Nabil: Islamic Human Sacrifices

Thu May 9 2013
Cyberdissidents.org Blogger Board Member Maikel Nabil writes "If you’re an atheist, then you’re lucky you aren’t in Bangladesh this week. Last Sunday, violence exploded in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, leaving at least 30 people dead. The violence was organized by a coalition of Islamic groups calling themselves “Hefazat-e Islam,” which means in...

When Eggheads Attack

Mon Apr 15 2013
When Eggheads Attack
From Movements.org: Around the world today, human rights activists and authoritarian regimes are locked in a PR battle for your hearts and minds. The battleground? Twitter. Recently, a new hashtag has emerged in Egypt that roughly translates to "#tweet_like_an_egg." It's an attempt to fire back at Muslim Brotherhood tweeters who are trolling the activists. Confused? That seems to...

Cyberdissidents Blogger Board Member Featured as Blogger to Follow

Thu Feb 7 2013
 The Daily Beast recently featured Cyberdissidents blogger Maikel Nabil as one of six best Egypt bloggers to follow. They said: “While he’s not actually on the ground in Egypt anymore, Maikel Nabil remains an influential" and highly controversial"figure in Egypt. “A lot of Egyptians don’t see eye to eye with his policies, since he’s pro-normalization with Israel,”...

Protests and Clashes Mark Second Anniversary of #Jan25 [Updated 27 Jan]

Mon Feb 4 2013
January 25, two years after the uprising that overthrew the thirty year reign of  Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak, thousands of demonstrators have gathered again in Tahrir Square, as well as all over the country, with a similar list of demands that call for “bread, dignity, and social justice.” On this momentous #Jan25 anniversary, millions still chant “the people demand the...

Five-year sentence for Egyptian Activist Arrested During Pilgrimage to Mecca

Thu Jan 17 2013
Egyptian lawyer and human rights advocate, Ahmad Al-Jizawi, was sentenced to five years in prison and 300 lashes by the Jeddah General Court in Saudi Arabia. Jizawi has made himself a thorn in the side of Egyptian and Saudi authorities by speaking out against arbitrary detentions, but this time he was charged with attempting to smuggle over 21,000 of the anti-anxiety pill Xanax into the country,...