Identifying Radicals, Reformers and Revivalists

Well, I hope you’re buckled in because we’re finishing this week off with two very exciting lessons!  Our excursion today will take us deeper into the world of Muslim activists, and tomorrow’s excursion...well, I’m holding on to that surprise!  But be prepared...it may very well challenge your thinking! It is likely no surprise to you …

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ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula: Tightening Relations between Egypt and Israel?

With the Syrian civil war dragging on, with ISIS continuing its rampage throughout the Middle East, and with the Iranian nuclear talks hogging headlines, there is another story developing that is worth noting. After Hosni Mubarak was ousted in Egypt during the Egyptian "Arab Spring," rigged elections put Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood into power. …

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Radicals, Reformers and Revivalists

Well, I hope you’re buckled in because we’re finishing this week off with two very exciting lessons!  Our excursion today will take us deeper into the world of Muslim activists, and tomorrow’s excursion...well, I’m holding on to that surprise!  But be prepared...it may very well challenge your thinking! It is likely no surprise to you …

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In Search of a Rational Voice in the Middle East: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt

The Middle East is full of characters!  Some are radicals, some are reformers, and some are revivalists.  Now, lest you think I brilliantly came up with that thought and those descriptors, let me be quick to tell you that Joel Rosenberg, in his book, Inside the Revolution (which I highly recommend), introduced those terms to …

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