The Rise and Fall of the Salafi al-Nour Party in Egypt (Part 2/2)

December 29, 2013

Al-Nour was providing an Islamist fig leaf for an adulatory, ultra-nationalist and oppressive military regime. Read part one here. In January, al-Nour Party elected a new head, Younis Makhyoun. Tensions between al-Nour and the Brotherhood broke to the surface when Khaled Alam Eddin, a senior...

The Muslim Brotherhood: What Next?

August 09, 2013

Entering negotiations is the most likely scenario for the Muslim Brotherhood. The removal of President Mohammed Morsi and the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has raised many questions concerning the future of the movement in Egypt, given that it had worked since the 1970s to try to...

Egypt: Liberal Hypocrisy is No Laughing Matter

July 15, 2013

The political leadership representing pro- and anti-Morsi supporters are not willing or able to meet public demand. Bassem Youssef is the kind of Egyptian that people in the west can relate to. He was feted in western media as a cause celebre for freedom of speech after an arrest warrant was...

When a Coup is Not a Coup

July 11, 2013

History suggests that Egypt’s troubles are about to get a whole lot worse. On July 3, Egypt’s military overthrew the government of President Mohammed Morsi. Having warned of its intention to intervene, the Egyptian armed forces seized control of state media, sealed the borders, placed...

The Coup D’état in Egypt

July 05, 2013

After Morsi's ouster, all political parties must receive equal rights in the next election. With the ouster of President Muhammad Mursi, the political transformation process in Egypt has seen a major setback. Of course, the military intervention accompanied by a suspension of the constitution,...

Morsi: How Valid is the Criticism Against the President?

March 05, 2013

The Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is being heavily criticized. However, the complicated situation in Egypt urges the observer to take a closer look. Stephan Roll scrutinizes the five most important points of criticism. First: Morsi Placed Himself Above the Law Last November, Mohammed...