Mohamed Morsi

  • I Toured Cairo’s Muslim Brotherhood Protest Camps Just Before the Military Crackdown

    This morning, the Egyptian Army launched a full-scale assault on protest camps where thousands of supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi had been gathering. In the tense days leading up to this crackdown, I went on a guided tour of the largest...

  • Interviewing the Editor of the Middle East's Version of the 'Onion'

    The Pan-Arabia Enquirer is a satire website much like the Onion, but based in the Middle East, a region that isn't traditionally known for being very good at laughing at itself. I got in touch with its editor to find out what it's like running a...

  • The Egyptian Army Massacred 72 Egyptians This Weekend

    The first bloodied victims began to arrive at the crude field hospital behind Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in the early hours of Saturday morning. To begin with, the main causes of the injuries were birdshot and tear gas, inflicted when security...

  • The Hangover News

    George Zimmerman was acquitted this weekend, but you were probably too outraged to believe it. Spontaneous protest marches against the verdict staged in a number of US cities were mostly peaceful, apart from pockets of violence in Oakland, California...

  • Egypt's Black Bloc—An Exclusive Interview

    On Tuesday Egypt’s chief prosecutor ordered the arrest of anyone participating in a “black bloc,” with a spokesman calling the blocs an “organized, terrorist group.” The state news agency announced the arrest of 18 alleged black bloc members on...

  • Is SpongeBob SquarePants the New Che Guevara?

    Spongebob SquarePants has become a symbol for rebellious youth in Egypt. Student leaders in the fight against conservative President Mohamed Morsi have adopted him as their symbol, and he's inspired dozens of Egyptian Facebook fan groups, including at...

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  • Word Clouding the General Assembly

    Instead of writing a column attempting to analyze all the rhetoric thrown around at the UN, I have created a series of word clouds for nine of the most important, hyped, and just plain interesting speeches that have occurred so far during the General...