Most recent article by: Amira Galal

An Egyptian woman casts her vote at a polling station during the Egyptian parliamentary elections in Alexandria (photo: AP)

The Arab Spring and the Failure of Egyptian Secularism

Opportunity Missed

Although the early uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt were markedly secular and free of ideology, it was Islamists in both countries that swept the board in recent parliamentary elections. Amira Galal examines where it all went wrong for Arab liberal secularists and suggests what they could do to reconnect with the massesMore