Egypt in the News

We’ve begun discussing the founding of Islam.  Understanding its history is crucial to being an involved, educated citizen in today’s world.

If you’ve been following the news, you know that there are big things happening in Northern Africa — most notably in Egypt, but also in Tunisia.  The unrest may be spreading to the Middle East.  (Uh oh.)

What’s going on on Egypt?  CNN for students has a video that summarizes major developments, and explains what it may mean for you.

Two names to keep an eye on as we follow the unrest in Egypt:  Hosni Mubarek and the Muslim Brotherhood.  Both are going to play key roles in what happens next.

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Understanding Islam

There’s a video that was produced by PBS called  Islam: Empire of Faith.  If you’d like to know more about what we are discussing in class, grab some popcorn (or your other favorite snack) and something to wash it down, and watch the video.  If it sparks any interesting thoughts or raises questions, start a conversation in the comments!