By Khaled Diab A sudden lurch from ignoring or underplaying the threat of right-wing extremism in America to treating white crusaders like jihadis and QAnon like al-Qaeda will set off the insurgency timebomb rather than defuse it. Thursday 4 March…
For Palestinians in Israel, the recent race for the Knesset was both the worst of elections and the best.
Revolutionary disappointment in Egypt has concealed the ongoing social revolution whose shifting sands are likely to result in a political earthquake.
The dedication and success of the Tamarod rebellion against President Morsi is awe-inspiring, but the movement’s current trust in the army is worrying.
Events in Egypt are not just a conflict between Islamists, secularists and the military. It is a fundamental clash over conflicting ideas of “freedom”.
From Egypt to Turkey, Middle Eastern uprisings have not only been leaderless but have even been a rebellion against the idea of leadership itself.
The failure of Egypt’s new leaders to address the needs and aspirations of young people means the revolution will not stop until there is real change.
There is no conflict between Islam and the West – only clashes of interests between and within them. But there is a very real mash of civilisations.
Egypt’s next president is likely to be against the revolution. Revolutionaries must forge a viable opposition and push for social and economic change.
Should Egyptians side with the anti-revolutionary military old guard or the counterrevolutionary Islamist vanguard when choosing their next president?