Home » Archives by category » ON THE STREET- OPINION

“We must clean them from the streets”- Are you inciting genocide?

“We must clean them from the streets”- Are you inciting genocide?

Many Egyptians have been referring the dispersal of pro-Morsi protestors in Rabaa as “cleaning” after General Sisi was quoted as saying “Whoever will clean these squares or resolve these sit-ins will not be the military.” The concept of “cleaning” or getting rid of an ethnic or religious group opposing a political party or government body […]

Why we hate Baradei- by Ali El Alfy

Why we hate Baradei- by Ali El Alfy

I’ve been trying to understand why people are so openly hateful of Baradei and on the surface it may be because he’s not a strong man and as Arabs we’re so used to an authoritarian leader but I think there’s more to it than that – I think the secular elite, just like the Muslim […]

What do they really want? An Interview with a Pro-Morsi supporter.

What do they really want? An Interview with a Pro-Morsi supporter.

At The Daily Sphinx, we believe in giving a platform for different ideas and opinions. Below is an interview with Ahmed Saaed, a pro-Morsi supporter living and working in Sweden. DS:. Why do you consider yourself “Pro-Morsi”? AS: Actually I am pro-democracy not pro-Morsi specifically. The only way to have stability is to respect each […]

A Right to a Voice in America- by Sarah ElTabib

A Right to a Voice in America- by Sarah ElTabib

I am not sure when I gave up my right to an opinion about Egyptian happenings, but I am pretty sure I didn’t do it willingly. I don’t know if it was when I left Egypt last January 2013, the many previous times before, or when my parents made the decision to leave Egypt  in […]

Have the Egyptian Police really changed their ways? A statement by Mohamed El Masry

Have the Egyptian Police really changed their ways? A statement by Mohamed El Masry

Mohamed El Masry is an assistant professor in Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at The American University in Cairo. He recently published this statement regarding the police and violence against protesters in Egypt.   I’m continuing to see a number of posts and articles attempting to explain why so many people are not feeling terrible that the […]

A Christian response to Egypt’s Pope

A Christian response to Egypt’s Pope

On a day when nearly 100 people died in a clash between Morsi supporters and the Egyptian Army, Egypt’s Coptic leader, Pope Tawadros II (@ PopeTawadros), tweeted a stirring message of support and solidarity for General Sisi’s leadership and the Interior Ministry: “Thank you thank you thank you … For each of the open doors of hope for […]

Egypt’s war on the Press

Egypt’s war on the Press

On July 3rd 2013, Minister of Defense General Sisi’s announced that President Morsi was overthrown and that the Army reaffirms Egypt’s commitment to freedom of the Press. The next day, all pro-Muslim Brotherhood and religious channels, including Al-Jazeera, were taken off air.  They claimed that these channels incited hate towards anti-Morsi supporters and that networks […]

Reconcilation ‘Mandela’ Style?- by Yasmine Attiyah

Reconcilation ‘Mandela’ Style?- by Yasmine Attiyah

Thursday July 4th, I woke up with a large smile on my face as if I have fallen in love for the first time, with Egypt that is. On that day I was wearing my pink glasses and I was seeing that now that Morsi and the members of the MB Guidance Council are out […]

We are all in this together- By Dina Lotfy

We are all in this together- By Dina Lotfy

Cairo, Egypt Ten years after Islamic extremists killed 3,000 people and brought the World Trade Centers to the ground in 2001, an initiative was brought forward by the Muslim community to build a mosque at Ground Zero in an attempt to rebuild the relationship between Muslim and non-Muslim Americans in what some view as a message of peace […]

Egypt’s Paradigm Shift- by Amgad Naguib

Egypt’s Paradigm Shift- by Amgad Naguib

What happened in Egypt on June 30 2013 was not a coup. It was a paradigm shift, and the West should either get behind it or be left behind by it. What the world saw that day on the streets of cities, towns, and even small villages across a country of 80 million, was the most profound expression of […]

Page 1 of 212