Posts tagged Cairo
Huffington Post: Courage: Cairo, Egypt

Joshua Hoyt from the Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), discusses the organization of the Egyptian Spring. According to Hoyt, physical courage in the face of police brutality is what led to the overthrow of the dictator, Hosni Mubarak.

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Worldview, Chicago Public Radio: Ahmed Rehab reflects on uncertain future of post-revolution Egypt

Today in Cairo, frustrated activists plan to stage another mass protest to accelerate the pace of government reform. In a recent visit to Cairo, Ahmed Rehab, director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and frequent Worldview contributor, met with high-ranking officials and activists to discuss the way forward. He tells Jerome what he thinks the Egyptian people should demand now.

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Chicago Tribune: Rage Friday: Witnessing Egypt Firsthand

Dubbed “Rage Friday,” Egyptians took to the streets in massive numbers all over Cairo, Alexandria, and several other cities around the country directly calling for a regime change. Until recently, while the government tolerated a certain degree of freedom of speech, criticism of Egypt’s 30-year despot Mubarak was unimaginable; those who tried faced swift retribution by the government in one form or another.

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Medill Reports: Obama’s efforts in Middle East are working, ambassadors say

While Obama’s rhetoric has been encouraging, Muslims want to see more done, Amina Sharif, communications coordinator of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Thursday. “Words are nice but action would be better,” she said.

There has been too little progress on a resolution between Israel and Palestine and Muslims are concerned about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Sharif said.

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ABC 890 Radio/WYCC TV - Beyond the Beltway: America and Islam - The Relationship Going Forward

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab joins Associate Professor of History Guity Nashat and former Assistant Attorney General of the United States Joe Morristo to comment on the impact of President Obama's recent speech in Cairo addressing the Muslim majority world.

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Correio Braziliense: Até porta-voz do grupo extremista palestino Hamas viu “mudança” no discurso de Barack Obama

A boa oratória aliada ao carisma de Barack Obama parece, mais uma vez, ter surtido um efeito muito além do esperado para o presidente americano. O discurso proferido na Universidade do Cairo na manhã de ontem, endereçado aos árabes e muçulmanos, foi recebido de forma bastante positiva pela grande maioria dos líderes da região e em todo o mundo.

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