Tunisian Ennahda’s ‘Secret Apparatus’ Draws Comparisons to Brotherhood Origins

Tunisian Ennahda’s ‘Secret Apparatus’ Draws Comparisons to Brotherhood Origins by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A lawsuit accusing Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement of plotting the assassination of two political opponents poses the most serious challenge to the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group since its 1981 inception. Mohamed Brahmi and Chokri Belaid were killed…

Islamists Endorse Deadly Turkish Assault on Kurds

Islamists Endorse Deadly Turkish Assault on Kurds by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A full-fledged military assault on a predominantly Muslim community typically sparks a global wave of protests, condemnation, and sometimes calls by Islamist leaders for retaliation. This has not happened, however, with Turkey’s massive military assault on the…

Egyptian Islamist Uses New Jersey Base to Stoke Christian Hatred

Egyptian Islamist Uses New Jersey Base to Stoke Christian Hatred by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Inciting sectarian strife against Egypt’s Coptic Christians is not a novelty. Islamist propaganda targeting the Coptic Church, businesses and doctrine thrived for decades and often led to violence and prosecution. Earlier this month, a…

Tunisian Religious Reforms Challenge Egypt’s Al Azhar

Tunisian Religious Reforms Challenge Egypt’s Al Azhar by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi marched straight into a battle with Egypt’s highest Sunni authority, Al-Azhar’s mosque and university, when he proposed social and religious reforms giving women more freedom in marriage and guaranteeing them equal inheritance…