There goes Ed Husain again...

Remember how Council of Foreign Relations' Ed Husain had a series of deranged tweets about Bahrain last year? And the apologia he wrote for the NYT about the dictatorship there?

He's at it again, this time about the protests on Istanbul. First, yesterday he suggested that the protestors in Istanbul are not normal citizens because they may be overwhelmingly secularists. Because that would make the protests any less significant.

And then today he had this gem, tarring the protestors with this broad brush:

I think I know what speaks volumes about Ed Husain's powers of analysis: his own tweets.

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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.