Most recent article by: Khaled Hroub

Hamdeen Sabahi (left) and Mohamed ElBaradei (photo: Reuters)

After the Coup in Egypt

A Dark Chapter in Egyptian Liberalism

The military's deposition of Egypt's elected president has been welcomed by the Muslim Brotherhood's liberal opponents. In this essay, Khaled Hroub explains why this is a historic errorMore

Demonstration against the anti-Islamic film in Peshawar, Pakistan, during which a US flag is set on fire (photo: Reuters)

Anti-Islamic Film Riots


A Culture of Religious Fanaticism

Responses to the inflammatory anti-Islamic film currently seen in Arab and Muslim nations are much worse than the film itself. These expressions of extremism are destroying all decency and civilised behaviour. A commentary by Khaled HroubMore

Syria's President Assad and generals of the Syrian army (photo: dpa)

The Political Legacy of the Baath Regime

Assad's Systematic Destruction of Syria

According to the writer Khaled Hroub, it's the Assad regime which carries the responsibility for the escalation of the violence in Syria: since the start of the initially peaceful revolution in the country, it is the regime which has driven the militarisation of the conflict. The regime has also split society along religious lines and destroyed the national structure of the countryMore

Latuff cartoon: Mubarak tries to censor Al Jazeera (image: Latauff/Wikipedia)

Al Jazeera and Qatar

Accessories of the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring, a true popular uprising against decades of corruption and repression, owed its astonishingly rapid spread not least to the Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera, says media analyst Khaled HroubMore

Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Arab Islamists and Erdogan's Turkish Islam

Secularism as a Protector of Religion

On his latest visit to Cairo, Turkey's prime minister Erdogan had a message for supporters of political Islam – that state should not get involved in the religion of the people, and should maintain the same distance to all religions. A slap in the face for unreconstructed opponents of secularism, says Khaled HroubMore

Photo montage of Yusuf al-Qaradawi and the Al Jazeera symbol (sources: AP/dpa/DW)

Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Minorities

Learned Intolerance

With his hostility towards religious minorities in the Islamic world and his wholesale dismissal of Muslim life in Europe, the Islamic scholar and television preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi is damaging dialogue and interreligious communication. A commentary by Khaled HroubMore