Tagged with Gamal Nassar

Proposed Constitution Opens Door to an Islamic State

Proposed Constitution Opens Door to an Islamic State

The proposed Egyptian constitution offers something to everyone, and its supporters know how to address the audience. Article 3 gives Christians and Jews the right to govern their communities according to the internal rules of their religion. Articles 31-80 give liberally-minded citizens assurances on a litany of basic rights, including expression, belief, education, and even … Continue reading

Gamal Nassar on the Muslim Brotherhood

A primary accusation against the Muslim Brotherhood is that it is two-faced in its politics. Within Arab contexts the organization, it is said, promotes a radical Islamist agenda, yet when addressing Western audiences its discourse becomes more moderate. A comprehensive answer to this charge is not possible within a single interview, and may be impossible … Continue reading