Tagged with Safwat Hegazi

Safwat Hegazi, Body Double?

Safwat Hegazi, Body Double?

In late August and early September I published an article and two other posts about Safwat Hegazi, one of the more controversial Islamist supporters of Mohamed Morsi. The article collected links and information about his often inflammatory speeches and public statements, calling him a Bellwether of Egyptian Islamism. The second linked to a full article … Continue reading

Safwat Hegazi, Stool Pigeon?

This is an unbelievable video of Safwat Hegazi in custody. In previous posts I summarized his controversial statements as conveyed in the media, and provided an interview with him conducted by AWR. Here is a translation of the written Arabic caption in the video: 0:06 – I swear by God Almighty, I am not a … Continue reading

Safwat Hegazi: Bellweather of Egyptian Islamism?

Safwat Hegazi: Bellweather of Egyptian Islamism?

Safwat Hegazi has long been an interest of mine due to his inflammatory rhetoric in favor of Islamism. This article was written for Arab West Report before the removal of President Morsi from his office, in preparation for a hopeful interview. Cornelis Hulsman was able to secure this interview during the sit-in protest, and this … Continue reading

Brotherhood Faces Both Ways as Egypt Votes for President

The Islamist front-runner in today’s historic presidential election in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsy, has ‘clarified’ the Islamic position on conversion, in what could be seen as an appeal to liberal election watchers. He said on the popular al-Nahar satellite TV station, on 17 May, in Arabic: ‘There is a wrong concept widely misunderstood, … Continue reading