Posts Tagged: Arab World

For its strains of homophobia and anti-Semitism, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood wouldn't get my vote, but for its fight against both religious extremism and secular authoritarianism it gets my respect.
In a new special focus on Islamophobia, Foreign Policy In Focus interviews prolific author and professor John Esposito about prevailing political and media myths about Muslims and the Muslim world.

Carthage under Siege

The "Tunisian Miracle" of dictator Ben Ali offered economic progress in exchange for civil liberties and thus sowed the seeds of discord.
President George W. Bush's November 6 speech before the National Endowment for Democracy emphasizing the need for greater democracy and freedom in the Arab world, while containing a number of positive aspects, was nevertheless very misleading and all-too characteristic of the longstanding contradictory messages that have plagued U.S. policy in the Middle East.
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