FIJISUN – Islam in the press

New Egypt-based Islamic TV channel caters to fully veiled women Washington Post Conservative Islam and its most visible hallmark, the niqab, appear to be on the rise on Egypt’s cultural scene as well, and the launch of Maria TV is an attempt to cater to that growing segment of society. A decade ago, the […]

Morocco’s Islamists ponder the future

By Mohammed Masbah The Daily Star Morocco’s Justice and Development Party (PJD) will hold its seventh congress this weekend under extraordinary circumstances; for the first time, the PJD will be holding this conference as the ruling party – a new reality that raises many questions about its internal governance. Abdelilah […]

Four Arab worlds will meet in Baghdad

By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star Lebanon I have been following the deliberations of Arab summit meetings for my entire adult life, and still remain dubious about the value of such gatherings. The summit taking place this week in Baghdad seems no different – but the Arab world itself […]

Deconstructing the myth

By PRINCE KHALED AL-FAISAL, ARABNEWS Recent research study on Arab opinion clearly debunks the false and fabricated allegations against Saudi Arabia IN early March, the Doha-based Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) published a report entitled “Measurement of Arab Public Opinion Project.” ACRPS is an independent research institute […]

The Real Threat in the Middle East

Islamic political parties don’t endanger democracy. Powerful leaders do by Fareed Zakaria As 2011 was coming to a close, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a remarkable speech to his parliament. Assessing the Arab Spring barely a year after it had begun, Netanyahu announced triumphantly that it had failed, that […]