Category Archives: Terrorism

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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Egypt’s Neglected Peripheries

Here is the English version for my Arabic piece published in Al-Hurra   A new spot was added to the Jihadi landscape in Egypt ____ Km 135. Details are still sketchy, but from what we know so far, Wahat Road, 135 km … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 43-2017 (Oct 16-22)

Top Headlines At least sixteen police officers killed in shoot-out in Egypt’s Western desert: security sources Egypt’s Sisi pledges sacrifices of Western Desert police victims of terrorism “will not go in vain” Three policemen killed in attack on Egypt National … Continue reading

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How can Liberal Muslims win?

Here is an English version of my latest Arabic article published in Al-Hurra   ( Tunisian women- via Al-Hurra)   Although attempts to liberalise Islamic discourse have been ongoing for centuries, they have failed to find sustainable general acceptance in Muslim … Continue reading

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The Road to Barcelona

  Here is an English version of my second Arabic article, the Road to Barcelona, initially published in Arabic in Al-Hurra Photo of King of Spain attending minute of silence for victims of Barcelona’s Terror attacks- Via NYT/Getty Images Al-Andalus, Year … Continue reading

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Egyptian cinema and glamorizing violence

It is a pleasure and honour to join many liberal voices writing in the new Al-Hurra digital Arabic platform.  Here is, with permission, an english version of my first piece, which you can read it in Arabic here Film “There isa … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Terror in Barcelona

Here is a collection of tweets about the latest terror attack in Barcelona. It includes a very insightful twitter thread by The New York Times Correspondent Rukmini Callimachi. SPAIN – Terrorist attack– Barcelona and Cambrils-14 killed, over 100 wounded– Victims … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Jenan Moussa and ISIS desperate house wives

Here are a selection of twitter posts by Journalist Jenan Moussa on ISIS house wives are definitely worth reading. A rare insight into the mind of those women. 4- I also saw this Indonesian ISIS family who traveled to Raqqa … Continue reading

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The Western media’s imbalanced portrayal of the Qatar crisis

The crisis in the Gulf has entered its third week, since a number of Gulf States including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain together with Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. The crisis … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: The Sectarianism of Al-Jazeera Arabic

Amidst an intense debate about Al-Jazeera news TV station, many western media editorial defending the channel, claiming it is a voice for free speech, and ignoring the channel’s sectarian agenda. Hayder al Khoei, an Iraqi -focused MiddlE East watcher has compiled … Continue reading

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