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Egypt Still in Turmoil

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“The political crisis over Egypt’s draft constitution hardened on both sides on Sunday, as President Mohamed Morsi prepared to deploy the army to safeguard balloting in a planned referendum on the new charter and his opponents called for more protests and a boycott to undermine the vote….

“Over the past two weeks, hundreds of thousands of people have poured into the streets to oppose the charter, crowds have attacked 28 Muslim Brotherhood offices and the group’s headquarters, and at least seven people have died in clashes between Islamist and secular political factions.”

Read more here: “Opponents of Egypt’s Leader Call for Boycott of Charter Vote”.

As an American Muslim, what stake do you have in the outcome of these violent confrontations?

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Egypt: It Only Gets Worse

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“At least seven people have been killed and more than 770 injured in clashes outside the presidential palace in Cairo.

Yikes!

Read more here.

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Protests Escalate in Cairo

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“Thousands in Cairo protest Egypt president as opposition rejects talks. Egyptian protesters break through barbed wire barricade at presidential palace; more than 10,000 protesters were penned behind barrier, guarded by army tanks.”

Read more here.

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Tanks Deployed at Morsi’s Palace

posted by Suzy Shuraym

The Egyptian government deployed tanks outside of President Mohamed Morsi’s presidential palace early Thursday after overnight clashes between the president’s supporters and opposition killed at least seven people and wounded 400.

Read it on Al Jazeera Engish.

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