Archive

Islamist opposition Web site editor held in Egypt

The editor of an Egyptian Web site run by the opposition Muslim Brotherhood has been remanded in custody for 15 days after two recent meetings with foreign human rights activists, the Brotherhood said on Thursday.
Khaled Hamza, the editor of IkhanWeb.com, the English Web site of the Islamist group, was arrested in the street in northeast Cairo on Wednesday, the Web site said.

Continue Reading

Egypt’s Islamists caught in a bind

Shaken by November’s atrocity in Luxor, Egypt’s response has been to intensify police repression. The government refuses to differentiate between the diverse streams of political Islam and is lumping the armed extremists together with the moderate – and entirely pacific – Muslim Brotherhood. Refusal to recognise the Brothers, and failure to address the twin evils of poverty and h

Continue Reading