Amr Khaled to the rescue

This just in: a friend just got off the phone with Amr Khaled, the superstar Muslim televangelist, who said that he will be making a live announcement on the Islamic channel Iqraa on Saturday evening with a proposal to resolve the the current fracas over the Danish cartoons. It will involve a interfaith youth conference in Copenhagen...

Shameless publicity stunt or the work of a powerful new moderate voice in Islam? You decide.

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,