June 08, 2011 Links 29 May - 8 June 2011 June 08, 2011/ Issandr El Amrani Business down but not out in Tripoli as Nato bombing escalates U.S. Should Give Meaningful and Constructive Support to Egypt’s Democratic Transition: A Statement by the Working Group on Egypt FT.com - Time to stop propping up Egypt’s currency Khairi Abaza says devalue the pound now, and don't trust SCAF. Cable 09CAIRO862 On US embassy lobbying for Bechtel in Egypt's nuclear power program. Untitled (http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/465591) RT @Aziza23: Jamaa Islamiya now has a Facebook Page near U #Salafi #Egypt #Jan25 French declare that Bashar al-Assad has lost all legitimacy - Telegraph France: Assad has lost all legitimacy As Martial Law Ends in Bahrain, Will Anyone Notice? - The Washington Note No. Online Quran Resources Site on Quran by Daniel Varisco. Obama’s Mental Bookkeeping « LRB blog On Obama's renewal of the Patriot Act. The Muslim Brotherhood as Helicopter Parent | The Middle East Channel Excellent piece on the MB's pseudo-party by Nathan Brown. YouTube - آخر كلام - حسام بهجت : حزمة إجراءات لإصلاح جهاز الشرطة This is the most comprehensive plan I heard so far for the restructuring of #egypt police force #moi #jan25 Sudan's leaders aren't looking for a fight | Simon Tisdall On Abyei. Q&A with Egypt's Gladiator: Fight with Lion still on! | Al-Masry Al-Youm Hand-slaps-head. Talking democracy | Al-Masry Al-Youm Maria Golia. Egypt’s ‘Orderly Transition’? International Aid and the Rush to Structural Adjustment An English obsession with all things foreign - Telegraph Yet another ridiculous attack on "Arabists" as treasonous by a neocon Israel apologist. Egypt-Gaza border opening turns out to be less than billed | McClatchy Let's hope it's just poor planning. Please Listen To My Demo: 10 Things Holding Artists Back in the Middle East A Source for Hip Hop in the Middle East Flash: what is happening in Yarmuk Camp near Damascus? Men should have sex slaves, says female Kuwaiti politician - The National She was assured it was ok by a Saudi imam. A Gay Girl in Damascus: Amina Syrian blogger kidnapped. Muslim Brotherhood website editor resigns in row with leadership | Al-Masry Al-Youm Sounds like scapegoating. Ezzedine Choukri: A new era of change for Egypt’s cultural landscape - Ahram Online Interview with former diplomat and novelist who heads state culture body. Democratizing the New Egypt: "Virginity Testing" by Egyptian Army A legal analysis. In Benghazi, Warmth for West Doesn’t Come From Burning Flags - NYTimes.com Uh-oh NYT has found "good Arabs." Who will win in September? Abdel Moneim Said worries about Egypt's first free election being its last — when he was defending the last, grossly unfree, one. Can Turkey Unify the Arabs? - NYTimes.com Good story on Arab-Turkish connections, despite the grandiose headline.