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From the other side: Amr Moussa stay at home

We do not mention his involvement in the crime. Nor do we mention his defence to the matter. We do not know of his opposition to an error. Nor do we not know of his political stance. He is Amr Moussa, the veteran diplomat with a long history of nearly 53 years of service in …

Gamal Eid

Egypt: authenticity, Islamists and liberals

Authenticity is a trait that almost all politicians like to claim one way or another. Whether it is an American presidential incumbent speaking of how he stands for real American values versus his opponent or here in Egypt where a liberal may speak of an Islamist’s lack of Egyptian authenticity by reasoning that Islamist ideas …

Mustafa Salama

Hope

Make the choice, to live or not, once and for all.

Mahmoud Salem

Review: op-ed pages discuss constitution, dole out criticism for Morsy

Heated debates are triggered over the Constituent Assembly, it dwindling membership and the delay in finalising the country’s most important document, the constitution. In almost all Egyptian newspapers columnists have analysed the factors affecting the Constituent Assembly in its process of drafting a constitution. On another note, some writers continued with their weekly dose of …

Daily News Egypt

Review: new political coalitions and ways to combat religious offences

As political parties continue their pursuit of establishing solidified alliances for the upcoming parliamentary elections, Egyptian columnists dissect the new partisan coalitions, filled with hopes that division won’t strike at them once more. Some writers continue analysing American anti-Islam film, at the risk of becoming overwhelmed, by exploring options through which Muslims could prevent conflict …

Daily News Egypt

The myth of the underdog

Could it all be just a big bubble? How big will the clout of zealous political Islam get before Egyptians begin to realise that it’s just another trick to mobilise masses and score votes? At the expense of painting with a broad brush, political Islam in Egypt might be a bubble close tobursting. The underdog …

Mohamed El-Bahrawi

A pointless piece of cloth debate

Few hours after Fatma Nabil has read the 12 o’clock news bulletin in her full cream-colored veil, the Egyptian media sphere has quivered with endless controversial discussions on the extent to which the entire country is deliberately being ‘Ikhwanised’. Being the first Egyptian female newsreader ever to appear on Egypt’s state television, the move assuredly …

Daily News Egypt

Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil (C)prepares to lead the prayer over the coffins of the 16 soldiers killed during an attack on a border crossing post in Northern Sinai, during their funeral on August 7, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt-AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

Qandil’s faux independents

The fact that a quarter of ministers in Prime Minister Hesham Qandil’s cabinet remain in posts they held in his predecessor Kamal El-Ganzouri’s cabinet is only the tip of the iceberg

Ahmed Aboulenein