In the run-off vote for the Egyptian presidency on 16-17 June, Ahmed Shafiq, a former prime minister and a long-time ally of ousted former president Hosni Mubarak, is facing the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Mursi.
The new Islamist-controlled government in Morocco has been engaging in increased repression against the social movement which started last year under the name of the “20 February Movement”, as the Moroccan expression of the Arab Spring.
Those comrades who live near the poshest millionaire villas at Winnington Close, Hampstead may have noticed the removal vans over the last few days shipping out the Picassos and the Chagalls from number 7.
Islamist parties have taken to the streets to oppose the ratification of a law which would penalise domestic violence in Pakistan.
The slippery, urbane face of Islamism, Tariq Ramadan, has excelled himself explaining away the actions of Islamist murderer Mohamed Merah.
On 10 March 16-year-old Amina Filali killed herself by swallowing rat poison.
Mass murderers, and especially those who execute children at point-blank range, are not normally objects of one’s sympathy.
The Toulouse killer who shot dead three Jewish children, a Jewish teacher and three soldiers of North African and Caribbean origin, was Mohammed Merah, a Toulouse mechanic, who was inspired by far-right Islamist ideas.
The new vice chair of Unite Against Fascism is Azad Ali, leading activist in the Islamic Forum of Europe, an Islamist group based mainly in the Bengali community of East London.
Islamist cleric Abu Qatada has been placed under effective house arrest following his release from prison.