Imams of Islam and the Environment

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

In the Arabic media, there are reports that Muslim clerics — energized by the sudden emergence of Egypt’s new president, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood — are agitating to demolish the Egyptian pyramids. According to the imams, the pharaohs’ monuments represent “symbols of paganism” from Egypt’s pre-Islamic past and therefore must vanish. Continue reading “Imams of Islam and the Environment”

The Democracy Delusion and Obama’s Failed Mideast Policy

by Bruce Thornton

Frontpage Magazine

The New York Times headline on Secretary of State Clinton’s visit to Egypt said it all: “US Is in a Quandary.” That’s putting it mildly. Better words for this administration’s foreign policy are “confused,” “contradictory,” and “delusional.” Continue reading “The Democracy Delusion and Obama’s Failed Mideast Policy”

The Evils of the Muslim Brotherhood

by Raymond Ibrahim

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Egypt’s longtime banned Muslim Brotherhood — the parent organization of nearly every subsequent Islamist movement, including al Qaeda — has just won the nation’s presidency, in the name of its candidate, Muhammad Morsi. Continue reading “The Evils of the Muslim Brotherhood”

Parallel Betrayals: Iranian Revolution and Arab Spring

by Raymond Ibrahim

FrontPage Magazine

Many are the lessons to be learned between the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the current revolutions of the Arab world. Continue reading “Parallel Betrayals: Iranian Revolution and Arab Spring”

Salafi Sex Scandals

by Raymond Ibrahim

Gatestone Institute

Sheikh Ali Wanis, an Egyptian parliament member and prominent figure in the Nour Party — the Salafi party which preaches a return to early Islam based on Muhammad’s practices — was recently caught in a “compromising position” with a female other than his legal spouse(s). Continue reading “Salafi Sex Scandals”

Egypt’s Presidential Elections: What’s at Stake

by Raymond Ibrahim

FrontPage Magazine

Egypt’s long awaited and much anticipated presidential elections — the first of their kind to take place in the nation’s 7,000 year history — are here. As we await the final results — and as the Western mainstream media fixate on images of purple-stained fingers — it is well to remember that there is much more at stake in Egypt’s elections than the mere “right” to vote. Continue reading “Egypt’s Presidential Elections: What’s at Stake”