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April 4, 1990
It was good to read that the president of Egypt went to Libya in a show of solidarity to support Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi over the fire in the chemical (I use this term loosely) plant in Rabata (Part A, March 25). The solidarity was of course against all nations (including the U.S.) that believe that Kadafi should not have the facilities to manufacture poison gas. (He already has enough plastic to blow up the Middle East.) This action by President Mubarak of Egypt brings to mind two thoughts: 1)
July 6, 2013
Re "Army ousts Morsi," July 4 It is unfortunate that the Egyptian people found it necessary to depose their new democratically elected government. However, the transition need not result in a denial of democracy. As stated in the Declaration of Independence, "Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
January 18, 2013
Re "Morsi's hateful speech," Editorial, Jan. 16 Your editorial calling on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to apologize for describing Zionists as "descendants of apes and pigs" is only half right. We are all descendants of apes, more or less. Morsi is to be congratulated for embracing the theory of evolution at a time when so many of our own Christian leaders reject it. No apology is necessary there; it's the pigs that are the problem. Jon Wiener Los Angeles I am pleased that The Times and President Obama have condemned Morsi's bigoted comments.
April 19, 2012
MUSIC Seun Kuti and his band Egypt 80 throw down hypnotizing Afro-beat laced with North African jazz and a jubilance befitting his familial legacy. Alternating between spry horns and call-and-response hollers, Kuti's long-form jams sport guitar licks were as dry as a desert crag; the band's overjoyed shouts are as welcome a long drink of water. Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. Fri. $20. uclalive.org.
December 6, 2009 |
EGYPT Slide show The temples, tombs and pyramids of ancient Egypt will be the topic of a wide-ranging presentation by Vince Trotter of Smithsonian Journeys Travel Adventures. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. BICYCLING Workshop Learn how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire and make other minor adjustments along the way in the "Basic Bike Maintenance" class.
November 19, 2013 |
CAIRO - Twelve people were injured in clashes across Egypt on Tuesday, as protesters gathered to commemorate the second anniversary of deadly street fighting that preceded parliamentary elections following the toppling of longtime autocratic Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. The fighting Tuesday comes at a time when the Egyptian political scene remains deeply polarized between supporters and opponents of the military coup that ousted Mubarak's successor, Islamist Mohammad Morsi. While Morsi won Egypt's first fully democratic election for president, his autocratic style reminded many of Mubarak's, and his ouster was met with wide-scale public support for the Egyptian army.