The Arab Tyrant Manual – a news & analysis platform – launches on 12 February 2019. If you were on Twitter during the Arab Spring, you probably know how this started. The #ArabTyrantManual hashtag first appeared in March 2011, as our founder, Iyad El-Baghdadi, was watching Arab dictators react to the Arab Spring, seemingly following […]
Coming soon: Islam & Liberty – an online platform featuring articles, podcast, videos, and more. You may have noticed that I describe myself as an “Islamic libertarian” in my bio. I do that for two reasons: Because it’s accurate, and because I derive some kinda pleasure from watching people have meltdowns over the phrase “Islamic […]
On 2nd October, our friend Jamal Khashoggi, a leading Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor, went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get some routine paperwork done. He has not been seen since, and all signs point towards an assassination carried out inside the consulate on the orders of the Saudi government.