Samarra blog

A group of theology students from Qom in Iran has launched a blog about the attack on the holy shrine of Al Askariyeen in Samarra. They seem to think -- and imply -- that the US was behind the attack (but produce no evidence for this).

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,