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Sa‘d al-Dīn Ibrāhīm is a “perambulatory exile.” The international press and political leadership support the cause of Ibrāhīm who is facing eight claims filed against him by influential members of the ruling National Democratic Party in Egypt. More details in the following lines.
Ibrāhīm Jād, presents a quick review on a booklet published by Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies entitled, ‘Qadīyat Markaz Ibn Khaldoun Ma‘rakat al-Dīmuqrātīyah al-Ḥurrīyah fī-Misr 2000 – 2003’ [The Case of the Ibn Khaldoun Center: a Battle for Democracy and Freedom in Egypt 2000 – 2003...
Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim stressed that there is no relation between his acquittal and the war on Iraq and denied any political pressure behind the court ruling.
Dr. Sa‘d al-Dīn Ibrāhīm denies fear of returning to Egypt.
The following presents the opinion of Saad Eddin Ibrahim – one of the most outspoken critics of the Egyptian government, who was imprisoned from 2000-2003 for his critique. He is a liberal secularist, but as a result of his strong democratic stance, he defends the rights of all groups in society,...
Every Egyptian who does not like something in this country finds no shame in threatening [the government] that he or she would demand the assistance of a foreign organization or government against his or her own country. Saad Eddin Ibrahim [Chairman of Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies]...
Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies denounced what it called ‘a reputation- tarnishing campaign against the Center amidst the tempest of foreign funds.’
Many of the experienced human rights activists have turned into foreign funding brokers provided that fund seekers observe total secrecy and blind obedience. Brokers might as well pass the recipe secret to some company owner, which paves the way for the emergence of more brokers.
The Cairo Criminal Court has recently acquitted the 10 defendants who had faced charges of fraudulence and receiving bribes along with Saad Eddin Ibrahim, the director of the embattled Ibn Khaldoun Center where they used to work.
The siege of a Russian primary school in North Ossetia by Chechen rebels, which ended in massive bloodshed, leaving hundreds dead, and the killing of 12 Nepalis by an Islamic group in Iraq horrified Arabs, prompting self-criticism and fresh concern about an international backlash against Islām.


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