Remember Dahab?

Like most terrorist bombings, the Dahab attacks are already fading into the news cycle. But Michael Slackman has a nice article in the New York Times today, looking at the Bedouin communitiy from which the alleged attackers come, and why Islamic extremism has been spreading in Sinai. This is much more interesting than most of the hard-nosed but uninformative "analysis" pieces I've seen so far (which all seem to throw in a line about connections to Al Qaeda and the Mubarak government losing control of Sinai and leave it at that).

Ursula Lindsey

Ursula Lindsey is the managing editor of the Arabist blog. She writes about culture, education and politics in the Arab world. She lived in Cairo from 2002 to 2013 and got her start at the ground-breaking independent magazine Cairo Times. She was the culture editor of Cairo magazine in 2005-2006 and served as special projects editor at the independent news site Mada Masr in 2013-2014. She is the Chronicle of Higher Education's Middle East correspondent. She contributes to the BBC-PRI radio program The World, and has written for Newsweek, The New York Times, The New Yorker online, Bookforum and the blog of the London Review of Books.