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January 20, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Middle East: State-sponsored intolerance is occurring

What is wrong with Islamic societies today is epitomized by this statement: “When a person comes out and promotes his heresy, promotes his debauchery and justifies his apostasy on the basis that Islam is not good … the judiciary will get him.” [“Is Muslim violence product of theology or Arab states?” Nation &…


Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: Arabs, Egypt, Islam

October 2, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Fight against Islamic State: Does anyone learn from past mistakes?

We in the U.S. never learn [“Egyptian extremists may be copying Islamic State’s brutal methods,” Nation & World, Sept. 28]. Does no one remember Iran? We withdrew support from the Shah, our ally for decades, and ended up with the terrorist theocracy there. After accusing the Shah of being a ruthless dictator, Ayatollah Khomeini killed…


Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: Egypt, Glen Kaner, iraq

October 1, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Islamic State: The U.S. has a hypocritical policy on human rights

I find it harder and harder to take the president seriously on matters of foreign policy [“Egyptian extremists may be copying Islamic State’s brutal methods,” Nation & World, Sept. 28]. He wants me to be outraged about something he calls Islamic State, and he doesn’t want me to be outraged about something we all…


Comments | More in Islamic State, Middle East | Topics: Egypt, iraq, Islamic State

May 7, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Arab Spring: We shouldn’t support minority abuse

Guest columnist Shadi Hamid’s piece on the U.S. attitude toward Muslim governments is fine but fails to acknowledge the other horn of the dilemma [“Does the U.S. truly support democracy in Egypt?” Opinion, April 30]. How should the U.S. respond to a democratically elected theocracy that systematically abuses the minority? The Egyptian military’s reaction…


Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: Arab Spring, democracy, Egypt

May 5, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Arab Spring: First and foremost, support liberty

Guest columnist Shadi Hamid consistently discounts the anti-democratic and illiberal aspects of the Muslim Brotherhood when it had the opportunity to rule [“Does the U.S. truly support democracy in Egypt?” Opinion, April 30]. Whether the U.S. should support democracy in Egypt, and quite frankly anywhere, is a far too simple and shortsighted question….


Comments | Topics: democracy, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood

July 11, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Egyptian politics

New government has big responsibility Women participate in a demonstration at thebase for Mohamed Morsi supporters on the first day of Ramadan in Cairo. Egypt continues to be in a state of political paralysis following the ousting of former President and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi by the military. Adly Mansour, chief justice of the Supreme…


Comments | More in Politics | Topics: constitution, coup, democracy

July 9, 2013 at 7:30 AM

The Egyptian coup

Extremism does not fit well in democracy Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi demonstrate at the Rabaa al-Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on July 8, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian health ministry officials are reporting at least 50 people were killed and more than 300 injured when the Egyptian military aledgedly opened fire…


Comments | More in Politics | Topics: coup, democracy, Egypt

July 7, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Trends in the news

Unsustainability is unreported Why is it the media often miss what most needs reporting? There was little effort to find what was behind the claim that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Now, what is happening in Egypt may reflect what is happening around the world, and could happen here in the U.S. [“Islamists…


Comments | More in Politics | Topics: america, Egypt, iraq

March 6, 2013 at 4:30 PM

John Kerry meets with Egyptian President, releases economic assistance

Priorities should be at home The article on Secretary of State John Kerry meeting with Egypt’s embattled leader Mohammed Morsi is another example of our policy to bribe other nations with millions of our tax dollars to influence an ally who has already “ramrodded” Islamic focus on their new constitution with violent objections from the secular…


Comments | More in Economy, Foreign policy, Middle East, Politics | Topics: Egypt, foreign aid, John Kerry