January 25 2011. This is when the social movement, also known as the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, began in Egypt. Riots, rallies, and marches are only a few things taking place in the streets of Egypt. The goal: to overthrow Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. In an attempt to discontinue the hysteria of the online spreading of opposition against the President, the entire Internet was shut down overnight. Every day we hear more about war, chaos, and governmental issues going on in the world and it's crazy to think that a lot of this can be encouarged by the internet. Through the Eyes of Egypt is a blog characterized to discuss the thoughts and opinions of individuals regarding these issues as well as the impact social media can have on the world.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Chaos still remains in Egypt:

As of February 15, 2011, the military governing Egypt assmebled a panel of jurists to revise the country's Constitution in an attempt to move the country towards democracy.

February 16-- Protests spread to the Cairo airport and to the nation's largest textile factory, creating the finanical crisis to deepen and isn't persuading foreign investors to stay interested.

February 17-- hundreds of workers went on strike along the Seuz Canal demanding better wages and conditions.

February 18--  Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi delivered his first public in Egypt in 50 years, coming forth as a powerful voice to shape Egypt's uprising (F.Y.I. Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi is an influential Sunni cleric who is banned from the United States and Britian for supporting violence against Israel and American forces in Iraq)

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