Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center and a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, is one of my least favorite writers.
Hamid is a Muslim Brotherhood groupie, not that there is anything wrong with that. He constantly uses his tweets and articles to defend his idols while pretending to be fair and balanced. Let’s take a look at his latest article on Foreign Policy.
The article discusses the "conspiracy theory" being circulated by some misinformed Egyptians that the U.S. secretly supports the Brotherhood. Hamid decided that this theory is being supported by "Egyptians liberals". Sadly this shows a lack of understanding of the meaning of "liberals" in Egypt and in general, a misuse of the label. For example, it assumes that Copts are liberals simply because they are not Islamists.
Below three of the funniest excerpts from Hamid’s article, in part because they are (!) Note how Hamid corroborates his arguments:
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