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Weekend Reading: “Egypt’s Dystopia,” Takbir, and Revolutionary Art

by Steven A. Cook
May 24, 2013

A man takes a picture of a mural of Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi and with Arabic words that reads "Leave" on the wall of the presidential palace in Cairo (Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters).


Robert Johnson of Business Insider discusses Cairo’s deteriorating conditions, with a slideshow of pictures and captions highlighting the city’s biggest problems under Muslim Brotherhood rule.

Nervana examines the evolution of the use of the phrase, “Allahu Akbar,” and how it has been abused by radical Islamic extremists seeking to justify criminal acts.

Ursula Lindsey, writing on the Arabist, offers an interesting look at revolutionary art in Cairo.


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