#dailyupdate: on spiritual heartbreak and countering extremism

A few days ago, I was working on this 50 page research paper that is dealing with sectarianism in the Egypt, Iraq, and Syria. I’ve tried to avoid dealing with Sharia law in general because I simply do not know enough and haven’t had time to do proper research. However, I realized that I had … More #dailyupdate: on spiritual heartbreak and countering extremism

Yesterday an Enemy, Today a Friend?

This was originally published on EgyptSource. The nuanced, complicated-nature, and symbolic defeat of a theological state that came with June 30 has left most Christians in Egypt ironically and dangerously excited, hopeful, and confident in the current government and more precisely, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Seven months ago, on August 14, Egyptian Christians fell … More Yesterday an Enemy, Today a Friend?

Democracy In Egypt = “I get what I want or else…”

Taken from Egypt Independent. I won’t comment, the title is all I need to say. http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/abu-ismail-warns-islamic-revolution-if-disqualified-presidential-race ————————————————— Disqualified presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail called on his supporters to continue their sit-in at the headquarters of the Presidential Elections Commission. He said that if the commission does not allow him to run in the election, … More Democracy In Egypt = “I get what I want or else…”

Violence in Imbaba

Last night we witnessed more deaths and injuries and violence in Imbaba, and as a result, the situation in Egypt grows more grave. Again, the Salafis say it’s because of a girl who converted to Islam and then was kidnapped and held in an apartment near the Imbaba church. #sigh. I am constantly amazed at … More Violence in Imbaba