Dear Egyptian Christians, This post is for you. You are a minority. You are Christian. You are Egyptian. And you are afraid. This post is not to tell you that you are silly for being afraid, nor is it to tell you that what you are afraid of doesn’t exist. This post is to tell … More Be Egyptian
In several of my last posts I have discussed some of the many problems that Egypt is facing including extremism, apathy, and maybe even the Armed Forces. However, despite all the disadvantages that Egypt is struggling with, there is one advantage that the Western and democratic countries could not lay claim to like we can … More The Advantages of Backwardness
Have you ever tried holding water in your hands? It cools your hands, slips through your fingers… a divine feeling until you realize that its gone in seconds. The feeling of water on a hot day in the desert. The spring and oasis of cool refreshment. That is what Feb 11 felt like. The hope … More The Slippage of Democracy
So it seems to me that there are many in my country who don’t quite get what freedom is. Well, at least they refuse to admit that freedom would include freedom of religion. In my mind there are limits to freedom but it does stretch much farther than most people in Egypt. The way I … More Freedom of Religion? What?
In the first few days after our victorious revolution, we begin to ask ourselves the questions that put off on Feb 11, 2011. What next? We cannot escape from the reality that there is a lot left to do now. We are all uncertain of what lies next but must engage now in the strong … More What is Democracy
Our Own Wax Man By AmiraM Have you not heard the noise outside your door? Or are you too old to hear? Haven’t seen the pain in our eyes? Or have you no heart to care? Have you felt the tremble of grief? Are you even alive? We laugh and dance, we scream, we weep, … More Our Own Wax Man