A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Prayer in Tahrir Square

Friday prayer in Tahrir Square. The clothing suggests just about every social class is mingling together.


David Mack said...

Too bad that so many Americans would find this picture very sinister. The confusion among religious piety (which characterizes Egyptians, just as it does Americans), political Islam (eg, Muslim Brothers) and the exploitation of religious identity by extremists (eg, Al Qaeda) shows up even in the writing of otherwise savvy commentators. Lesley Gelb is an example. Les is one of the more reputable of many folks pointing to Egyptian Muslim Brothers with rising alarm.

Michael Collins Dunn said...

The Brothers said today they won't run a Presidential candidate and don't even want a cabinet position,

newarabica.com said...

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Michael Collins Dunn said...

To NewArabica: I don't have a video feed (I just post others) and my RSS is available through links on the website. Go right ahead and use me.