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U.S. says Egypt opposition has ‘legitimate concerns’

December 11th, 2012
04:58 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

Egypt’s opposition is expressing “legitimate concerns, both about the content and the process” of President Morsy’s proposed constitution, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner said on Tuesday.

“Let me be clear: Our view is that the constitution needs to be for all Egyptians,” Posner told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “It needs to be based on universal principles of human rights.”

Tensions are rising in Egypt as competing protests formed across Cairo on Tuesday, and a referendum on the proposed constitution nears.  FULL POST


Filed under:  Egypt • Latest Episode

Daily Show correspondent takes on Muslim stereotypes

December 11th, 2012
12:15 PM ET

By Samuel Burke and Claire Calzonetti, CNN

Aasif Mandvi’s job title as a TV correspondent is both a complete joke and utterly realistic: Senior Muslim Correspondent.

He works for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” the highly rated comedic news program that, at its best, can be even more influential than real American newscasts. And his work under that title, as well as countless others (“Senior Middle East Correspondent,” “Senior Asian Correspondent”) has propelled him to prominence.

But the comedian is no longer just going for laughs. In his new play, "Disgraced," Mandvi takes a serious look at the tensions between Muslims, Jews and Christians that linger in post-9/11 United States.  FULL POST


Filed under:  Latest Episode