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…

The Egyptian Election: Why the Western Media Continues to Be “Surprised” by the Inevitable

BY KYLE SCHIDELER, EMET— The outcome of last week’s Egyptian presidential elections was about as preordained as it gets when it comes to predicting foreign events, yet somehow most of the major media outlets seemed to miss it. The Telegraph, on May 25th after the first round of Presidential voting, described the Muslim Brotherhood candidate…

Christians should "convert, pay tribute, or leave," says Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood candidate?

BY RAYMOND IBRAHIM— According to the popular Egyptian website, El Bashayer, Muhammad Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate, just declared that he will “achieve the Islamic conquest (fath) of Egypt for the second time, and make all Christians convert to Islam, or else pay the jizya,” the additional Islamic tax, or financial tribute, required of…