Monthly Archives: February 2017

Shadi Hamid and the Infantilization of Muslims

Islamic liberalism and its role in modern-day Islam became the subject of a timely and provocative debate organized recently by the Cato Institute, a public policy research organization. The event was hosted by Turkish writer Mustafa Akyol and Shadi Hamid … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 8 ( Feb 20-26)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks The top commander of American military operations in the Middle East says that the US wants to resume major military exercise with Egypt UK’s Boris Johnson visits Egypt Egypt is … Continue reading

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Re-blog: “Moderate” Muslim Brotherhood Mourns Terrorist’s Death

It was my intention to write a piece on the Muslim Brotherhood’s response to the death of  the “blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel Rahman, but I found a comprehensive post on the topic written by John Rossomando in The Investigative Project … Continue reading

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The myth of Sisi’s Sinai proposal

Originally posted on Nervana:
? (Photo via Cairo Post) Initially published in Al-Monitor A few days ago, a claim surfaced that Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offered to give part of the Sinai Peninsula to the Palestinians to expand the Gaza…

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 7 ( Feb 13-19)

Top Headlines ‘Blind Sheikh’ Trade Center bomber Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in prison Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday approved a cabinet reshuffle Egypt appoints first-ever female governor US dollar hits lowest against Egyptian pound in almost a month Egypt, Russia sign protocol … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 6: Feb 6-12

Top Headlines Egyptian pound strengthens as foreign investors return Egypt shows early signs of economic turnaround Police seals shut Al-Nadeem Centre for victims of violence and torture Egypt’s Al-Azhar entirely rejects proposal to end verbal divorce Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway remove travel … Continue reading

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The New York Times And The Muslim Brotherhood

On February 9, The New York Times (NYT) published an editorial titled “All of Islam Isn’t the Enemy.” The article suggests that an order issued by the American President, Donald Trump, designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, would … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 5 ( Jan 30- Feb 5)

Top Headlines Louvre attacker refuses to speak to investigators Islamic authority rejects Egypt’s move to reform divorce Egypt court acquits 12 lawyers accused of ‘spreading false news’ on Red Sea island deal Cairo airport to allow barred travelers to board … Continue reading

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