babilon&Beyond, LA Times) | EGYPT: Arrests of three dissidents anger human-rights groups | The brief detention this week of surgeon and political activist Shadi Ghazaly Harb by state security officials was the third incident of its kind in recent days to be condemned by human-rights advocates as authorities tighten their grip on dissidents in Egypt.
– Pete Willows (Bikya Masr) | Sayyid Qutb: A child from the village | Sayyid Qutb (1906-66) was hanged by the Egyptian government for his radical Islamic writings, and influence as a theoretician in the Muslim Brotherhood. Following the assassination attempt on president Gamal Abdel Nasser in October of 1954, several leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood were rounded-up. Nasser rent the organization illegal. Some were summarily executed. Others, like Qutb, jailed.
– Ahdaf Soueif (Comment is Free) | The regime can fix the elections – but it can’t fix the Egyptian people | As Egypt moves towards its parliamentary elections in November, each day brings fresh evidence of the profound problems now endemic in our political life. Adorning Egyptian newsstands morning was the photograph of the MP Mohamed Abdel Alim Daoud holding his right shoe up to the cameras with the caption: “My shoe is more honourable than any accusation (sic) the National Democratic party or any government official can aim at me”.
– Jack Shenker (Comment is Free) | Hosni Mubarak left red faced over doctored red carpet photo | There are those who lead and those who follow, and the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram clearly feels that President Hosni Mubarak fits into the former category. When he was pictured with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Binyamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas, trailing behind Barack Obama on the red carpet at the White House recently, it was nothing Photoshop could not fix.