November 26, 2017
Egypt mosque horror ‘will work against extremists [BBC]

November 26, 2017 Friday’s attack on a Sinai mosque was Egypt’s deadliest in recent history, with over 300 people killed. Middle East analyst HA Hellyer looks at the significance of the target and the likely consequences. The intensity of this Friday’s attack in Sinai is unprecedented in modern Egyptian history – never before have so […]

November 25, 2017
Egypt shows again that Muslims have most to fear from extremist Islamists

November 25, 2017 It is not the first time that Egypt has seen attacks on mosques or other places of worship. But no one should be left in any confusion – Friday’s massacre was unprecedented. The Egyptian media are reporting in excess of 300 people dead, with scores more injured, as a result of the […]

November 8, 2017
We mustn’t use pseudo-orientalism as an excuse for inaction in the Arab world [THE NATIONAL]

November 8, 2017 Over the past year, I have been giving speeches about my latest book on Egypt’s revolutionary uprising of 2011 and the dissent it provoked among anti-progressive and autocratic forces who had worked assiduously to thwart the revolution. I have been asked a number of times why I wrote that book, entitled A […]

October 25, 2017
We shouldn’t sensationalise the foreign fighter debate or strip nuance out of it [THE NATIONAL]

October 25, 2017 “So I’m afraid we have to be serious about the fact these people are a serious danger to us, and unfortunately the only way of dealing with them will be, in almost every case, to kill them.” This is what Rory Stewart, a British foreign office minister, declared in relation to British […]

October 10, 0201
The legal links between Europe and the Islamic world [NATIONAL]

October 10, 2018 One of the UK’s most recognisable far-right figures, Tommy Robinson, is famous for many things – chief among them founding the anti-Muslim English Defence League and a string of legal battles and jail sentences. However, among his most notable contributions to popular culture is the creation of the #creepingsharia hashtag on Twitter. […]

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