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Islamist leaders convene in Istanbul to commemorate the death of Negm El-Din Erbakan
In Egypt’s post-Mubarak first parliament, which lasted for a few months in 2012, it was the first time for the Salafi Islamists (primarily Al Nour Party) to have such political representation. It was very messy though, as many Egyptians found it entertaining and liked to call it the “circus”. The parliament channel Soot Al Shaab …
Prosecution orders Islamist preacher to be detained for contempt of Christianity
The goal of the package is to create an environment conducive for Islamic banks to operate
And now, the row begins over Yasser Borhami’s leaked video, where he is trying to sell the “Yes to the constitution” idea to a group of his bearded fellows. In the video, Borhami, a Salafi Sheikh from Alexandria, discusses how he managed to include certain words in Article 219 of the constitution, which would enable …
Hard-line calls continue for increased Shari’a influence despite the fact most Salafi parties are backing constitution
Amid Morsy’s recent decisions, columnists criticise how the president blindly follows instructions from his Islamist group. Although the results of the national dialogue meeting were deemed successful by many, some columnists argue it rather marked a new presidential failure. It is not a state Ibrahim Eissa Tahrir Newspaper Eissa examines the policy “blunders” the …
Islamist and opposition forces will demonstrate the same day
This is where we are probably heading and it frightens the hell out of me. The self-proclaimed Islamists refuse to see it. The situation in Egypt has taken a downturn in the last three months in ways that are hard to describe; prices of almost all basic food items have skyrocketed, and talks about a …
Republic Day is a national holiday in Turkey but it has in recent years become a platform for opposition groups worried that the current regime is expunging the country’s secular tradition
Government plans to close shops at 10 pm is alternately derided, shrugged off, and laughed at
The last time the Palestinians voted was in the general elections of January 2006, which the Islamist Hamas movement won by a landslide.
Salafi MPs have excluded an article from the draft constitution by claiming human trafficking does not exist, the evidence suggests otherwise
Remember that the trigger for the revolution was police brutality
Our past two winters have been insane with action, and something tells me that this winter will not be different; that it’s time for things to heat up once more around here.
The circus is in town, people, and it is not leaving anytime soon. Sit back and enjoy the show.
Islamist parliamentarian says no to prospect of alliances
Rafah residents unite amid heightened security
almost a year after Kenya sent troops to rout them, Al-Shebab fighters retreat to the port city of Kismayo
Two of five terror suspects make last-grasp appeal to High Court to avoid extradition
Gao is now under control of Islamist armed groups
It is in the interest of Egypt to have a strong political opposition in parliament to hold the government, and the presidency, to account.
Heated debates are triggered over the Constituent Assembly, it dwindling membership and the delay in finalising the country’s most important document, the constitution. In almost all Egyptian newspapers columnists have analysed the factors affecting the Constituent Assembly in its process of drafting a constitution. On another note, some writers continued with their weekly dose of …
Civilians ordered to stay indoors during an operation targeting militant Islamist organisation.
Victim’s father performs a sit-in in protest at the court’s ruling
Those in power are too busy to notice the daily atrocities committed against women
Complaint against Islamist TV presenter, believed to have played a role in US Embassy violence, referred to state security prosecution
Israeli foreign minister says Israel won’t change peace treaty with Egypt
Pakistani protesters clash with police, 21 killed on government-sanctioned “Love for the Prophet Mohamed Day”
Mali MUJAO accepts talks with government on condition Islamic Shari’a be implemented first