Op-ed: Morsi moves to tighten Islamist control in Egypt, again
By James P. Farwell and Darby Arakelian
There had never been a scene like it as the curtains opened at the Cairo Opera House. A packed house had come to see a performance of AIDA. Instead, they were greeted by workers and artists crowded on-stage.
They bore signs denouncing Egypt's new Islamist Minister, Ala Abd-al-Aziz, who had just fired the head of the Opera House, Dr. Indes Abdel-Dayem. The artistic director and principal conductor announced that the performance would be cancelled in a...
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