Tag: egypt

Egypt’s other revolution

By Khaled Diab A decade after Egyptians rose up against Hosni Mubarak, the counterrevolution appears victorious in the political domain. However, under the radar, a social revolution is in motion. Anti-sexual harassment march to Tahrir.Photo: Gigi Ibrahim, Flickr. Thursday 25…

Egypt’s suicidal state

By Khaled Diab Events following the fall of Hosni Mubarak reveal that the Egyptian regime is on the path to self-destruction. Image: Ramy Raoof 11 February 2021 After a turbulent decade of revolution and counterrevolution, Egypt appears to have revolved…

The unlikely demonisation of Salman Rushdie

By Khaled Diab Salman Rushdie made a very unlikely target for the fury of conservative Muslims, which is why the opportunistic fatwa issued by a Khomeini in serious decline took the novelist and the world by surprise. Thursday 21 February…

Dissenting into the abyss

Western inaction against Saudi Arabia is emboldening the region’s regimes to clamp down harder on dissent. But by silencing peaceful and constructive change, Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern regimes are paving the way to violent and destructive rage.