Islamism Flourishes in Darkness

The Washington Post should know, but chooses not to.

In an opinion piece published by the Washington Post on January 8, Istanbul-based commentator Yehia Hamed discusses the ostensible violence and repression of the current Cairo government, led by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, and bewails the scarcity of free expression in today’s Egypt.

Although Hamed discloses that he served in the government of President Mohamed Morsi, the Washington Post fails to delve a little further and mention that he has served much longer as a prominent operative and spokesperson for the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood — a dangerous anti-Semitic, anti-Western, violent Islamist movement — both before and after his brief spell near the top of Egypt’s short-lived theocratic regime.

Instead, the casual reader is left with an impression of Hamed as some run-of-the-mill technocrat, who simply “served as minister of investment in the government of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president.”