Monday, August 10, 2009


I've blogged before about the treatment of Bahá'ís in Egypt and have been following the halting progress toward their fairer treatment. It's heartening to see that identity cards have finally been issued.

Meanwhile, the son and possible successor to the current president is set to address young Egyptians online. A website has been set up for the address.

Religious tension was stirred up again in Ain Shams, the neighborhood where I taught English first semester as Muslims protested Christians holding church services in an old factory.

The Egyptian government linked the February bombing to Al-Qaeda and says that the cell had plans to kill the Israeli ambassador to Egypt.

James Karl Buck, formerly detained in Egypt, shares his thoughts on the detention of Americans in Iran.

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