Egypt Summons US Ambassador over Muslim Brotherhood White House Trip

In a show of total disapproval towards the United States’ relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood–an Islamist entity that has been designated as a terrorist group in many countries–Egypt has summoned the U.S. Ambassador to Cairo to demand answers from the White House over where the parties’ relationship stands.

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NYT: Forget Reforming Radical Islam, Instead Focus On LGBT Rights In Egypt

On Monday, The New York Times Editorial Board seemingly demonstrated how furious it was with the Egyptian government’s stance on gay rights. Egypt had just acquitted twenty-six allegedly homosexual men on “debauchery” charges, and the Editorial Board worries they are now “likely to suffer a lifetime of public scorn.”

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Egyptian President: It’s Time to Reform Islam, Combat Extremist Clerics

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi delivered a speech on New Year’s Day 2015, in anticipation for the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, which ended Saturday evening. In his address, al-Sisi highlighted the necessity for reformation within the ummah, or Islamic nation.

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