Egypt, democracy and the fascist triangle

by Mohamed El-Menshawy   Without condensing the issue of democracy in Egypt and diagnosing it as a struggle between the Islamist current and what is known as the civil current, democracy in Egypt is subject to many threats. Most notably, an alarming trinity founded on rising exclusionary fascist rhetoric; encouraging Islamophobia; and overt calls to marginalise…

FBI’s Informants Created Most of the Terrorist Plots “Foiled” in the US Since 9/11

The FBI has built a massive network of spies to prevent another domestic attack. But are they busting terrorist plots—or leading them? October 9, 2011  | UPDATE: On September 28, Rezwan Ferdaus, a 26-year-old graduate of Northeastern University, was arrested and charged with providing resources to a foreign terrorist organization and attempting to destroy national defense premises.…

Egypt’s military junta playing with fire

by Finian Cunningham Egypt’s military strongman General Al Sisi is playing with fire that may engulf the North African country with even more internecine bloodshed. This week on state TV, Al Sisi called for massive street protests to face down “terrorists” who, he said, were destabilizing Egypt’s national security. He also claimed that such popular…