Gehad El-Haddad

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I write this from the darkness of solitary confinement in Egypt’s most notorious prison, where I have been held for more than three years. I am forced to write these words because an inquiry is underway in the United States regarding charges that the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization to which I have devoted years of my life, is a terrorist group.

We are not terrorists. The Muslim Brotherhood’s philosophy is inspired by an understanding of Islam that emphasizes the values of social justice, equality and the rule of law. Since its inception in 1928, the Brotherhood has lived in two modes: surviving in hostile political environments or uplifting society’s most marginalized.…  Seguir leyendo »

First came the thugs. A few people with a range of weapons, standing on a bridge overlooking the protesters who were staging a peaceful sit-in at Cairo University. In the early hours of July 3, as the generals were getting ready to announce their coup, 18 were killed and hundreds injured. Yet media reports were of “clashes” between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi.

Then came a tentative escalation. The Republican Guard shot a man point-blank as he was trying to hang a picture of President Morsi on barbed wire at the guard headquarters, where many believe Morsi is being held.…  Seguir leyendo »