Morsi was elected president in 2012 in the country's first free elections following the ouster the year before of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.
The 2013 sit-in supported former President Mohammed Morsi who was militarily ousted following mass protests.
ISIS has already claimed responsibility for the attacks that left at least 43 people dead and over 100 injured.
President Donald Trump is holding talks with Egyptian President Sisi, hoping to ‘reboot’ relations between the U.S. and Egypt. The White House says Trump will address the accusations of widespread human rights abuses committed under Sisi since he came to power in a military coup in 2013.
I can’t help but wonder why American protests are seen as democracy while the Egyptian protests were depicted as otherwise.
The Middle East has turned hostile to Christians and other religious minorities. The Iraqi Christian community has been devastated. Syria's civil war loosed the murderous Islamic State on Christians and others. Libya's disintegration opened the nation to IS fighters bent on killing anyone of the wrong faith.
The cast and crew of Clash attend the film's world premiere in 'Un Certain Regard' in Cannes Top image courtesy of the Dubai
The problem with "digital democracy" can be synthesized down to the willingness by those in power within the Bush and Obama administrations (and later, Google) to embrace the incomplete musings of a naïve young man -- Jared Cohen -- about issues he was ill-positioned to proffer.
A funereal atmosphere descended over western capitals with the announcement of Turkey's parliamentary elections' results, widely described in European and American media as a "shock" and a "black day for Turkey." The picture painted appeared very bleak, as a stream of reports, editorials and op-eds by opposition figures warned of a "return to autocracy and despotism" and declared the outcome as a threat to the "survival of democracy" in the country.
Certainly, the U.S. can and should lead the way in promoting free speech across the world. But when it comes to promoting a free press and protecting the media in transitional states, perhaps the world would be better off following the lead of countries like Ghana.
Shearer said the proposed law that could jail journalists was "completely unknown" to her, but that she felt there was adequate
If the last 15 years have taught us anything, it is that repression will breed violence, not only against those practicing it directly, but also against their patrons, sponsors and enablers. Authoritarianism -- far from being the solution in the Middle East -- is in fact the problem.
Eagle Adrift in the Middle East: When Democracy and National Security Are Two Sides of the Same Coin -- and Democracy Loses
Last week U.S. President Barack Obama informed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi that the military aid that was previously put on hold in the wake of the 2013 military takeover that removed Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, would be reinstated.