Hisham Allam

About Hisham Allam

Hisham Allam is a coordinator and reporter/researcher for HSI in the Middle East and North Africa, based in Egypt. Allam has won numerous investigative reporting awards and is a controversial writer, producer, blogger and popular columnist.
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In this photograph from August 2013, an Egyptian man walks in front of a pharmacy marked with anti-Coptic and anti-coup graffiti in Assiut, Upper Egypt. Arabic graffiti reads, "No to the coup and yes to legitimacy." Following the coup that ousted Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, Islamists widely blamed the Coptic minority in the country.
(Photo: Manu Brabo/AP/Scanpix. Under copyright).

Egyptian Copts under pressure

“The night I was evicted from my home and my land was the worst night of my life. I will never forget it,” says Abu Solaiman, one of many Coptic Christian victims of […]

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Egypt’s Hamas ban hits Gaza

The relationship between Hamas and Egypt has continued to deteriorate since an Egyptian court in essence outlawed the militant organization last month, increasing pressure on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Hisham Allam In early […]

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Sinai fighters amass arsenal

Sinai extremists are said to be developing a dangerous arsenal from explosives they smuggle in from Sudan and Gaza, manufacture locally or derive from old landmines. Hisham Allam and Abdelwahab Eliwa The village […]

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“Jihad will continue”

INTERVIEW: Jordanian militant Islamist Abu Sayaf calls Egypt’s armed forces chief, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, an “apostate” and says jihad in Syria will continue even if the Assad regime is ousted. Hisham Allam “Realities differ,” says […]

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Zarqawi’s legacy

“The impact of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is stronger than that of Osama bin Laden,” says the Jordanian researcher Hassan Abu Hanieh. Hisham Allam and Øyvind Strømmen A militant Salafi Muslim leader known as […]

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