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IPFS News Link • Activism

Middle East flash points dynamically updated (Interactive map)

• The Political Commentator
Given the level of unrest in the Middle East and the movement of flash points from country to country, a dynamic interactive map is required in order to be able to monitor the situation. From Tunisia to Algeria, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Jordan and Iran the turmoil and unrest seems ever present and poised to spread. Temporary lulls are followed by mass demonstrations and government crackdowns with pro-democracy participants intermingled with pro-Islamic militants. Egypt rid itself of Mubarak only to have Yusuf al-Qaradawi of the Muslim Brotherhood, exiled for 30 years, lead Friday prayers in Tahrir Square. The situation brings to mind Iran, the overthrow of the Shah and the return of the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini leading to an Islamic theocracy government. Demonstrations and violence in Bahrain show no immediate signs of ending. The Egyptian government has just granted permission for two Iranian warships to pass through the Suez Canal en route to Syria according to Israe