Tag Archives: Islamists

This Week in Egypt: Week 43-2018 ( Oct 22-28)

Top Headlines Egyptian police kill 11 ‘fugitive terrorists’ in shootout in Western Desert Egypt reaches agreement between Israel and Hamas to ease violence on border Egypt’s Sisi heads to Berlinfor a four-day visit Egypt has announced that news websites and … Continue reading

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Turkish citizenship is for sale, but will Arabs buy in?

    If you are rich and want to acquire Turkish citizenship, then congrats, your wish has come true. Turkey has significantly eased requirements for acquiring Turkish citizenship. The new regulations reduce the limits for fixed capital investments to acquire Turkish citizenship, … Continue reading

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Islamists and Zionism

Here is an English version of my latest piece for Al-Hurra   Arthur James Balfour One hundred years ago this month, on November 2, 1917, British Foreign Secretary, Arthur James Balfour, sent a letter to the Jewish community leader, Lord Rothschild, … Continue reading

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‘Non’- Romantic Sectarianism

If your Lord had pleased, surely all those who are on the earth would have believed, all of them; will you then force men till they become believers? __ Quran 10.99 Originally published in Daily News Egypt Beni Suef– A story of … Continue reading

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Egypt’s ‘Daily Show’ has provoked the worst in Islamist ideology

(Photo: YouTube Screengrab) This piece initially published in The Globe and Mail Many Egyptians still remember the eagerly awaited speeches of presidents Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar Sadat, and the intense debate that usually followed. Nowadays the eagerness and the … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak (Week 11): When Fecklessness is An Attitude.

(Bakers protest in front of Ministry of Supply via  Elijah Zarwan) Main Headlines Monday Shura Council seeks way out of electoral law stalemate ‪Qatar says no more aid to Egypt for now Egyptian Copt dies in Libyan detention Police in Giza, and … Continue reading

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Our Own Mongols

(photo CNN) In 1258, under the leadership of Hulagu Khan, Mongol forces invaded Baghdad, massacred its inhabitants, burned its prestigious library (the House of Wisdom), and used the books to literally form a bridge across the Tigris River. It is … Continue reading

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