Jihad arrests in Egypt

Reuters reports on the arrest of 25 alleged Jihad activists in Cairo. To my knowledge there has been no arrests (or indeed operations) by Egyptian Islamic Jihad in a long time. If it is true, it's a worrying sign that long-dormant Jihad (which has not done much since its erstwhile leader, Ayman Al Zawahri, joined Al Qaeda) may be reviving.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.