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On the Line: Egypt: The Turmoil Continuesi
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August 23, 2013 3:00 AM
Egypt witnessed some of the bloodiest urban violence in recent history when security forces cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood camps. Would the arrest of the Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie help or further inflame the situation? Plus which countries are opening up their coffers for the military and why? This week’s edition of “On the Line” discusses the continuing conflict in Egypt and how the situation is evolving. GUESTS: Michael W.S. Ryan: Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute; Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation; Author of "Decoding Al-Qaeda’s Strategy: The Deep Battle against America" Karim Abdian: Human Rights Activists and Arab World Analyst

On the Line: Egypt: The Turmoil Continues

Published August 22, 2013

Egypt witnessed some of the bloodiest urban violence in recent history when security forces cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood camps. Would the arrest of the Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie help or further inflame the situation? Plus which countries are opening up their coffers for the military and why? This week’s edition of “On the Line” discusses the continuing conflict in Egypt and how the situation is evolving. GUESTS: Michael W.S. Ryan: Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute; Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation; Author of "Decoding Al-Qaeda’s Strategy: The Deep Battle against America" Karim Abdian: Human Rights Activists and Arab World Analyst

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FERGUSON - A COMMUNITY ON EDGE
The small city of Ferguson, Missouri has been at the center of American media attention since 18 year old Michael Brown was shot dead by police just over three months ago. It was a white officer and an African American victim, a majority black community policed by mostly white officers, a community that says for years it has endured systematic racism at the hands of a white run political system. And now, the media attention has added to the already tense situation. Gun sales have reportedly spiked. Some local communities have taken steps to warn its residents to be ready for violence when the grand jury’s decision is announced. ON THE LINE takes a look at Ferguson, Missouri – a city on edge.
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Ayesha Tanzeem: VOA News (in Ferguson, Missouri)
Chris Simkins: VOA News [in DC Studio]