Part of an story with the NYTimes describing the state of Cairo after the revolution by focusing on Imbaba.
After a night of violence starting when the Army attacked protesters outside of the Egyptian state TV building at least 23 were dead. Many of the bodies were of Coptic Christians and were taken to the Coptic Hospital near Ramses Station. After a night of violence around downtown cairo and the Hospital many of the [...]
French freelancers on Libya’s front line and Muslim Brotherhood members on election day commune with their higher powers, if you can call editors higher powers.
Friday prayers in Bengazi were held on the Corniche and were massive. At the end of the day I searched out the transmission site of Radio Free Libya, an opposition radio station set up just a few days after the uprising started. They play only old revolution songs so they must use reel to reel [...]
Christians in central Cairo protested Jan. 2 against the Alexandria church bombing that occurred just after midnight on New Year’s Eve. The protest started downtown and continued for a few miles, ending across the Nile at a church in the Imbaba district. The protest was largely peaceful, though at the beginning, it included stone throwing [...]
A mixture Christians and Muslims protested against the Egyptian government and the Alexandria church bombing in Cairo’s northern suburb of Shubra. The protests were largely peaceful and at times grew to at least a few hundred participants. Shubra is known for having a large Christian population.
I didn’t sleep last night, partially because of backlog of work, and partially because I could hear people in the streets in the wee hours. When I left my downtown apartment at 4:30AM groups of young men were roaming the streets, horsing around and breaking out in cheers and songs. At 6AM I hopped on [...]
The festival of Seyyid Badawi (Ahmad al-Badawi) is one of the largest annual gatherings in Egypt, drawing pilgrims from throughout the Middle East and doubling the size of the town, located in the Nile delta. The week-long celebration encompasses the birthday of Sufi Saint Seyyid Badawi, the celebration of the harvest, and a carnival atmosphere. [...]
Sheikh Antar gives the call to prayer, also known as the adhan or azzan at a mosque in Khan El-Khalili Cairo on the last day before Ramadan. According to official statements adzan’s like this throughout Cairo will be replaced by a pre-recorded call to prayer from a central broadcasting system. The first conversion is scheduled [...]