Archive for 'Middle East'
Is US intervention in Syria justified?
Qasim Asad The recent horrific chemical weapons attack in Syria left at least 355 people dead and over 3600 displaying neurotoxic symptoms. The attacks have sparked worldwide condemnation from ordinary citizens across the world but also [...]
Egypt And The Emperor With No Clothes
Dr. Reza Pankhurst News that Egyptian courts have ordered the release of former president Hosni Mubarak demonstrated that the regime has removed its final fig leaf, the emperor revealed with no clothes. All other fig leaves [...]
The Muslim Brotherhood – what next?
Dr. Mohammed Zahid The removal of President Mursi and the crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has raised many questions concerning the future of the movement in Egypt, given that the movement had worked since [...]
You Can’t Eat Neoliberalism
Reza Pankhurst Shortly before riding into the vice-presidency of Egypt on the back of military tanks, Mohammad El-Baradei told Foreign Policy “You Can’t Eat Sharia” in a criticism of the policies (or apparent lack thereof) of [...]
Egypt: Liberal Hypocrisy No Laughing Matter
Reza Pankhurst Part-time comedian Bassem Youssef is the kind of Egyptian that liberals in the West can relate to. He was feted in Western media as a cause celebre for freedom of speech after an arrest [...]
The toppling of Morsi is a blow for Secularism
Muhammad Asim “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black” – Henry Ford The ouster of Mohamed Morsi as President of Egypt in a coup d’état by [...]