Crown Prince Mohammed’s Vow to Moderate Saudi Islam: Easier Said Than Done

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by James M. Dorsey Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent disavowal of the kingdom’s founding religious ideology had a master’s voice quality to it. His words could have literally come out of the mouth of his Emirati counterpart and mentor, Crown… Continue Reading  

Sisi’s Failing Fight

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by Rana Allam On Friday, 28 Coptic Christians, including many children, were gunned down while on their way to a monastery near the Upper Egyptian city of Minya which is home to a significant number of Christians. The attack, which… Continue Reading  

Western Conservatives Are Wrong on Christians in the Middle East

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by Eldar Mamedov This week the European Parliament gears up for a debate on the situation of Christians in the Middle East. The horrific Palm Sunday bombings at two Egyptian churches on April 9 that killed at least 45 people… Continue Reading  

Trump Falls for Sisi

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by Paul R. Pillar President Trump was about as effusive in his public praise of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as his guest could have hoped for when the two met at the White House this week.  Sisi has “done… Continue Reading  

Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization Is Bad for America

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by Emile Nakhleh Much has been written recently about the Trump administration’s possible plans to designate the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) a terrorist organization. Such thinking reflects ignorance of the organization and its history, ideology, and deep roots in the Muslim… Continue Reading