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

Egypt roasts ‘McCain’s duck’

A 32-minute press conference can go a long way toward making an already unpopular message more problematic especially if you’re a U.S. politician in a country like Egypt. That was in short the outcome of Senators John McCain and Lindsey … read more