CRAP lives!

Thanks Brian!

For all the indignant defenders of CRAPs (Courageous Reformist Arab Personalities, of course!) who regularly leave messages here accusing me of being an appeaser of Islamofascists of whatever-- I just want you to ask yourself: does it make sense that most prominent CRAPs are completely uncritical of US policy in the Arab world when most Arabs tend to be? And that a good number of them seem to work for Benador Associates? And don't fall back on the "most Arabs are brainwashed" theory...

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,