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THE WAR AGAINST PREVENT – WHY THE CLICHÉS PERSIST

It is quite rare to read an article in which almost every sentence is untrue and every claim deeply flawed, let alone one written by a supposed academic and expert in the field. Unfortunately, this is exactly what I was treated to when I read this piece by Professor Tariq Ramadhan. In fact, the piece lends credence to the notion that some political and religious activists lodge themselves in academia merely to provide a veneer of credibility to their polemics, unsubstantiated as they are. Tariq’s piece can actually be summarised into one sentence – ‘the go ...

Tariq Ramadan the Salafist Playboy

In an article of Marianne, Martine Gozlan draws up a portrait without concession of the preacher Tariq Ramadan. Several web surfers in favour of the preacher made fun of the “Salafist” title asserting that a Brothercould not be Salafist. Actually, the Muslim brothers assert Salafist reformists in opposition to the non political Salafists, the Wahhabi and the Jihadists. Tariq Ramadan himself asserted himself Salafist, as recalled by Caroline Fourest in his book Frère Tariq. Interviewed by Beur FM in ...

Britain’s Islamic channels are propagating a regressive narrative filled with inequality, intolerance and bigotry

This article has been published by Anila Athar  in The Nation (Pakistan) An English colleague at work asked me one morning what I thought about pigs. I was a bit surprised as it wasn’t one of the usual questions we generally ask each other in the office. Hmm, err… It’s an animal like other animals…Why? I asked her. Her response had us both in stitches. Thank goodness we both have a sense of humour. However, after we had a good laugh, we both spent a few minutes having a serious discussion on the importance of rationality and critical thinking and mourni ...

Muslim Brotherhood an egyptian ‘internal issue’ for Qatar ?

Khaled al-Attiyah Qatar's foreign minister just declared that there is no "animosity" between Qatar and Egypt. In an interview published in Al Hayat on the 30 of september Khaled al-Attiyah called the Muslim Brotherhood an "internal issue", and said Qatar does not interfere in countries’ internal affairs. The Muslim Brotherhood are considered a terrorist group in Egypt and the Emirates.

The Muslim Brotherhood's seven sins

Not being able to run a country is one thing, but turning against it is something completely different. The Muslim Brotherhood could have conceivably survived the ineptness of its year in office, but what brought the group to its knees was its decision to hang on to power at any cost. Rewind to 26 June 2013, the day Mohamed Morsi delivered a catastrophic speech at the Nasr City Conference Hall  just one week before he was removed from office. In his speech, an agitated Morsi told his supporters to rally for battle, to squash political enemies, to defend his ...

Egypt’s public prosecutor killed in Cairo bomb attack

Egypt’s public prosecutor was wounded by a bomb that targeted his car on Monday, judicial and medical sources said. This morning state news agency MENA said Hisham Barakat had “light injuries” as a result of the bomb, which exploded while his convoy was driving through the Cairo residential district of Heliopolis. Around 3 PM, Hisham Barakat died. Source

'Al-Ahram' Editor: 'Washington Post' Waging A Vicious Campaign Against Al-Sisi Regime In Service Of Muslim Brotherhood

In an article titled "Political Pamphlets in an American Paper," the editor of the Egyptian government daily Al-Ahram, Muhammad 'Abd Al-Hadi 'Allam, slammed the U.S.'s Washington Post for its frequent attacks on the Egyptian regime since the ouster of former Egyptian president Muhammad Mursi. According to 'Allam, the Washington Post is waging a "vicious campaign" and voicing "open incitement" against Egypt in the service of "terror organizations" such as the Muslim Brotherhood. This, while refraining from criticizing human rights violations or the absence of pre ...

Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Clerics Call To Overthrow Al-Sisi Regime In Egypt, Restore Mursi To Presidency

On May 27, 2015, a group of 159 pro-Muslim Brotherhood (MB) clerics and 10 pro-MB religious bodies from across the Arab and Muslim world posted a document clarifying "the position of the shari'a on the [current] Egyptian regime." The document was posted on the Nida Al-Kinana ("Egypt Call") website, which was launched specifically for this purpose. It states that the current Egyptian regime is a "criminal and murderous" regime that has "betrayed the homeland and the faith," and therefore Egyptians have a religious obligation to come out against it and strive for its ...

The administration should not meet with the Muslim Brotherhood in Washington

This week, a delegation including two prominent Muslim Brotherhood members will visit Washington to advocate against the current Egyptian government, headed by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. While the delegation will likely draw interest from the media and think tank communities, the Obama administration should not engage with it at any level. Given the Brotherhood's explicit embrace of violence and calls for Sisi's death, U.S. engagement with the Brotherhood at this time will undermine the administration's efforts to strengthen relations with Cairo. It will also un ...

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