Egypt's Christians on the ropes

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— The writing was on the wall. When Egypt’s pro-democracy revolution was hijacked by Islamists from the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups, many warned that Egypt’s ancient Christian community was in danger. Despite escalating anti-Christian violence during and following the toppling of the former regime, the rising Islamists insisted that Christians…

Who lost Egypt?

BY BRET STEPHENS, WSJ— Egypt is lost. Don’t console yourself with the belief that the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood in the country’s first free presidential election is merely symbolic, since the army still has the guns: The examples of revolutionary Iran and present-day Turkey show how easily the conscripts can be bought, the noncoms…

Islamists spring is upon us

BY YIGAL WALT, YNET— Arabs across the Middle East are increasingly endorsing Islam as the answer to all the region’s ills, expressing a longing for a glorious, bygone era. This is the case despite the fact that Islam’s heyday featured – at least to some extent – liberalism, openness and acceptance that are patently at…