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3,300 Year Old City to Be Wiped Off the Map
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Egypt, Sinai Peninsula, Rafah, destruction, cultural, buffer zone, ethics, families, Human Rights, society, politics, freedoms, dishonesty, government, sadness )

- 108 days ago -
The city of Rafah has survived the invading armies of Assyria, Greece, and Rome, among others. It has outlasted Napoleon's armies, the Mamluks, the British, and the Ottoman Empire, just to name a few. Before this year is out, Rafah will cease to exist.
Peter Greste Posts Emotional Photo Capturing Freedom After 400 Days In Egyptian Jail (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Egypt, Al Jazeera, media, ethics, Human Rights, Civil Liberties, humans, law, politics, world, freedoms, society, rights )

- 109 days ago -
This is what freedom looks like for Al Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste, who has finally been released after enduring 400 days in an Egyptian jail.
Famous Egyptian Writer Says Hamas Is "the Real Enemy," Not Israel
Society & Culture  (tags: Egyptian writer, Egypt, Hamas, Israel )

- 144 days ago -
Egyptian writer & playwright Ali Salem Hamas and Islamic State present the most serious threat to Egypt. He visited Israel and called for the normalization of relations, drawing strong reactions from critics. The Union of Egyptian Writers expelled Salem
Egypt Calls for Immediate Gaza Ceasefire
Society & Culture  (tags: world, human rights, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, ceasefire, death, society, news, violence, safety, politics )

- 273 days ago -
Egypt has called on Israel and the Palestinians to accept an indefinite ceasefire and resume indirect talks in Cairo to end the Gaza crisis, Egypt's foreign ministry said in a statement. The ministry on Saturday called for "concerned parties to accept...
Former Muslim Brotherhood Member Disillusioned With Islam's and the Muslim Brotherhood's Corruption and Cruelty Leaves
Society & Culture  (tags: Islam, Muslims, Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt, Corruption, Curelty, abuse, culture, ethics, freedoms, religion, rights, safety, society, violence )

- 466 days ago -
Egypt Independent has published a testimony of former Muslim Brotherhood member and writer Osama Dorra of how he has resolved to desert Islam as religion from his life:
Egypt's Latest Fatwas From Salafis and Brotherhood
Society & Culture  (tags: Sharia, bizarre fatwas, Mysogeny, Egypt, Salafist, Muslim Brotherhood )

- 541 days ago -
IT WOULD BE FUNNY IF... "When a women goes swimming, as the word for sea is masculine, when "the water touches the woman's private parts, she becomes an 'adulteress' and should be punished." Al Ahzar Fatwa Committee, reported in Al Masry Al Youm
Muslims Burn Christian Orphanages in Egypt Leaving the Children Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: Egypt, Muslims, Christians, orphans, orphanage, abuse, child, children, crime, culture, ethics, freedoms, politics, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, Middle East )

- 632 days ago -
Minya, Egypt (AsiaNews) - With at least 20 attacks against churches, Christian schools and orphanages, Minya Governorate is the part of ​​Egypt where Islamists struck with greatest violence and brutality.
Pro-Morsi Wahhabis Vow to Suicide Bomb Everyone Opposed to Them & to Set Christians on Fire   video
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, Egypt, Morsi, Wahhabis, Islam, Muslims, hate, terrorism, Christians, crime, culture, death, freedoms, government, murder, politics, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence )

- 642 days ago -
This footage is taken from a pro-Morsi demonstration in Egypt after the Egyptian military intervened on behalf of the millions of Egyptians who demanded an end to the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. While addressing Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the
End Sexual Violence ! Tell Egyptian Leaders To Protect Women's Rights ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, women, violence, environment, protection, rape, Egypt )

- 679 days ago -
Sexual assault and rape have dramatically increased during recent protests in Egypt-- over 100 women were attacked during a four-day period. The country has a pattern of violence toward women, as the political climate shifts, action needs to be taken.
'Circumcision Controls Women's Sex Common Sense' - Sheikh Yussef Al-Badri   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Female Genital Mutilation, Sheikh al-Badri, Egypt )

- 689 days ago -
BBC News: Sheikh Yussef al-Badri is one of Egypt's biggest advocates for what he refers to as female circumcision, and has petitioned the country's courts to make it legal again.
EGYPT Is Fighing Palestinian Smugglers With Sewage
Society & Culture  (tags: Egypt, Palestinian tunnels, flood with rawsewage )

- 817 days ago -
So this is pretty gross. Egypt's long struggled with ways to block a series of tunnels that bring some 30 percent of all goods, including guns, into Gaza so they got creative. They're using raw sewage. Palestinians who killed 16 Egyptian soldiers....
'DESTROY THE IDOLS', Egyptian Jihadist Calls for Removal of Sphinx, Pyramids
Society & Culture  (tags: Egypt, Jihad, calls for destruction of sphinx and pyra )

- 921 days ago -
An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to the Taliban, called for the "destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt," drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha statues, local media reported this week.
Statue of King Tut's Grandfather Discovered
Society & Culture  (tags: Statue, King Tut, King Tut's Grandfather, Egypt, antiques )

- 1452 days ago -
The second of a pair of fallen statues of King Tut's grandfather has been revealed at the tomb where he was buried, Egypt's antiquities minister announced today (May 31).The alabaster statue shows Amenhotep III seated and wearing a Nemes headdress, ......
Egyptian General Admits 'Virginity Checks' Conducted on Protesters
Society & Culture  (tags: world, women, society, politics, violence, Egypt, freedoms, crime, culture, ethics, government )

- 1453 days ago -
A senior Egyptian general admits that "virginity checks" were performed on women arrested at a demonstration this spring, the first such admission after previous denials by military authorities.
Egypt Hunts Down the Right to Love
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, culture, world, Egypt, rights, women, violence, society, ethics, family, education, crime, government, freedoms, sadness, religion, news, safety, police, law )

- 1466 days ago -
Abeer's story has come to underscore the conditions of Orthodox Christian women who are subjected to domestic violence and who seek protection elsewhere, but find that the teachings of their church keeps them in permanent, and often intolerable, wedlock.

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