SISi Tayeb Al-Azhar

The Controversy of Blasphemy in Egypt

By Hakim Khatib What is that again? Blasphemy law? An Egyptian court sentenced the Islamic scholar and theologian Islam Al-Buhairi to one year in prison for blasphemy. Al-Buhairi was accused of insulting Islam in his TV show “With Islam Al-Buhairi” [...]
Clashes between pro-Mubarak and anti-Mubarak in Tahrir Square © Image: Hammer of Truth

The Middle East: Compliance with Authoritarian Exploitation

By Hakim Khatib It is more often that we hear questions such as why do people comply with authoritarian exploitation? Why don’t they rebel, reform or change the status quo? Don’t they like to live in a democratic system? And many other [...]
The Struggle Over Ideological Power In The Middle East

The Struggle Over Ideological Power In The Middle East

By Hakim Khatib.     Using religious frameworks in political contestation and mobilisation processes has become more eminent in recent decades spiralling an intricate debate on the conceptualisation and implementation of such references [...]
Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Egypt’s New Diplomatic Campaign against Ethiopia

    By Betre Yacob. Egypt has begun a new diplomatic campaign against the multi billion dollar dam Ethiopia is constructing over the blue Nile, as Ethiopians are preparing to celebrate the 3rd year anniversary of the project. The [...]
Egypt's Islamic Chaos, America's Islamic Threat

Egypt’s Islamic Chaos, America’s Islamic Threat

By Alan Caruba. The President who, in 2009, said he thought it unseemly to “meddle” in the affairs of Iran when protesters against its regime were being shot dead in the streets of Tehran, announced to the world on August 15, 2013 that he [...]
Sinai Desert: A Brutal Prison and Grave for Thousands of Ethiopian, Somali, and Eritrean Refugees

Sinai Desert: A Brutal Prison and Grave for Thousands of Ethiopian, Somali, and Eritrean Refugees

By Betre Yacob “We were 16 people. Once we first arrived inside the house, we were asked for money. One guy said straight away that he won’t be able to pay. They [the captors] wanted to make him an example; so they undressed him [...]
Losing the Battle with Islam

Losing the Battle with Islam

By Alan Caruba. “Egypt, the largest Arab state, the second largest recipient of U.S. military air, and our second most important ally in the Middle East, is now in the hands of a hostile regime—an elected one at that—which we continue [...]