A CBS correspondent was attacked and sexually assaulted on Friday in Tahrir Square in Cairo, after the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the network said in a statement Tuesday. Lara Logan, 39, was covering the events for “60 Minutes” when about 200 people surrounded Logan and her crew. Logan was separated from her group, [...]
Feb. 11, 2011 4 Comments
Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak has resigned as president after 18 days of protests by the country’s people, and 30 years as the country’s ruler. The move was a surprise, as many thought Mubarak planned to step down yesterday during his speech. Emergency law however is still in place and will be until the military sees fit [...]
Feb. 11, 2011 1 Comment
As protests rage on in Egypt with an increasing level of anger over President Hosni Mubarak’s Thursday broadcast, in which he announced he would not step down, a report surfaced Friday that Mubarak had left the capital city of Cairo. Instead, Mubarak is taking up at the Red Sea resort community of Sharm el-Sheikh, 250 [...]
Feb. 7, 2011 Leave a Comment
Is Egypt ready for democracy? The question itself is insulting, and I’m not even Egyptian. The main concern? If Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak leaves immediately, and elections are held within two months, the government will be too fragile and Islamists will overtake Parliament, much like what happened after the Shah of Iran was overthrown in 1979. But, [...]
Feb. 4, 2011 Leave a Comment
CNN’s Anderson Cooper, reporting from Egypt, explained how he and his camera crew were attacked as they were reporting on protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Cooper said in a video on CNN, “It was pandemonium.” He added, “A young man would come up, look at you and then punch you right in the face.” Based [...]
June 4, 2009 Leave a Comment
I thought it was really effective in its own way and for its own purpose, which was to get Muslims and Americans thinking about their attitudes toward one another and to show the Arab world that AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new government is committed to mending international relationships that have been negatively affected by Muslim extremists.
June 2, 2009 Leave a Comment
The way in which Islam is portrayed in western media is not its true form. Extremists have soiled the foundation of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s second largest religion. A lot of people have an innate prejudice towards anyone who looks remotely Muslim or even just dark and suspicious.