A short review of some of the lesser known absurdities of 2020.
Many Egyptians and Western critics of the Muslim Brotherhood welcomed the military coup that recently toppled the country's elected Brotherhood-led government, praising the military for safeguarding secularism and "democracy." This betrays a gross misreading of the...
The hysteria of the West about the Arab awakening turning into an Arab Islamist nightmare is reaching full-blown proportions. The United States and Israel, self-appointed referees of democracy in the region despite their long-running support for the Middle East’s most corrupt and authoritarian regimes, are crying foul.
The incitement? A series of victories by Islamist parties in Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt. Yet, given the history of Western support for governments that simultaneously quashed secular opposition movements and persecuted Islamists, the popularity of moderate Islamist parties should come as little surprise—nor should it be cause for concern.