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Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues

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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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 4(Jan 23-29)

Top Headlines US is committed to its military aid to Egypt, Trump tells Sisi Egypt is among countries exempted from Trump’s immigration ban Germany lifts last restriction on tourism flights to South Sinai Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniya praised improving … Continue reading

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Reblog: Women’s March: Why use the Headscarf (Veil) as a Symbol for Islam?

In an article published in the Huffington Post, writer and academic Elham Manea, addressing the Women’s March asked a valid question: Why use the Headscarf (Veil) as a Symbol for Islam? She wrote: “Given the complexity of the headscarf (veil) … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 3 ( Jan 16- 22)

Top Headlines Egypt court upholds ruling halting transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia Egypt extends participation in the Saudi-led coaltion in Yemen 8 policemen killed, at least 3 injured in armed attack on Western Desert checkpoint IMF says Egypt is … Continue reading

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Women’s March and the Selectivity of Anti-Trump Feminism

Women’s march in Washington Photo via Slate magazine Hundred of thousands of women in America and other countries are protesting against Donald Trump’s presidency. It is refreshing to see women from all walks of life, including many celebrities, standing up against … Continue reading

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