In the closing weeks of 2012 residents of Bostan al-Qasr, a neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo, were attacked by fighters from the Islamist Jubhat al-Nusra faction of the opposition.
The situation facing the Egyptian working this year is extreme perilous, with the Muslim Brotherhood consolidating its grip on power following the referendum in December.
Egyptian workers and activists rose up in protest last week after Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Mursi attempted to force through measures designed to strengthen the Islamists’ grip on power.
Ahlem Belhadj, a doctor and a member of the UGTT trade union, is best known as the president of the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women.
At first glance, who could oppose the Palestine Solidarity Campaign?
Earlier this month, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission ruled that Palestinian-Jordanian Islamist cleric Abu Qatada could not be deported to Jordan, because he might be tried there on the basis of evidence obtained under torture.
The attack and killings at the US consulate in Benghazi — killings orchestrated ostensibly around the protest against the Innocence of Muslims film — were, in reality it seems, long-planned.
Like many others, I watched The Innocence of Muslims thinking it must be some kind of satirist’s joke — that this couldn’t possibly be what all the fuss was about. It was too ludicrous, too obviously amateurish and awful, for anyone to take seriously.
The violence of some of protests outside US and other embassies against the 'Innocence of Muslims' film will have horrified all democrats and socialists.
On 1 September, several secular opposition leaders in Egypt, including Mohammed al Baradei and Hamdeen Sabbahi, the Nasserist politician who came third in the presidential election, declared a new coalition to oppose the Muslim Brotherhood’s “Freedom and Justice Party” [FJP] in new parliamentary elections.