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Sisi wages ‘war by other means.’

  Since the coup of July 3, 2013, Egypt’s de facto ruler General Abd al Fattah al-Sisi has pursued a clear and uncompromising policy toward the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s Islamists.  Sisi has blocked any return to politics for the … Continue reading

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Sisi to Egyptian Islamists: surrender or die

Jerusalem Post, 26/10: A suicide bombing this week at Egyptian Military Intelligence headquarters in the city of Ismailiya has been claimed by Ansar Beit al Maqdis. This organization is a Salafi Jihadi group with links to organizations of a similar … Continue reading

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Brotherhood in retreat

Jerusalem Post, 11/10 Reports surfaced this week suggesting that Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal is seeking to relocate from his current base in the Qatari capital of Doha. Hamas has indignantly rejected these claims. This shouldn’t be taken as authoritative – … Continue reading

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Meet the New Mubarak

Jerusalem Post, 2/8/13 For many Egyptian supporters of the July 3 coup against the Muslim Brotherhood-led government, coup leader General Abd al-Fatah al-Sisi is a figure of veneration. Posters bearing the general’s visage alongside that of Gamal Abd al-Nasser have … Continue reading

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Power and the Arab Revolutions – some thoughts on the latest events in Egypt

The latest events in Egypt confirm one of the salient patterns that have governed the upheavals in the Arab world of the last years. This is the troubling but unmistakable fact that despite all the chatter about peoples’ power, democracy, … Continue reading

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Muslim Brotherhood Presides over Growing Chaos in Egypt

Jerusalem Post, 12/2: Recent days have seen a further sharp deterioration in Egypt. Against a background of economic crisis, Salafi Islamist groups are increasingly assertive. The Salafis are engaged in the violent harassment of Egyptian Copts and secular oppositionists, and … Continue reading

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The House the Muslim Brothers Built

Jerusalem Post, 23/8 The recent events in Sinai are the latest evidence of Egypt’s rapid transformation under the ascendancy of the Muslim Brotherhood. They are only the most visible manifestation of the Brotherhood’s project in the largest Arab state. The … Continue reading

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