Yemen will not accept the Houthis, not after 1,000 years

Friday, 8 December 2017

It is Yemen. Is it happy? No. A former Yemeni official talked a while ago about five presidents in the south and five in the north and their fate which, due to violence, was either exile or death. This is the nature of givens in Yemen as those who do not get exiled get killed. All givens, including Monday’s developments, were not any different. The expected murder happened. It was no surprise but it was painful. My source, the Yemeni official, asked: “Does the new given yield a new ...

Huda al-Husseini

Muslim Brotherhood and the origins of terrorism

Friday, 24 November 2017

In his weekly column published in Ash-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper, Dr. Abdelmonem Saeed said that the origin of terrorist ideology in our Muslim world finds itself in the Brotherhood’s fertile soil. This is what he stated as he summed up the conclusion he made after reading the Abbottabad documents which reveal details about al-Qaeda’s founder Osama bin Laden. “What’s interesting in these papers is that the origin of terrorist ideology which dominated the man’s ideas ...

Mashari Althaydi

Who are the Egyptians on third wanted list released by the Anti-Terror Quartet?

Thursday, 23 November 2017

The counter-terror quartet comprising Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced on Thursday a third terrorism list which includes two entities and 11 individuals. The list included five Egyptians belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood - Mohamed Jamal Ahmed Heshmat Abdel Hamid, Mahmoud Ezzat Ibrahim Issa, Yehia Ibrahim Mohamed Moussa, Kadri Mohamed Fahmy Mahmoud El Sheikh and Alaa Ali Ali Mohamed El Samahy. Following are the full information about these five ...

Egypt court upholds life sentence of brotherhood leader

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

An Egyptian court Wednesday upheld a life sentence passed in 2016 against Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie over deadly clashes following Islamist president Mohamed Morsi’s ouster, judicial officials said. The court of cassation, whose rulings can not be appealed, upheld the verdict of life terms against Badie, the Brotherhood’s spiritual guide, and eight others over clashes in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya that killed three people. The court also confirmed three-year jail ...

Swiss report: In Geneva, Tariq Ramadan abused his underage students

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Four former students of Tariq Ramadan -three of whom have claimed to have slept with him when he was married - have come forward with new information regarding the renowned Islamist intellectual figure. The details were included within a new shocking article which has been recently published about the period of time when Tariq Ramadan was teaching in Switzerland during his youth. Familiar face Apparently and according to witnesses, Tariq Ramadan has been abusing women for a long time, way ...

Has ‘Sahwa’ ended in Saudi Arabia?

Friday, 3 November 2017

I’ve noticed “early” celebrations for the end of the era of Sahwa, i.e.awakening, in Arab Muslim countries and particularly in Saudi Arabia. Sahwa is a Saudi term that refers to all political Islam movements whose major umbrella is of course the Muslim Brotherhood.The feeling that the chapter of “Sahwa” has ended once and for all has been growing ever since the Saudi crown prince, the leader of the new national vision, made his famous promise to destroy extremists ...

Mashari Althaydi

Bin Laden’s handwritten memoirs show Muslim Brotherhood links

Thursday, 2 November 2017

The Central Intelligence Agency archived documents belonging to Osama bin Laden released Wednesday reveal bin Laden’s ideological beginnings stemming from the Muslim brotherhood. The CIA released documents and videos seized during the 2011 US raid in bin Laden’s Abbottabad, Pakistan compound where he was killed. According to researchers at American think tank, the Foundation for Defense of Democracy (FDD), who obtained the declassified documents for the first time, a video showing ...

New ‘rape’ case filed against Islamist Tariq Ramadan

Saturday, 28 October 2017

A complaint was filed Friday in France against the Islamist philosopher and theologian Tariq Ramadan, for rape and sexual assault, following accusations of raping Salafist-turned secular liberal activist Henda Ayari. Three days after the opening of an investigation similar accusations against him, were filed on Friday, reported AFP. Ayari lawyer Eric Morain added that he has received other testimonials from women who are thinking of filing a complaint against the intellectual for harassment or ...

Paris: Islamist Tariq Ramadan investigated for rape and sexual aggression

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

A complaint was filed Friday in France against the Islamist philosopher and theologian Tariq Ramadan, for rape and sexual assault, following accusations of raping Salafist-turned secular liberal activist Henda Ayari. This complaint was filed with the public prosecutor's office in Rouen, north-west of France for "criminal acts of rape, sexual assault, violence, harassment, threats", according to AFP. Ramadan is the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood Hassan al-Banna and ...

How the Qatar crisis became a priority in the Trump White House

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Accusations over Qatar’s support of terrorism, which has led Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries to sever ties with Doha, have become a chief concern of American national security, according to figures close to President Donald Trump. “I think the single most important thing that’s happening in the world is the situation in Qatar,” former Trump strategist Steve Bannon said Monday. “What’s happening in Qatar is every bit as important as what’s ...

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