Al-Ahram Weekly Online   4 - 10 March 2010
Issue No. 988
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Changing the nation
Without foresight and sacrifice Egypt in the future will be but an improvement on, not a departure from, its present state, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
Possibilities of war: Iran
Despite how alarming the prospect of a nuclear Iran might be to Washington, enhancing sanctions or authorising pre-emptive strikes could lead to an all-out war the US might lose, writes Azmi Bishara
Ejected from God's House
At the mosque on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, DC , Margot Badran encountered a frustrating experience
Islam and the civic state
The true kernel of Islamic government is not rule by experts, but self-rule by conscience. Hence the people should be primary source of authority, writes Salah Salem
Abuse of language
Divinely ordained or not, chauvinism, as championed by rightwing ideologues, should have no place in American politics, writes James Zogby

Standing by Sudan

Close up:
By Salama A Salama

We've done it before
By Ammar Ali Hassan

This week:
Mossad Foda

Cartoon by Gomaa

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