The new governor of Alexandria in Egypt, on his first day in office, ordered that the streets be culled of stray dogs. Ruthlessly, these innocent animals were gunned down one by one in a horrible massacre.
It is time for the blockade to end. The killing of Ishaq Khalil Hassan, a young man driven mad by circumstances so wretched that they defy the imagination, must awaken our conscious to the evils of Israel's nine-year-old siege on Gaza and the role of Egypt as an enforcer.
I went to Alexandria, and on my way in the plane I couldn't help but think of that I was traveling to the hometown of Mahienour el-Massry. Watching 'Mandela' the movie in the plane did not also give me a break from thinking of Mahi, for she's also our freedom fighter.
Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.
Earlier this month, I wrote a long overdue post about the minority of prominent Muslim scholars who have been systematically co-opted as the religious face of autocracy since the beginning of the Arab Revolutions.
Buena Vista Images via Getty Images With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone t...
The greatest failure of the past five years has been the inability of the U.S. government and its allies to devise and implement adequate programs to enable and promote post-authoritarian and post-conflict reconstruction.
While ISIS' pedigree may owe more to Wahhabism than to other historic forms of Sunnism, Muslim scholars need to own up to the fact that their own so-called traditional representatives and institutions are complicit in the extreme repression and mass murder that has contributed to the meteoric rise of ISIS.
When the Qaddafi regime fell in 2011, centralized power quickly dissipated and Libya fell into chaos. A wide range of armed groups asserted control ov...
In response to the San Bernardino attack, the US House of Representatives passed the visa waiver reform bill by a 407-19 vote. The legislation, amon...
Egyptian law enforcement authorities and the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), in a reflection of fears that stadia in Egypt could once more emerge as platforms for anti-government protest, have extended a ban on spectators attending matches that has been in place for much of the last five years.
The Arab World has reached a point where the youth are at a record-breaking proportion to adults in the region's history. The forth-coming decade i...
The terrorist attacks on Paris, a nerve centre of European culture, was a déjà vu moment. Nearly 15 years ago, 9/11 had evoked similar sentiments: shock, disbelief and confusion.
Ruminations about assimilation come naturally to Jews in North America at the winter holiday season. How much should a parent insist that Hanukkah is part of public school celebrations that give students a heavy dose of Christmas?
This week, I visited the Egyptian National Museum in Cairo, Egypt, which houses the most extensive collection of Pharaonic antiquities and treasures in the world and I truly had a blast in the past.
The benefits of traveling are extensive -- and often surprising. Traveling has been accredited with the ability to heal, educate, and expand our horizons. The feeling of inspiration many of us get after traveling is undoubtedly one of the best consequences of a trip away.