Tag Archives: Terrorism

Carnage at the Cathedral

Coffins of some of the victims of the explosion at Coptic Cathedral (AFP) “Is that a church or a military fortress?” my Islamist medical school colleague asked as she gazed at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, her face reflected a … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 49 ( Dec 5- 11)

Top Headlines  Bomb kills 25 at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian Cathedral Three days of mourning after the Cathedral attack World governments condemn church bombing in Egypt Bomb blast kills 6 policemen in Giza’s Haram district Militant group Hassm claims responsibility … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016-Week 47 ( Nov21-27)

Top Headlines  An Egyptian court revokes the death sentence of Egypt’s ex-president Morsi Egypt’s Sisi expresses support for Syrian military Egypt denies sending military troops to Syria The US State Department removed Egypt from its travel warning list Egypt and … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 39 ( Sept 26-Oct 2)

Top headlines Senior Egyptian prosecutor survives car bomb assassination attempt Falcon Group takes over security procedures at Sharm al-Sheikh airport Egypt will float pound within hours – Beltone Financial   Egypt court suspends block on island transfer to Saudi Egypt … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 20 ( May 16-22)

This week, it was tough to follow, verify and gather that most reliable information about Egypt Air crash. My condolence to the families of All the victims.    Top Headlines  An Egypt Air jetliner MS804 en route from Paris to Cairo … Continue reading

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Tunisia: On the Road to Nowhere

This post originally appeared at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR): Steven Cook’s From the Potomac to the Euphrates blog. Steven Cook is a Middle East’s expert and a senior fellow at CFR. He just visited and wrote this insightful. … Continue reading

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The Plight of Non-Islamist Muslims

When it comes to Islam, terminologies can be baffling and hotly disputed. Muslims, Islam, Islamism, and radicalism can all be confusing labels. But with the escalating waves of terror flowing around the globe, it is paramount to demystify the fog … Continue reading

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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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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 48 (Nov 21- 27)

Top Headlines IS militants claim hotel attack that killed seven in Sinai. (Tuesday) Egypt to buy advanced weapons from Moscow. (Wednesday) Pope Tawadros II breaks with predecessor’s ban, flies to Jerusalem for bishop’s funeral. (Thursday) Egypt cancels reservations on the … Continue reading

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The world’s failed war on terrorism

Initially published in Egypt’s Ahram       This Cartoon by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune sums up my thoughts about our disunity in fighting terrorism   Sinai, Beirut, Paris, Bamako, and Tunis: the latest terror attacks across three continents are a … Continue reading

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