We're back in Cairo and devote most of this episode to the US embassy riots: how they started, what they represent, the culture wars they involve, the MB-Salafi battle for who is the biggest defender of Islam, and much more. Also, we ask, what was Morsi thinking, and how might he make it up in his first visit to the US as president of Egypt.
- Rights group: New police powers law recreates Mubarak-era emergency regime (on project for anti-protest after the recent riots)
- Cairo Protests: What They Reveal About Egypt Without Mubarak | World | TIME.com (Ashraf's piece)
- Rights groups condemn detention of atheist on blasphemy charges | Egypt Independent (on the Albert Saber case)
- In Translation: Salafis vs Ikhwan - Blog - The Arabist
- Egyptian Leader Mohamed Morsi Spells Out Terms for U.S.-Arab Ties - NYTimes.com (Morsi's pre-US visit interview)
- Now in power, rifts emerge within Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood - latimes.com (story featuring Hassan Malek's surprising talk of rifts between MB and Morsi)
- Arab League eyes blasphemy bill, Syria solution | Egypt Independent (on the crappy idea of an international treaty against blasphemy)