Tag Archives: Egypt

Blasphemy and terrorism: Catchall phrases to repress dissent

Pakistani mob beat Mashal Khan James Dorsey says the abuse of labels like terrorism and blasphemy by governments, institutions, groups and individuals creates an environment that fosters violence, intolerance and disrespect for the other, and enables vigilantism and extremism. Read more [...]

The Pope in Egypt: Tiptoeing through a minefield

Pope Francis and President Al-Sisi James Dorsey explains the religious and political complexities of Egypt as Pope Francis visits in the hope of improving the fragile position of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East, North Africa and the larger Muslim world. Read more [...]

Think that 2016 was a tough year for Saudi Arabia? Wait till you see 2017

A worried looking King Salman James Dorsey looks ahead to a probable bleak year for an economically-stressed Saudi Arabia where a reassessment of US foreign policy in the Middle East and the Gulf seems set to add to its setbacks in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Egypt. Read more [...]

The Muslim Brotherhood’s divisive dress code for women

The niqab Nureddin Sabir says the proliferation of the Muslim veil, including the controversial swimwear, the “burkini”, is an indicator of the spread of a pernicious ideology propagated by the Muslim Brotherhood and should concern everyone of us. Read more [...]

Palestine and Zionism: The whole truth

Busting Israel's lies Alan Hart reveals, by recalling private conversations with the most senior Israeli political and military leaders, the lies and deceit used by Israelis to disguise their aggressive and expansionist intentions towards their Arab neighbours in general and the Palestinian people in particular. Read more [...]

The Pavlovian reaction to Aljazeera’s Muslim Brotherhood activist Ahmad Mansour’s arrest

Ahmad Mansour Nureddin Sabir, Editor, Redress Information Read more [...]

What really happened in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war

Israeli generals from 1967 war Alan Hart demonstrates from his experience while reporting from Israel and with quotes from Israeli generals that the Arab-Israeli war of June 1967 was a war of naked Israeli aggression not self-defence. Read more [...]

The nightmare we called the “Arab Spring”

Guernica Nureddin Sabir says the “Arab Spring” had been misunderstood from the start and, at least in Syria and Libya, what were said to be pro-democracy revolutions were in fact Islamist insurrections. Read more [...]

The traditional Islamic roots of “Islamic State”

Saudi extremism Magdi Abdelhadi says only a fundamental reform of the way Islam is preached and taught in Arab countries would drain the swamp from which the likes of “Islamic State” grow and flourish. Read more [...]

The West’s self-styled “left” and our very own Ku Klux Klan

Can the left really fall in love Read more [...]