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White House Winks at Anti Christian Violence In Egypt [Video]

August 28, 2013
White House Winks at Anti Christian Violence In Egypt [Video]

  This post appeared yesterday on Magdeburgerjoe.com. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was very careful  in a recent press conference to say absolutely nothing about violence in Egypt by condemning “all the violence that has been perpetrated there in Egypt. Earnest condemned attacks on Christian churches without condemning the people who perpetrated them. In […]

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Egyptian Antique Photos, Music and Silent Movies

February 26, 2012
Egyptian Antique Photos, Music and Silent Movies

The following are slide shows of Egyptian life, some stretching back 150 years, giving one a picture of Egyptian life over the past century and beyond. The following are silent videos of a visit to Egypt in 1930.

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Egyptian Christians Face Fear, Danger, Uncertainty [Raw Video Footage]

October 31, 2011
Egyptian Christians Face Fear, Danger, Uncertainty [Raw Video Footage]

The revolution that brought and end to the rule of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak has yielded almost no benefits for Egypt’s Coptic Christian population, according to ACN News. Violent attacks on Christians have gone unsolved and unpunished. The army and police have been filmed in violent and deadly attacks on Coptic demonstrators. And there have […]

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Can Islam and Capitalism Coexist?

August 4, 2011
Can Islam and Capitalism Coexist?

Why is the Muslim world not more prosperous than it is? Many people assume that the fault lies in Islam itself. The City Journal approaches economic stagnation in the Muslim world and challenges some common assumptions about Islam and economic progress. It points to Turkey under the militantly secular Kemal Ataturk, Egypt and Turkey under […]

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Egyptian Revolution Takes Authoritarian Turn

August 2, 2011
Egyptian Revolution Takes Authoritarian Turn

  There are conflicting assessments of where the Egyptian people stand in the strugle between secularists and Islamists. According To one narrative, the Egyptian people want a set of political rights that westerners would understand, such as religious freedom, respect for women’s rights and the rights of Coptic Christians. An interview on Radio Canada’s As […]

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Cairo Opening Gaza Crossing, Halting Gas Delivery To Israel

May 29, 2011
Cairo Opening Gaza Crossing, Halting Gas Delivery To Israel

    In a sign of worsening relations between Egyp’s new government and Israel, the Egyptian government has halted delivery of natural gas to Israel, the  DEBKA web site has reported. Egyptian government probes  into Hosni Mubarak and his family are official reasons why the Egyptian government wants to halt gas deliveries until a new, […]

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Coptic Army Conscript Murdered In Egypt [Disturbing Video]

April 22, 2011
Coptic Army Conscript Murdered In Egypt [Disturbing Video]

On paper, non Muslim Egyptian citizens have equal rights to Muslims. Coptic men serve two years in the army after finishing high school. It should be an uneventful time. International Christian Concern produced a video about the young man, identified as Hany, who came from a poor Christian family in Upper Egypt. At first, Hany’s […]

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Arab Unrest:Is Democracy Universal?

April 21, 2011
Arab Unrest:Is Democracy Universal?

A guiding premise of American intervention in Egypt, Iraq, Libya and other nations of the Middle East is that democracy is a universally desirable form of government. There is a naive belief that the multitudes will flock to the polls and choose a righteous form of government. Unfortunately, Nazi Germany, the Palestine Authority and Algeria […]

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A New Book About the Cairo Geniza

April 18, 2011
A New Book About the Cairo Geniza

In traditional Jewish homes, worn out Jewish books are thrown out prior to Passover as part of the cleaning leading up to the holiday. Unlike regular refuse, anything with G-d’s name in it, like an old mezuza or a prayer book has to be buried in a respectful manner. Such items are called “shaymus”, and […]

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Tea Party Short Takes (World News)

April 13, 2011
Tea Party Short Takes (World News)

We will now be regularly featuring headlines and links to articles that we believe to be noteworthy. Here are today’s world news headlines of note. HALF A MILLION REFUGEES HAVE FLED LIBYA IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS (Financial Times) It should be noted that Libya has a population of about 6.5 million. MUBARAK AND TWO […]

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Amnesty International:Egyption Female Demonstrators Were Subjected to Virginity Checks [Video]

March 26, 2011
Amnesty International:Egyption Female Demonstrators Were Subjected to Virginity Checks [Video]

Women who were arrested in the demonstrations that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were subjected to degrading treatment in prison that included “virginity checks”, Amnesty International has reported. Women who refused to reply were told that they could face prostitution charges if they refused to comply with the examinations, which in some cases were conducted […]

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What Egyptians & Libyans & Tunisians Want

March 3, 2011
What Egyptians & Libyans & Tunisians Want

There is a blinding strain of western thinking in which a desire for democracy and human rights is universal. This is easy for us to believe in America, which has enjoyed a widening circle of democracy over its 233 years as a republic. In reality, most of the time, we spend our lives in situations […]

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Egypt, Libya and Change In the Air

March 1, 2011
Egypt, Libya and Change In the Air

My political memory goes back to when John Kennedy was running for President. As a very young child, I have memories of the Cuban Missile crisis, insurrection in the Congo, the Kennedy assassination, the civil rights movement, and many other significant events. Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Light the Fire” evokes vivid images for me. When […]

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Obama Whispers Support For Iranian Protests [Video]

February 22, 2011
Obama Whispers Support For Iranian Protests [Video]

It is interesting to contrast President Obama’s actions towards Egypt during its protests with his tepid support of protesters in Iran. Towards the end of Hosni Mubarak’s time in office, President Obama made it abundantly clear that he wanted Mubarak to step down. When asked at a press conference, President Obama stated that he felt […]

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Who is the Muslim Brotherhood?

February 22, 2011
Who is the Muslim Brotherhood?

A guest submission by Nachum Romberg There is a revolution happening now in Egypt. Egypt’s leader,  Hosni Mubarak, has been overthrown by the Egyptian people in their efforts to implement democracy. The revolution was fueled by many people, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood. These uprisings have been supported by world governments, including the United States. I’m […]

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