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Weekend Reading: Non-Islamists in Egypt, Bahrain’s Brutal Police, and Syria’s Tragedy

by Steven A. Cook
September 7, 2012

A man looks at newspapers on display in Algiers (Zohra Bensemra/Courtesy Reuters).


Said Shehata laments the lack of an effective opposition in Egypt’s largely Islamist-dominated political arena.

Mahmood on Mahmood’s Denreflecting on Bahraini police brutality, says that Bahrain’s lack of security will continue until rule of law is universally applied to all citizens, including those charged with enforcing those laws.

Maysaloon posts an interesting in-depth summary of the situation in Syria.

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