Muslim Brotherhood

Picking Your Enemies

Katie Welsford | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Politics
Katie Welsford

Since their removal from power this time last year, the Muslim Brotherhood has constantly been the focus of Egyptian headlines. But when, in early April, Downing Street ordered an inquiry into the group's 'philosophy, origins and activities', it entered the UK domestic political scene too...

The Al Jazeera Trial: First They Came for the Muslim Brotherhood...

Neil Durkin | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

Journalism is not a crime, but in Egypt it now seems to be tantamount to that. Egypt is already incredibly dangerous for journalists (behind only Syria and Iraq, according to the CPJ), and death / jail are becoming major occupational hazards for those daring to report on protests or indeed any anti-government activity. And the clampdown goes on.

Egyptian Cleric Says World Cup Football 'Destroys Nations'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

The World Cup is the only time the global nations comes together to share a collective experience - often bad, occasionally good but always together, ...

Jordan's Muslim Brothers: The Last of a Dying Breed

Nikita Malik | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

The greatest threat to Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood lies not in potential competitors, parliamentary limitations, or new regulations, as much as it does in lack of progress within the movement itself...

Syria's Sham Election, Tin-Pot Dictators and Arab Destiny

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Arab world's near-100% vote for a Presidential candidate With over 220,000 people dead since 2011 and the country literally reduced to rubble, Syria'...

Why the Coronation of Egypt's General Sisi Will Spell Failure for the Arab Spring

Luke McManus | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics
Luke McManus

2014 looks set to be a year for landmark elections. India's having a really long one, Ukraine's looking at a fairly awkward one and Syria's going to have a predictable one. But come next month, all eyes will be on Egypt, as the country seeks closure to the Arab Spring in the form of its very own presidential elections.

Egypt Sentences 683 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters To Death

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

An Egyptian judge has sentenced 683 people to death in mass trial, including the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader. The ruling is linked to the...

Muslim Brotherhood In London Urges PM Not To Bow To Foreign Pressure

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

The Muslim Brotherhood has come out swinging against an investigation into their activities in the UK, engaging a top QC and warning Britain has bowed...

New Saudi Arabian Laws Define Atheists As Terrorists

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

Atheists are being defined as terrorists under a raft of new Saudi Arabian laws, a report from Human Rights Watch states. The new laws are accompa...

Investigation Into London 'Office' Of Muslim Brotherhood

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

The Muslim's Brotherhood's operations in London will be probed by investigators, following allegations that leaders plotted their response to event in...

Journalists Start Viral Campaign To Free Al Jazeera Reporters In Egypt

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Journalists have been tweeting their solidarity over the imprisonment of Al Jazeera journalists, as dozens protested against the incarceration outside...

Look Who's Backing Egypt's Military Rulers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

Tony Blair has thrown his weight behind Egypt's government, despite it being blamed for a bloody crackdown on dissidents. Journalists have been imp...

Jordan Is Not the Next Arab State to Fall

Nehad Ismail | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Jordan has survived the toughest of times in the last three years enduring the stresses and strains of the regional upheavals and wars. A number of prominent commentators predicted that Jordan looked vulnerable and ready to be swept away by the Arab Spring Tsunami. More than three years later, Jordan remains a haven of stability and common sense in a mad region

Egypt's Three Years on the Misery-Go-Round

Neil Durkin | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

The heady days of Egypt's "Arab Spring" are now a distant memory (indeed I always doubted that Egypt's revolution would very easily shake off decades of authoritarianism). Now, nothwithstanding the wishful thinking of the Egyptian tourist industry, the future looks bleak for Egypt.

The Egyptian Brotherhood Speaks: Morsi Is the New Mandela

Tam Hussein | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

Dr. Abdel Mawgud Dardery enters the café in Cricklewood wrapped up in a Manchester United scarf, with the Rabaa badge prominently pinned on his jacket. Dardery has become a nomad wandering from country to country unable to return to Egypt after his party, the Muslim Brotherhood was designated a terrorist organisation by Sisi's military junta...

2010-2013: Three Years in the Lifetime of a MENA Region

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

It is already three years since the uprisings started in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. A street vendor in Tunisia eventually got fed up...

Egypt Arrests Three Al Jazeera Journalists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK

Egyptian police have arrested a team of journalists at the Cairo bureau of Al-Jazeera English, including former BBC correspondent Peter Greste and AJ'...

Egypt Car Bomb Kills 14, As Muslim Brotherhood Branded 'Terrorists'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has been branded a terror group by the country's prime minister after a car bomb killed at least 14 people, ripping through...

A Brotherhood Vision for Syria: Interview With the Former Leader of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood

Tam Hussein | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

Despite the brutality of the Syrian civil war, the Muslim Brotherhood has again become one of the main players on the ground, after years operating underground. I spoke with Ali Sadreddine Al-Bayanouni, the leader of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood from 1996 to 2010.

WATCH: Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Storm University Lecture On Egypt

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Protesters supporting the Muslim Brotherhood stormed a lecture at a London university as a guest speaker delivered a talk on the challenges faced by E...

Egypt's Epidemic of Nonsense

Patrick Keddie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Patrick Keddie

Egypt is a great country for conspiracy theories - the nuttier, the better. In relation to penises, animals or the national football team, talk of agents and conspiracies are amusing and, although genuinely believed by some, are widely shared as a joke. But when they are used to shut down debate or demonise groups of people they become more sinister and even deadly.

Egyptians Divided and Struggling as They Celebrate Eid al Adha

Patrick Keddie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Patrick Keddie

A jolt of excitement ran through the house as it was announced that the butcher Ahmad Najjar had arrived. Ahmad was in the El Azba area of Barat, a village on the West Bank of Luxor, Egypt, to slaughter a sheep for twenty-two year old Mohammed Sakkar's family on Eid al-Adha, one of the most important Muslim festivals of the year...

Egypt's Anti-Christian Sectarianism Is Another Sign Its Revolution Is a Battered Wreck

Neil Durkin | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

A new Amnesty report paints a bleak picture of Muslim mobs smashing their way into Coptic Christian churches in Upper Egypt this August. The attackers, sometimes hundreds strong, beat up worshippers and church staff, stripped out all the valuables (right down to air conditioning units and electric cables) and then burnt buildings to the ground.

Egyptian Protesters 'Shot In Head And Chest'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

Dozens of Egypt's protesters have reportedly been killed by targeted shots to the head and chest, as the death toll from the country's latest civil st...

Muslim Brotherhood Denies It Is Moving HQ To London

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK

The Muslim Brotherhood has denied multiple media reports that it is moving the bulk of its operations to London, after a Cairo court banned the activi...