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Egypt ‘necrophilia law’? Hooey, utter hooey.
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While you can likely find a fatwa for everything, when the recent story claiming that the “Egyptian parliament was considering passing a law that would allow husbands to have sex with their wives after death” went viral, the BS meter shot up pretty high for us.

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Jimmy Carter: Democracy, Not Muslim Brotherhood, Will Prevail in Egypt
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Last night, former President Jimmy Carter told a crowd of 900-plus students and Austin residents that he doesn’t fear that the Muslim Brotherhood will take power in Egypt and that he believes President Obama handled the situation in Egypt properly.




Haaretz: Mubarak’s Departure Thwarted Israeli Strike on Iran
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Most Israelis were either born or immigrated to this country during the period in which Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt. This is the reality they know. And this is the significance of the stability that Mubarak provided them with.




Whither the Muslim Brotherhood?
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Even as the mass demonstrations began in Tunisia, who would have thought that Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime would have collapsed so quickly? Who could have predicted that Egypt would soon witness such unprecedented popular protest? A barrier has fallen.




Hosni Mubarak resigns as president
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Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has resigned from his post, handing over power to the armed forces. Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, announced in a televised address that the president was “waiving” his office, and had handed over authority to the Supreme Council of the armed forces.




What Do Egypt’s Christians Think?
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Egypt’s Coptic Christians are divided over whether to back beleaguered President Hosni Mubarak, whose secular government gave them certain protections but whose iron-fisted rule left them as broke and powerless as their Muslim neighbors.




UPDATE 1-Brotherhood says no plans for Egypt presidential bid
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CAIRO Feb 4 (Reuters) – The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s biggest opposition group, has no ambitions to run for the Egyptian presidency, a leading member of the Islamist movement told Al Jazeera television on Friday.




Frank Fredericks: The Egyptian Revolution: An Interfaith Movement
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Seeing the Egyptian protests on American media may lead you to believe that this is an Iranian-style revolution, with a probable result being an Islamic regime. However, when you look at the details of what is happening on the ground, this is an interfaith movement.




Robert Spencer Opposes Egyptian Democracy, Smears Obama
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Game over! The end is neigh! The sky is falling! Why? Because President Obama’s spokesperson Robert Gibbs said that a post-Mubarak Egyptian ruling group “has to include a whole host of important non-secular actors that give Egypt a strong chance to continue to be [a] stable and reliable partner.”




Muslim dignitaries pay their respects at Auschwitz
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OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — In a bid to fight anti-Semitism and bridge cultural rifts, a large delegation of Muslim dignitaries visited Auschwitz on Tuesday to pay tribute to the millions of Jews and others who were systematically killed in the Holocaust.