Le Monde on Islamism

For French speakers, Le Monde has a neat multi-part Flash presentation on political Islam across the Middle East. It's introductory material, but it's well made. One problem with it, though: they say Hassan Al Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, was inspired by Saudi Wahhabism. I don't think that's true.

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.