Links February 20th to February 21st

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  1. Is it me or is it ridiculous that Egypt BAN these newspapers? Egypt is “supposed to be secular” but the regime obviously wants to court the islamists in any way possible to please them. Banning the newspapers isn’t going to punish them, boycotting Danish products won’t punish the newspapers either (obviously didn’t work the first time), certain Muslims have gotten so sensitive nowadays, this is absolutely ridiculous.

  2. It’s to please public opinion, not “Islamists” per se. Many practicing Muslims were upset by these cartoons. You didn’t need to be an Islamist to be angered. By and large, the government tends to jail and torture Islamists, not please them. It is, however, concerned to present an image of itself as a pious government for the benefit of the average Egyptian.

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