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August 3, 2015 7:54 pm

Report: New HuffPost Arabi Editors Are Muslim Brotherhood Sympathizers

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The partners managing The Huffington Post’s new Arabic edition are Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers, Lebanese NOW News reported last week.

According to the report, Egyptian Anas Fouda is the new editor-in-chief of HuffPost Arabi and is an open supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s oldest and most dominating Islamist movement. He has linked to articles praising Egyptian cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who questions the scale of the Holocaust.

Fouda was previously an executive producer at the flagship Al Jazeera Arabic station, where he worked under his former boss and new partner, Wadah Khanfar, a man described by NOW as the “heavyweight of the pair.”

Khanfar — a former CEO at Al Jazeera — preached his support for the Muslim Brotherhood following the 2012 Egyptian elections that brought one of their leaders to power, though the president, Mohamed Morsi, was deposed just a year later by the army, one of whose former generals rules the country today.

He believed the Muslim Brotherhood presidential win proved the Arab Spring “was still alive.”

Former colleagues of Khanfar noted that under his leadership “the liberals, the secular types, the Arab nationalists [were] getting downsized” in favor of a domineering Islamic position. Other coworkers echoed these observations.


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  • Larry A. Singleton

    Yahoo is a shill for the Huffington Post and Al Jazeera whose articles frequently feature in their links.

  • Larry A. Singleton

    Hey, can you lose that god@#mned “subscribe” box every frigging time I change a page?

  • steven L

    What a surprise. As everybody should know by now, Iran supports financially the MBs & MSs.
    Ignorance is a gift!

  • Even the French Edition, whose Editor in chief is the Jewish former wife of Strauss-Kahn (referred to in the social pages as “Jewish Heiress”, is of the oh-so-trendy left and consequently the tone of French Huffpost is not exactly “pro Israel” – I leave it up to your readers to draw the conclusion of what is the opposite of “pro Israel” in France.