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Decapitating the statues of two prominent Arab thinkers Taha Hussein and Abul Alaa Al-Maarri in Egypt and Syria is an alarming sign in both cultural and political meanings.

Abul Alaa

Hussien and Maari share a lot of common features: both were physically blind, both were skeptics and both were anti-mainstream; both (each in a different age) lead the critique of religious thought to high peaks of rationality , for which they were considered by some religious authorities to be infidel. (more…)

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As Egypt struggles its way through the worst political crisis after revolution a retrospective view to the principles of Muslim Brotherhood and events that took place since the fall of Mubarak can explain a lot of what is taking place there now.

President Morsi with the flags of Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt behind

President Morsi with the flags of Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt behind

Last year after presidential elections we met some  liberal Egyptian activists who took part in 2011 revolution and we were shocked to know they voted for Morsi, preferring a representative of a religious party to a liberal statesman.  (more…)

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