Arab world: Has the penny finally dropped?

Is the UK’s decision to order a review of the Muslim Brotherhood a sign the West is beginning to see the organization’s true motives?

Since the start of the ill-named “Arab Spring,” the Muslim Brotherhood has been very much in the news.
Coming to power through democratic elections in Egypt and Tunisia, they were toppled within a short time by the people, who discovered their true intentions. Read more of this post

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Machtkampf der Islamisten

Salafisten gegen Muslimbruderschaft: Saudi-Arabien und Katar bringen ihr Fußvolk in Stellung.

Der Umsturz in Ägypten wurde von Saudi-Arabien begrüßt und von Katar kritisiert. Während Katar die Muslimbrüder unterstützt, hofiert Saudi-Arabien die Salafisten, die Gegnerschaft dieser beiden grundverschiedenen islamistischen Bewegungen könnte nicht nur Katar und Saudi-Arabien zu Gegnern machen, er könnte langfristig sogar den schiitisch-sunnitischen Gegensatz in der arabischen Welt ablösen. Read more of this post

Fear in Egypt: A gloomy sunset on the Nile

The largest Arab country has become a source of fear: For itself, its neighbors, even more distant countries. Dizzied by rallies, a coup, and agitation for civil war, Egypt craves leaders of a kind it hasn’t had since antiquity.

Shaken by the unfamiliar rhetoric, gunshots, and bloodstains of civil war, Egypt is searching its soul – in vain. Once a symbol of stability, prosperity and tolerance, the largest Arab country has now become a source of fear: Fear for Egypt, for its neighbors, even for more distant countries as well. Read more of this post