Egypt court sentences 11 people to death for ‘terrorism’

Sunday, 22 October 2017

An Egyptian court sentenced 11 people to death Sunday on accusations they joined a “terrorist organization” and attempted to kill two police officers, a judicial official said.The court sentenced 14 others to life in prison -- 25 years in Egypt -- and a juvenile to 10 years in prison, the official said.They were accused of participating in “terrorist operations” and attempting to kill two officers in 2014, and of possession and manufacturing explosive material.Of the ...

Who is Henda Ayari, the woman accusing Islamist Tariq Ramadan of rape?

Sunday, 22 October 2017

With the number of women in Hollywood coming forward and exposing Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment and rape, another case has been gripping the Middle East after prominent Islamist thinker Tariq Ramadan was accussed of raping Salafist-turned secular liberal activist Henda Ayari. Ayari has accused Swiss-Muslim thinker Ramadan, the grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood founder, of raping and sexually assaulting her in a Paris hotel room in 2012. Ramadan’s lawyer said that ...

Islamist Tariq Ramadan accused of rape by Salafist turned activist

Friday, 20 October 2017

A rape and sexual assault complaint was filed on Friday in France against Swiss Islamist and Professor Tariq Ramadan by a former Salafist Henda Ayari The complaint filed with the Rouen prosecutor’s office in northwestern France, by the Salafist turned secular activist, detailed criminal acts of rape, sexual assault, violence, harassment and intimidation, according to document reviewed by AFP. The Liberators Association, which Henda Ayari is president of, said on Facebook that she was ...

Who was first to attack the Muslim Brotherhood?

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The picture is very clear now. It’s no longer blurry. The Muslim Brotherhood, its products and its rival, Al-Sururiya movement, are unwanted, slurred and prohibited. In Saudi Arabia, we are now witnessing a “serious” effort to pursue the Brotherhood’s “cultural” presence. Confronting Qatar’s policies was part of this major conflict on the Brotherhood’s negative impact. Today, I would like to point out a picture that I have noticed emerge in ...

Mashari Althaydi

Libyan army: Qatar transports armed ISIS militants from Syria to Libya

Monday, 2 October 2017

Libyan armed forces spokesman, Col. Ahmad al-Mesmari, said on Sunday evening that ISIS and branches of the Muslim Brotherhood affiliated to al-Qaeda have joined forces to spread extremism in Libya. “Qatar is transporting armed ISIS militants from Syria to Libya. Also, Qatar’s financial support for terrorist organizations in Libya persists,” added Mesmari. READ ALSO: ISIS militants killed in Libya by US airstrike Speaking on the ongoing political discussion in Tunisia, Mesmari ...

Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie gets another life sentence

Thursday, 28 September 2017

An Egyptian court has sentenced 16 people, including the head of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to life in prison on violence-related charges. It’s the latest of several life sentences for Mohammed Badie, who has also been sentenced to death in separate trials since his 2013 arrest. Charges have including inciting violence and planning attacks against the state. The court on Thursday also sentenced 77 other defendants to 15 years imprisonment on the same charges, which include a 2013 ...

Details emerge on murder of Syrian opposition figure and her daughter

Saturday, 23 September 2017

New details on the murder of Orouba Barakat and her daughter Hala in Istanbul have emerged among Syrian activists on Friday evening. Barakat and Hala were stabbed to death. Turkish police found their bodies in their apartment in Istanbul’s area of Uskudar. The police, however, has not issued any information about the murder yet. READ ALSO: Syrian opposition figure, daughter murdered in Istanbul Syrian sources from Istanbul said that the victims most likely knew their killer or ...

Former Muslim Brotherhood head Mahdi Akef dies in hospital

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Former Muslim Brotherhood head Mohammed Mahdi Akef has died in hospital aged 89. His last spell in jail began in July 2013, after the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and jailed his supporters and fellow Brotherhood members. Akef served the party for more than 70 years. Born in 1928 -- the year Hassan al-Banna founded the Muslim Brotherhood -- Akef became deeply involved in it at a young age. After leading its student section, the former physical education instructor joined ...

The challenge: Who can guarantee Qatar’s pledges?

Sunday, 10 September 2017

The problem of the four Arab countries that decided to confront Qatar is not in making Doha meet their 13 demands but it’s rather about Qatar’s credibility and guaranteeing what it says, signs and pledges. We do not know of a single agreement which Qatar signed and respected. Even with the mediation of someone as significant and influential as the American president, it will be no surprise if Qatar later violates what it pledges in terms of ending its interferences in its ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

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