Egyptian revolution brings show of religious unity after tensions

February 18, 2011
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(A Muslim holding the Koranand a Coptic Christian holding a cross in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011/Dylan Martinez)

In the new Egypt, Gama’a Islamiya steps out of shadows

February 18, 2011
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(Tahrir Square in Cairo February 18, 2011/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany)

The overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak has allowed an Islamist group that took up arms against his administration to step out of the shadows for the first time in years. The Gama’a al-Islamiya (Islamic Group) this week held its first public meetings in 15 years, said Assem Abdel-Maged, a leading member of the group who has spent half his life in prison for a role in the assassination of President Anwar Sadat.

Muslim Brotherhood treads cautiously in the new Egypt

February 16, 2011
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(A girl waves an Egyptian flag at sunset in Cairo February 14, 2011 /Suhaib Salem)

Egypt opposition needs time, or Islamists will win – party

By Reuters Staff
February 14, 2011
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(Opposition supporters clean up Tahrir Square in Cairo, February 13, 2011/Dylan Martinez)

U.S. eyes Egypt Islamists as extremist fears fester

February 13, 2011
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(An Egyptian flag with a peace sign at a rally in Trafalgar Square, in central London February 12, 2011/Luke MacGregor)

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

Egypt and Pakistan; something borrowed, something new

February 9, 2011

candelightThe Egyptian uprising contains much that is familiar to Pakistan - the dark warnings of a coup, in Egypt's case delivered by Vice President Omar Suleiman, the role of political Islam, and a relationship with the United States distorted by U.S. aid and American strategic interests which do not match those of the people.

Banned Islamists say time for change in Morocco

February 7, 2011
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(A mosque in Ksar el Kebir February 5, 2008/Rafael Marchante)

The banned Islamist group Justice and Charity, believed to be Morocco’s biggest opposition force, has said “autocracy” will be swept away unless the country pursues deep democratic reform.

Tide turns in favour of Egypt’s Brotherhood in revolt

February 7, 2011
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(Essam El-Erian, spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood, at a news conference in Cairo February 6, 2011/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany)

International investors fear anti-market regime in Egypt

By Reuters Staff
February 7, 2011
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(People queue to make withdrawals outside Cairo Bank in downtown Cairo February 6, 2011/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Muslim-Christian unity at Tahrir Square

February 7, 2011
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(A Muslim holding the Koran (top L) and a Coptic Christian holding a cross are carried through opposition supporters in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011/Dylan Martinez)