Amr Ezzat

Debating Sharia and democracy with a Salafi friend
Opinion

Debating Sharia and democracy with a Salafi friend

Salafis might accept procedural democracy — that is to say the vote and the ballot box — as a means…
Stop blasphemy trials
Opinion

Stop blasphemy trials

Since you cannot call a fire engine to put out a spark, then make the fire bigger and scream out…
Ice cream in Gaza
Opinion

Ice cream in Gaza

In 2008, stifled by an Israeli blockade exacerbated by a weak Egyptian position, Gazans barged through Egypt’s borders to get…
Revolutionaries and residents at Abbasseya
Opinion

Revolutionaries and residents at Abbasseya

A few hours ago, our taxi refused to take us in the direction of the Abbasseya, where the clashes were…
The Brotherhood fears the ‘uneasy’ minority
Opinion

The Brotherhood fears the ‘uneasy’ minority

Someone recently told me that if I had waited a little longer as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, I…
Betting on the democratic spirit
Opinion

Betting on the democratic spirit

What do we mean by a “civil state”? Is it the civil state of supra-constitutional principles advocated by the army…
Why I’m against ‘The Poor First’
Opinion

Why I’m against ‘The Poor First’

A recent blog post entitled “The Poor First, You Bastards” has received a lot attention in the Egyptian media and…
Are we still Khaled Saeed?
Opinion

Are we still Khaled Saeed?

It’s particularly telling that Khaled Saeed’s case has not yet been legally settled, despite the fact that it triggered a…
A state of counter-emergency
Opinion

A state of counter-emergency

Only 23 days ago, Egypt’s caretaker Prime Minister Essam Sharaf was with us in Tahrir Square, amidst large crowds of…
I’m proud to be Tunisian, says Tunisian in Egypt
Egypt

I’m proud to be Tunisian, says Tunisian in Egypt

Tunisians living in Cairo experienced a mixture of anger, optimism, enthusiasm and some worry as they watched the protests in…
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