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Meriam Ibrahim Shares Details of Ordeal in Sudan Prison
By Mark Stricherz - Aleteia

Christian woman who was on death row for spurning Islam speaks at Values Voter Summit

“God is good.”

With those words, a beaming Meriam Ibrahim, a 27-year-old Sudanese woman who became an international symbol of religious persecution, delivered a speech to 500 people at the Values Voter Summit Saturday night. Her words were spoken in halting and broken English, but the audience at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in northwest D.C. heard them.

 

Return of the Natives – Pharaonism Redux
By Maged Atiya

“There is little in the current environment to inspire optimism, yet Egypt has a capacity to surprise”

In the late 1930s and early 1940s Naguib Mahfouz penned a trilogy of novels set in ancient Egypt but with contemporary themes relating to political succession, legitimacy, social mores and struggle against foreign domination.

 

Church Shells and Empty Promises
By Amira Mikhail – Atlantic Council

“The negligence – or willful disregard of the welfare of Egyptian Christians – by the security apparatus and the government brings to light how little has been done or will be done to prevent future attacks or remedy past crimes..”

No, Containing ISIL Is Not “Good Enough”
By Brad Taylor

Is the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) contained? And would that be good enough? Dr. Christopher Bolan of the U.S. Army War College seems to think so. He argued as much recently here at War on the Rocks. While Bolan’s line of reasoning is appealing to many Americans who are tired of costly foreign entanglements, both parts of his argument fall apart when subjected to scrutiny.

Brothers in Trouble?
By Eric Trager and Gavi Barnhard – Foreign Affairs

Gomaa Amin and the Future of the Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood spent 84 years toiling in Egypt’s opposition before winning power in June 2012 only to lose it 369 days later. It has been all downhill for the group since then. In the 14 months since the military responded to huge protests by toppling Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president, the group has faced an unrelenting crackdown that has practically decimated it as a political force in Egypt.

 


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