Tagged with Middle East Institute

The Decline of Coptic Activism in Egypt

The Decline of Coptic Activism in Egypt

From my new article at the Middle East Institute: During and immediately following the 2011 Egyptian uprising, Coptic activism reached new heights. Copts organized and came together to call for protection for their communities and rights more generally. However, particularly since the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood and the election of President Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi, such … Continue reading

Salafyo Costa: Egyptian Inclusivity

Salafyo Costa: Egyptian Inclusivity

From my recent article at the Middle East Institute: Salafyo Costa were once the darlings of the media. Featured both in Egyptian outlets and foreign publications such as CNN, the Los Angeles Times, and the Huffington Post, the groundbreaking youth movement founded in April 2011 brought together ultraconservative Salafis, Muslim Brotherhood supporters, political liberals and … Continue reading

Who are Egypt’s Salafi-Jihadis?

Who are Egypt’s Salafi-Jihadis?

From my article at Middle East Institute, analyzing Egypt’s Salafi-Jihadis, but from before the recent deposing of President Morsi: The Egyptian Islamist Mohamed al-Zawahiri is most famous for being the brother of al-Qaeda front man Ayman, but his story is also a gripping one. Zawahiri was arrested in 1999 for his alleged participation in the … Continue reading