Ibrahim on Islamists and democracy

Don't miss Saad Eddin Ibrahim's best column yet. About time someone of his stature writes this stuff. The only thing that has me wondering is his description of the political process in Jordan in the 1990s -- he seems to give the monarchy a bit too much credit. But otherwise, a fine and important piece.

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.