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Mona Eltahawy: women's rights 'disaster' looms in Egypt


Egypt has risen up against a repressive regime but what will the post-revolutionary society look like?

Power has shifted in the direction of political Islam. Mona Eltahawy, who writes about the Islamic world and women's issues, says 60 years of military rule has made it almost impossible to operate in the middle ground, between the regime and the Islamists.

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