By ANTHONY SHADID New York Times Published: February 17, 2012 This article examines how the Tunisian Ennahda Party shaped by repression under the former regime of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali hopes to act as a regional model after being voted into power in Tunisia. Advertisements
By BLAIN AUER Religion Dispatches Published: February 2, 2012 What the anxious West has failed to recognize in the Arab Spring is that the political transformations of the Middle East are the coming of age of a new Islamism.
By ANTHONY SHADID New York Times Published: January 30, 2012 A blasphemy trial in Tunis symbolizes an emotional struggle, with implications for the Arab world, playing out with the rise of Islamists after the end of a secular dictatorship.
Wisconsin Public Radio Inside Islam interview with Tariq Ramadan on January 25, 2012 http://www.wpr.org/hereonearth/archive_120125k.cfm
By THOMAS FRIEDMAN New York Times Published: January 10, 2011 With the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood and the even more puritanical Salafist Al Nour Party having stunned both themselves and Egyptians by garnering more than 60 percent of the seats in Egypt’s parliamentary elections, we’re about to see a unique lab test for the Middle East: … Continue reading
By JON B. ALTERMAN New York Times Published: December 30, 2011 THE Egyptian revolution did not happen last winter. It is happening now. And it is not taking place in Tahrir Square, but in towns and villages throughout the country.
By COLUM McCANN New York Times Published: December 23, 2011 The breath and hum of democracy seemed almost a libidinous thing in parts of the Middle East, but, in truth, the body heat had been simmering for years. The protests took hold in Tunisia in late 2010 after the street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on … Continue reading
By KATE TAYLOR New York Times Published: December 28, 2011 A group of Muslim leaders plans to boycott Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s annual interfaith breakfast on Friday to protest what it calls the unfair surveillance of Muslims by the New York Police Department.