Monthly Archives: December 2017

Social Islamism In Egypt

An English version of my original Arabic piece in Al-Hurra Amr Salama’s Movie’s Sheikh Jackson In recent days, in Egypt, an Oscar-nominated film was referred to Al-Azhar, a crowd of Muslim worshippers attacked a church, and an actress became the focus … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 51-2017 (Dec 18-24)

Top Headlines Egyptian security forces on Sunday killed nine suspected militants in a shootout in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya IS-affiliated media outlet releases video footage of al-Arish airbase attack  Britain designates 2 militant groups in Egypt as terrorist … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 50-2017 (Dec 11-17)

Top Headlines Russia to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing Egypt raises security level around churches ahead of Christmas Egypt’s giant Zohr gas field starts production Egyptian presidential Shafiq hopeful apologizes to arrested supporters Egypt’s FP Shoukry: Sending … Continue reading

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Re-blog: Huge Decline in ISIS Propaganda Mirrors Losses on Battlefield

As the Islamic State nears defeat it appears that their communication apparatus may be failing as well. As the military triumphs have dwindled, the IS propaganda machine has shifted its tactics, focusing less on the utopian caliphate or on military … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 49- 2017 ( Dec 4-10)

Top Headlines Arab ministers meet in Egypt amid anger at the US Arab states urge U.S. to abandon Jerusalem move Egypt’s Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Coptic Pope reject meeting with Pence over Jerusalem move Egypt’s Sisi to meet Abbas … Continue reading

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Shadia’s Egypt and the fight to end radicalism

  Egyptian Diva Shadia Here is an English version of my latest article in Al-Hurra The legendary singer and actress Shadia, an Egyptian cultural icon, has passed away. Her death a week ago at the age of 86 recalls her one-time … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt – Week 48 ( Nov 27- Dec 3)

Top Headlines  Former Egyptian premier Shafiq says intends to run in 2018 election In an exclusive video to Al-Jazeera, Ex-Egypt PM Ahmed Shafiq says he is “blocked from leaving UAE”  Minister of Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates blasts … Continue reading

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