Author Archives: Expat Cairo

Egypt’s Coup Puts Fearful Christians in a Corner

It was night time and 10,000 Islamists were marching down the most heavily Christian street in this ancient Egyptian city, chanting “Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians.” A half-dozen kids were spray-painting “Boycott the Christians” on walls, supervised by an adult. … read more

PM: Ramadan delayed Rabaa and al-Nahda crackdown

Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawy told the cabinet on Wednesday that the decision to break up the sit-ins of ousted President Mohamed Morsy’s supporters in Rabaa al-Adaweya and al-Nahda squares is irreversible. He urged the protesters to leave, promised them transportation, … read more