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Podcast/Webinar: Radical Islamism, France, and the Atlantic Divide

I strongly recommend these podcast and webinar on what’s wrong with Anglo-American coverage of radical Islamism in France 1- What US Media Gets Wrong About France, with writers Anne-Élisabeth Moutet & Agnès Poirier https://podcasts.apple.com/es/podcast/11-what-us-media-gets-wrong-about-france-anne-élisabeth/id1534151181?i=1000502056981 2- Webinar on Islamism: Bridging the … Continue reading

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Shadi Hamid, Mustafa Akyol, and French Secularism

Shadi Hamid and Mustafa Akyol are two smart pundits with slightly different agendas. Shadi Hamid is an avid defender of political Islam, which he considers a legitimate conservative expression of the Islamic faith. Mustafa Akyol, on the other hand, believes in what he … Continue reading Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 50-2020 ( Dec 7-13)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi concluded a visit to France  Italy charges Egyptian security agency officials over murder of Giulio Regeni Egypt values important step toward normalizing ties between Morocco and Israel Egypt wants a clear agreement for reconciliation with Qatar: Egyptian FM … Continue reading

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Macron, Sisi, and Human Rights in Egypt

“Macron says French arms sales to Egypt will not be conditional on human rights.” This top headline dominated Western media coverage of the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s visit to France. Regional observers took that headline as a proof of the complicity of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 49-2020 ( Dec 1-6)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi arrives in France for talks with Macron on regional issues Turkish Navy humiliated by Egypt when attempting to interrupt MEDUSA 2020 exercises Egypt frees members of leading rights group Egypt lifts asset freezes and staff travel … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Karen Attiah-Washington Post Editor ‘s troubling pro-Islamism bias

Karen Attiah, global opinion editor at the Washington Post, wrote a very disturbing piece accusing the French president Emmanuel Macron of illiberal hypocrisies. As a Muslim, who strongly stand against the ideology of Islamism, I find her article offensive on … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 45-2020 ( Nov 2-8)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi congratulates Biden for wining the US elections 2020 Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan Fail to Make Progress on Disputed Dam France’s foreign minister in Egypt after cartoon controversy Libyan GNA interior minister visits Cairo for talks COVID-19 cases … Continue reading

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This Week In Egypt: Week 43-2020 (Oct 19-25)

Top Headlines Egypt begins voting to elect new parliament  Ethiopia summons U.S. ambassador after Trump suggests Egypt may blow-up Ethiopian Dam U.S., Sudan press for amicable solution over Ethiopia dam dispute France urges Middle Eastern countries to stop boycott of … Continue reading

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Oruc Reis Between Turkey and Greece

Oruç Reis, a Turkish research vessel, which is carrying out drilling surveys in the East Mediterranean sea, is getting close to the Greek island of Kastellorizo, raising the tension in the region to an alarming level.  It is no coincidence that Erdogan’s … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 26-2018 ( June 25-July 1)

Top Headlines Egypt’s President Al-Sisi appoints Abbas Kamel as the country’s new chief of General Intelligence Service Egypt’s Sisi, facing online backlash, says country is on “the right track” Egypt’s national football coachis fired following disappointing World Cup campaign Egypt … Continue reading

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