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19th December 2013 – National Review Online


Clifford D. May

Less than a generation after World War II, in the midst of a cold war whose outcome was far from certain, John F. Kennedy famously proclaimed that Americans... more...

13th December 2013 – The Blaze

Real News

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer comments on reports that moderate Syrian rebels are losing ground and that extremist groups with ties to al Qaeda are taking... more...

12th December 2013 – National Review Online

The Disinformation Age

Clifford D. May

Walter Cronkite, the great CBS anchorman from 1962 to 1981, was called “the most trusted man in America” — and polling supported that claim. He’d conclude... more...

10th December 2013 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Official Says Force Needed to Establish Sharia Law in Egypt

In a message released by al Qaeda's As Sahab on Dec. 7, Muhammad bin Mahmoud Rabie al Bahtiyti, an al Qaeda official, said the group is following current... more...

19th November 2013 – Fox News

‘Convert or Die,’ Nigerian Terrorist Group Boko Haram Tells Christian Women

Benjamin Weinthal

The kidnapping of a young Christian woman and her forced conversion to Islam is part of an inhuman new strategy used by the Nigerian terrorist group... more...

7th November 2013 – Scripps Howard News Service

The Jihad According to Rand Paul

Clifford D. May

Last month, at the Values Voter Summit, a gathering of conservative activists from around the country, Senator Rand Paul gave a speech on what he called... more...

6th November 2013 – Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Report: Al Jazeera Paying for Exiled Muslim Brotherhood Leaders’ Hotel Rooms

Jonathan Schanzer

Al Jazeera officials are keeping quiet following reports that the Qatari-owned news organization is funding hotel suites for the exiled senior leaders of Egypt’s Muslim... more...

13th October 2013 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon, The Jerusalem Post

Has Islamism Peaked in the Middle East?

Jonathan Schanzer

Almost every day there is news about a new attack by al-Qaida or another radical Islamic group, yet events since the summer demonstrate that there is... more...

3rd October 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Egypt to take over banned Muslim Brotherhood assets. more...

27th September 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

The Ban on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

On September 23, a Cairo court issued a verdict instituting a ban on the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates in Egypt. The decision... more...

26th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

Free Syrian Army Units Ally with al Qaeda, Reject Syrian National Coalition, and Call for Sharia

Bill Roggio

Some of the largest Free Syrian Army brigades teamed up with an al Qaeda affiliate and other large Islamist groups to reject the Western-backed Syrian... more...

23rd September 2013 – Fox News

The O’Reilly Factor

Clifford D. May

With new terrorist attacks in Kenya and Pakistan over the weekend, are moderate Muslims doing enough to speak out against extremism within their religion? more...

16th September 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Egypt’s New Political Transition

Egypt’s “Committee of the Fifty,” which serves as a constituent assembly, held its first deliberations last week to draft a new constitution. The meeting... more...

6th September 2013 – Quoted by Ana Maria Luca, NOW

Fear of Assassinations on the Rise in Egypt

Jonathan Schanzer

Egypt's Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim survived a Thursday bomb that targeted his convoy in one of Cairo’s popular neighborhoods. The blast... more...

26th August 2013 – Podcast

The Loopcast

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al-Qaeda after the Arab Spring. more...

22nd August 2013 – The Atlantic

How Syria’s Jihadists Win Friends and Influence People

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As the mellifluous sounds of a jihadist nasheed -- an Islamic chant -- washed over the excited spectators, two lines of bearded salafists, including masked... more...

22nd August 2013 – Scripps Howard News Service

Way Down in Egypt’s Land

Clifford D. May

President Obama wants to keep aid to Egypt’s new military rulers flowing. So does Republican former ambassador John Bolton. Democratic (and Muslim)... more...

20th August 2013 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer, VOA News

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood at the Crossroads

Jonathan Schanzer

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is facing is facing a stark choice following the military’s violent crackdown on the group and the arrest of its leaders... more...

19th August 2013 – CBN News


Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May discusses the unrest in Egypt, specifically if civil war is possible. more...

17th August 2013 – Sun News Network - Canada

News Update

FDD's Khairi Abaza discusses the ongoing unrest in Egypt from Cairo. more...


Jonathan Schanzer

Vice President for Research

Clifford D. May



29th July 2013 - 12:00 PM

Egyptian Revolution 2.0

A Conversation with Bahaa El-Taweal, Khairi Abaza, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Samuel Tadros, and Jonathan Schanzer

In light of the rapidly changing situation on the ground in Egypt, the U.S. must now determine how best to support Egypt's transition, protect U.S. interests, and advance democracy in the region. Are we supporting a military dictatorship over a popularly elected Islamist government? What does the future hold for the non-Islamist Tamarod movement? Will the Muslim Brotherhood rebound from this defeat? What does this crisis portend for the Muslim Brotherhood bloc, including Qatar and Turkey?

26th October 2012 - 3:00 AM

Khairi Abaza Speaks on Egypt’s New Government

Where is the Egyptian 'Third Republic' Heading

Al-Hewar Center, Vienna, VA