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Why do U.S. allies so often turn out to be the bad guys?

By Hani Hamdan, Engage Minnesota

The events in Tunisia a few weeks ago and the ones unfolding in Egypt at the moment have been quite revealing of the type of leadership these two countries have had for the last few decades.

In Tunisia, as the ruling party was clinging to the last shreds of power in the final days of protests, it resorted to unmentionable measures in trying to quench the revolution.

See the rest of Hani’s article here.

Egypt’s Muslims express solidarity by acting as “human shields” for Coptic Churches

We thought it is important to show examples of solidarity and tolerance in a time when contention and division are celebrated by the media. In case you missed it, here are a few links:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/3216/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-Muslims-to-act-as-human-shields-at-Coptic-Ch.aspx

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/01/07/egypt.coptic.church.attack/index.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/egyptian-muslims-lend-support-to-coptics-on-religious-holiday/article1860811/

http://www.insidecatholic.com/9228-egyptian-muslims-act-as-human-shields-at-coptic-christmas-mass.html

http://www.charismamag.com/index.php/news/29940-egyptian-muslims-serve-as-christian-body-shields