Islamist Politics in Iraq after Saddam Hussein
Islamism, as a basic feature of Muslim and especially Arab politics, is destined to play a major role in the future of Iraqi politics. A huge moral and ideological vacuum has now emerged in Iraq, and Islam is tailor-made to provide a new moral compass to the people.

How has Egypt's fractured Islamist movement came about
Cairo Times introduces a series of in-depth articles attempting to clarify the role that the Islamist movement plays in Egypt today, and how it got there. Underlying the series are several questions. What are the historical roots of Egypt's Islamist movement?

Islamist Terrorism in Southeast Asia
The bombings in Bali - which killed nearly 200 young tourists - have awakened Southeast Asia to the threat of Islamist terrorism, which our leaders had tended to minimize because our variety of Islam had seemed more moderate than the Middle Eastern kind.

Egyptian Islamist Leaders Fault Al-Qaida's Strategy
In their latest book, the leaders of Al-Jama'ah Al-Islamiyah evaluate these bombings through an objective discussion based on the provisions of Shari'ah in the holy Koran and the prophetic traditions. They also debate the special relationship between Muslim jurisprudence and the concept of jihad and its relationship with modern reality.