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The characterization by Adil E. Shamoo and Bonnie Bricker ("Egypt's hopeful path," June 7) of Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate for the upcoming Egyptian presidential runoff, as a moderate is an exercise in wishful thinking. The Arabic...
Egypt has sought and found accountability for Hosni Mubarak's many crimes ("Life sentence against Egypt's Mubarak caps fall from war hero to convict," June 2). While this is cause for celebration in Egypt, it raises a disturbing contrast with how we...
Mohamed Morsi, the first freely elected president in Egypt's history, is soon to take office under circumstances that are far from ideal. While Egypt's ruling military has conceded his victory over its preferred candidate in the presidential runoff...
Tags: Islam, Political Systems, Democracy, Elections, Parliament
Al Eisner, in his letter, "Egyptian election is tragic" (June 29), has substituted opinion for fact when he calls the Muslim Brotherhood "a virulent anti-Semitic organization." Anti-Zionist, yes; but he provides no evidence whatsoever that it is anti-...
Since it has been determined to be absolutely necessary to overthrow the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, even though Egypt and Israel had managed to co-exist for several decades, the results are now a tragedy ("Islamist wins Egypt presidency," June 25)....
Tags: Islam, Hillary Clinton, Israel, Barack Obama, Elections
In choosing a slate of pro-Western moderates to form a new national assembly, voters in Libya'sfirst elections since the ouster of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi last year have shown that the rise of democracy in the Arab world doesn't automatically lead...
The Baltimore SunThe purloined gift cards. The fur coats. The bicycling tours of the city with staffers. And, of course, the famous shoe incident. Former mayor Sheila Dixon's tenure in City Hall is ripe with material for comedians. On Thursday, seven comics and local...
The Baltimore SunMt. Washington Tavern, which was gutted by a two-alarm fire late last year, expects to re-open mid-fall, co-owner Rob Frisch said this week. Meanwhile, the Baltimore City Fire Department has listed the cause of the fire as "not fully ascertainable."...
Once students hurled computers out the windows at Calverton Middle School, but today they are learning on state-of-the-art technology that has flooded into the West Baltimore school. Once teachers couldn't wait to transfer out of a place where students...
Tags: New York City, Chicago, Arts, Booker T. Washington, Cook County
For the first time in some 5,000 years of Egyptian civilization, voters went to the polls this week to select a leader in a contest where the outcome was uncertain. Given Egypt's crucial role in maintaining order and stability in the Middle East and the...
Tags: Islam, Political Systems, Voting, Democracy, Elections
Signs of movement toward renewed cooperation between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have Israeli officials on edge. Israel considers Hamas a terrorist organization committed to its destruction and has shunned negotiations. In the wake of...
Tags: Islam, Tunisia, Iran, National Government, Israel
The Sun editorial "Mr. Abbas' mission" (Feb. 13) is a triumph of wishful thinking over analysis. Its self-contradictions and omissions include: •Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas "would have to exercise the kind of statesmanship that has...
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