Ahmed al-Assy, an Egyptian-American living in Egypt and a participant in the Tahrir Square protests, discusses the generally positive reception for Egypt’s new Prime Minister and Foreign Minister; rumors that new attacks on Coptic Christians are yet again the work of agent provocateurs; the discovery of Egypt’s wiretapping program; roaming gangs of thugs returning to Tahrir Square; the hotbeds of activism within recently reopened universities; and Ahmed’s successful journey to Gaza, where he toured the unrepaired devastation from Operation Cast Lead and delivered a symbolic bag of cement.
MP3 here. (34:26)
Ahmed al-Assy is an Egyptian American who has lived in Egypt for the last 10 years. He was a participant in the Tahrir Square protests.