Sufis, Salafis and Islamists: Activism in the United Kingdom

Oct 18, 2016

Scholars hoping to get an insider and yet critical appraisal of Islamic activism in Europe should take this book as their starting point. No religious minority in the world today has received so much global attention as the Muslims in Europe. From the burkini and burqa ban in France to the...

The Rise of Islamists

Jan 07, 2013

The following is the first of a series of excerpts that Fair Observer will be featuring from its first book — The Arab Uprisings: An Introduction. The Arab Uprisings are the most significant events to occur in the Middle East and North Africa over the past few decades. So far, the change that...

Fawaz Gerges: Islamists Are the Arab World’s New Capitalists

Sep 21, 2012

Fawaz Gerges, Founding Director of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics, speaks to Arabic Knowledge@Wharton about how Islamists are really interested in becoming the Arab World's new capitalists. When the Muslim Brotherhood took power in Egypt, there was fear that draconian...

Middle East Protests: Ultras Settle Scores, Islamists Seek to Score Points

Sep 17, 2012

The anti-American protests spreading across the Middle East and North Africa may be fuelled by an obscure anti-Muslim American film but are really about domestic score settling and political maneuvering. At the bottom line, the message from this week’s riots that killed US ambassador...

Algeria’s Islamists: Waiting in the Wings

May 09, 2012

Algeria’s Islamists are bound to make gains in the country’s parliamentary elections on May 10, but it remains to be seen whether they will have a significant impact on the country. As the Arab uprisings continue into the second year, there is a distinct hint of rising public...