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Muslim Woman Seeks Egyptian Presidency NYTimes 6/16/2011

Bothaina Kamel is running for president of Egypt. Abdalla Hassan for The International Herald TribuneBothaina Kamel is a woman of conviction. As a familiar face on Egyptian television, she joined two other women to form  — ‘We Are Watching You’ in colloquial Arabic to monitor elections to parliament.

In 2006, Kamel refused to read newscasts on state television if she believed them to be untrue.  As a result, she took a leave of absence.

For six years, she hosted a popular weekly radio program called “Nighttime Confessions.” Broadcast past midnight, listeners called the program to talk about personal dilemmas and seek advice, bringing up such sensitive topics as sexual abuse, and premarital and extramarital sex. The program was abruptly taken off the airwaves in 1998, accused by a state committee on religion of damaging the reputation of Egypt and its youth.

Six years and one revolution later, the television anchor and activist Bothaina Kamel is the first woman to run for the presidency of Egypt. Her campaign motto is ‘My agenda is Egypt’.

New Calls in Cairo’s Tahrir Square ‘Go Home and Wash Clothes’

Egyptian Women Plan ‘Million Women March’ Tuesday March 8th

Egyptian Women Unite, Saying “We Are All Lara Logan”

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Egyptian Protests Free of Sexual Harassment Against Women

Massive Crowd of Men & Women Egyptians Gather in Tahrir or Cairo’s Liberation Square

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Al Jazeera-“March of Millions”|Chris Matthews-“Million Man March”

Americans View Al Jazeera English Web | Cable Blocks in US

American Media Ignores Egyptian Women Protestors | They’re Not All Home Under Male Protection

In Egypt, Large Numbers of Veiled (Scarved) and Niqab-Wearing Women Sexually Harassed on the Streets

Egyptian Women Embrace Martial Arts

Artificial Virginity Kit Not Welcome In Egypt

Belly Dancing On fire Around the World, but Now Decadent in Egypt

Egypt’s Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa Says Muslim Women Are Permitted to Wear Trousers

Egypt’s Al-Azhar University’s Grand Imam Calls for Niqab Ban