If “Terror Knows No Religion” Where is all the Christian/Jewish Terrorism?

Benny Huang Two horrific suicide bombings, in two different cities, two hours apart—this is how Egyptian Christians began Holy Week.  In the cities of Tawra and Alexandria, Muslim terrorists stormed Coptic churches where they proceeded to blow themselves to a fine pink mist while taking 44 worshippers with them. These two attacks followed last December’s […]

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Ike’s Gamble

When Michael Doran of the Hudson Institute told me he’s writing a book on President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Middle East policy, I nodded politely, wondering why someone engaged in current policy issues would devote himself to a topic of mainly antiquarian interest. Well, having now read Ike’s Gamble, I know the answer: his topic is […]

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Those claiming the Muslim Brotherhood is popular and nonviolent are wrong on both counts.

Not Blacklisting Muslim Brotherhood Carries Risk

by Cynthia Farahat  •  Feb 3, 2017 Cross-posted from Cynthiafarahat.com Nearly every Sunni Islamist terror group in history was established fully or in part by Muslim Brotherhood members. In a January 26 Wall Street Journal article titled “Blacklisting Muslim Brotherhood Carries Risk,” Yaroslav Trofimov writes that the Trump administration’s proposed designation of the Brotherhood as […]

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Egypt ‘Proves’ U.S.-Palestinian Collusion Against Israel at the UN

Israel calls recent U.N. resolution “the tip of the iceberg.” An Egyptian paper just published what it claims are the actual transcripts of meetings that occurred earlier this month between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Senior Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat. If the documents are authenticated, the incident confirms Israel’s allegations that Washington and […]

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Israel Watches as Egypt Transfers Key Islands to Saudis

Israel’s watching this development carefully: Egypt relinquished control of two islands in the Straits of Tiran to Saudi Arabia. The move settles an Egyptian-Saudi maritime dispute and paves the way for the two countries to build a bridge linking Saudi Arabia to Sharm El-Sheikh, which is at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula. It’s not […]

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IDF at Sinai border

American military considering withdrawing from Sinai

The United States military is considering pulling troops from a base in the northeastern part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, partly because of the increasing threat from Islamic State (ISIS) group jihadists, CNN reported Tuesday. The Obama administration may order the movement of some American and international troops into the southern Sinai, and is discussing such […]

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EgyptAir mechanic suspected in Russian Jet Crash Terrorism

An Islamic terrorist whom was an EgyptAir mechanic, whose cousin also joined Islamic State in Syria is suspected of planting a bomb on a Russian passenger plane that was blown out of Egypt’s skies in late October murdering all 224 aboard, according to sources familiar with the matter. So far Egypt has denied the terror […]

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Egypt jails Muslim scholar for suggesting Islamic reform

An Egyptian court has reduced the jail term for a Muslim scholar convicted of “insulting Islam” on his television show from five years to one, judicial officials and his lawyer said Tuesday. Islam al-Behairy faced an uproar in April after remarks he made on his program “With Islam,” in which he called for reforms in “traditional Islamic discourse.” On his show on private […]

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Explosives Uncovered In Cairo Airport; Parcels Headed For US

New X-Ray baggage security scanners installed at Cairo International Airport as part of enhanced security measures after A-321 tragedy detected explosives in two parcels going to the US. Explosive materials were discovered during routine security procedures, and the owners of the parcels haven’t yet been identified. US has asked Egypt to stop sending parcels, cargo […]

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