Shias in Egypt

Very interesting article in Al Ahram Weekly on Sunni-Shia relations in Egypt, looking at converts to Shiism and the mostly mundane reason they switch.

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,