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Survey Reveals Arab Womens' Views On Islamic Law After Revolutions

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion

As Islamist political parties have gained influence across the Middle East since the Arab uprisings, activists and pundits have questioned the role re...

Al Qaeda Urges Egypt To End Peace With Israel

AP | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 06.19.2012 | World

CAIRO -- Al-Qaida's leader has urged Egypt to cancel its peace treaty with Israel and to establish Islamic rule, according to an audio message release...

Egypt's Constitutional Panel Talks Off To Bumpy Start

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's march to democracy hit another obstacle Tuesday when liberals boycotted a parliament session called to name members of a panel t...

Egypt Reaches Deal On Constitutional Deal

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's newly elected parliament could be dissolved, the presidential election may have to be abandoned and the country's new constituti...

Egypt Military Detains Hundreds Following Violence

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 07.05.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's military officials moved swiftly Saturday to prosecute protesters they blamed for an attack on the Defense Ministry, in an attem...

Popular Islamist Disqualified From Presidential Race Over U.S. Mother

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's election commission confirmed Thursday that the mother of a popular Islamist presidential hopeful was an American citizen, effec...

The Inevitable Islamist Domination in the New Arab Democracies

Christopher Reeve | Posted 04.02.2012 | World
Christopher Reeve

What is perhaps the most interesting advantage for Islamists is the inevitably split secular vote. Like elsewhere in the world, people who believe in secularism do not necessarily agree on social and economic policy.

What Do We Expect From the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists?

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Alaa Al Aswany

Either your understanding of religion drives you to insist on the right thing and to defend the rights of those who are wronged, or it makes you see your opponents as atheists, degenerates and mercenaries undeserving of rights.

PHOTOS: Egypt's New Parliament Holds First Session

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 03.24.2012 | World

CAIRO — It was a raucous beginning Monday for Egypt's first democratically elected parliament in 60 years. Islamist lawmakers added religious r...

Egyptian Islamists Secure 75 Percent Of Parliament

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 03.22.2012 | World

BY AYA BATRAWY -- The Associated Press...

Egyptian Parliament Selects First Ever Islamist As Speaker

AP | By MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

CAIRO -- Top parties in Egypt's incoming parliament have agreed to select an Islamist politician as house speaker for the first time in decades, party...

Islamists Win Second Round In Egypt's Vote

AP | Posted 02.23.2012 | World

CAIRO — Islamist parties have consolidated earlier gains in Egypt's multistage parliamentary elections, winning nearly 70 percent of the seats d...

Egypt's Military Wants To Oversee Constitutional Draft

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 02.06.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's military rulers said Wednesday the next parliament will not be representative enough to independently oversee the drafting of a ...

Muslim Brotherhood Leader: Fears Of Islamization Are Overblown

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 02.05.2012 | World

CAIRO — The leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group expected to dominate the country's next parliament, said it does not seek t...

Voter Turnout In Egypt 'Highest Since The Time Of Pharaohs'

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 02.01.2012 | World

CAIRO — Anticipating a strong presence in the new Egyptian parliament, ultraconservative Islamists outlined plans Friday for a strict brand of r...

Ultraconservative Islamist Movement Makes Electoral Debut

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 01.28.2012 | World

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — Egypt's first parliamentary elections since the fall of Hosni Mubarak brought the political debut of a potentially powerful ...

Egyptian Reportedly Sentenced To Three Years For Insulting Islam

AP | Posted 12.22.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's state media says a Cairo court has sentenced a man to three years in prison for postings on Facebook deemed to be inciting secta...

How Not to Write About the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Neil Hicks | Posted 09.28.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

In a ludicrously alarmist piece that appeared on the The Daily Beast, Douglas Schoen and Randall Lane assert that "clearly and unambiguously" the political climate in Egypt is moving in a new direction that is "inimical to American and allied interests."