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My Amateur Egypt Collection

2 Feb

If you’re a political/international affairs enthusiast or someone who is simply interested in the “Arab world,” Islam, democracy, or someone like me who is interested in little bits and pieces of everything, you probably heard the word Egypt and its current revolution that is perceived as a spillover effect of the recent Tunisia case. After reading some articles and discussing with my friends, I thought it might be a good idea to put some of the articles and such together, just in case you haven’t read these.

My primary sources are of course, my beloved New York Times and Al Jazeera, but I’ve read some blog posts as well with insightful commentaries. Hope to add some more on the list as I go along.

* An NYT article for the Overview

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/26/world/middleeast/26egypt.html?_r=1&hp

* Video Clip from Tahrir Square

* What is the significance of Tahrir Square anyways?

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/02/201121103522508343.html

* There are also plenty of Egyptian Bloggers who are part of the movement

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41285248/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/

* Women struggled bravely, too, on the street, online, wherever. These are the photos that are accessible on Facebook (meaning, you need FB account, but I believe most of you do).

http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?aid=268523&id=586357675&fbid=493689677675

* “How Not To Say Stupid Stuff about Egypt”- The author is so articulate, especially the part that was saying that some people’s democracy is considered inferior to others’, just because of their religion and culture. So true. I mean, could anybody say that the American or French Revolution was a mere demagoguery (I mean, the previous one wasn’t even that revolutionary anyways- was about the damn taxes!)?

http://sarthanapalos.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/a-guide-how-not-to-say-stupid-stuff-about-egypt/

* Not directly related to Egypt, but this reflects on how the rest of the world sees the “Arab World” with prejudice due to the religious factors severely mixed with political violence. This perhaps goes with the sarthanapalos blog article above.

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/01/201112611591745716.html

* Commentary on the Jakarta Post- The author is making a parallel comparison to Indonesia’s 1998 Reformasi against the dictatorship of Soeharto. Pretty interesting to see, coming from a “fellow” Muslim country.

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2011/02/02/commentary-cairo-riots-jolt-our-memories-soeharto%E2%80%99s-fall-1998.html

* Seems like the dictator is not coming back any more after all.

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/02/201121191413252982.html

Please please let me know if you have any comments and other great sources!!!

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