Tag Archives: Radical Islam

Mohamed Sheka: The Young Egyptian Behind the Hurghada Attack

A group of knifemen stormed a hotel in Egypt’s Hurghada on Friday evening, injuring a number of foreign tourists before security forces killed one of the assailants and injured the other, ending the attack. The police said the dead assailant’s … Continue reading

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Israel and al-Nusra

A tank on the Israeli side of the border in the Golan Heights, near Majdal Shams. BAZ RATNER/REUTERS Until last week, against the backdrop of the ongoing civil war in Syria, the Israeli-annexed part of the Golan Heights had been … Continue reading

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Is Turkey immune from radical Salafism?

This piece initially published in The┬áDaily News Egypt Turkey is a unique Muslim nation with a distinct history, geography, and political progression. It has never been occupied, and its contemporary path has evolved differently than that of its Muslim neighbors. … 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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