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About Hasnet Lais

Hasnet Lais is a freelance writer and columnist for the Muslim Post. He holds a Masters degree in Islamic Societies and Cultures from The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

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Julian Richards

Julian Richards is managing editor of openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Pussy Riot: Russia’s unwitting gift to the women of the Arab Spring

What if a feminist post-punk collective's action in Moscow could influence the cause of women everywhere, starting with protesters in Arab countries?

Muslim radicalism: the power of friendship

Why do some Muslims join radical groups? Theories abound but their analytic capacity remains low as they tend to focus on only a single aspect of this complex issue. Something they miss is why new recruits consider joining these groups a positive thing: they find good friends there.

Political Islam in Egypt: a bright future

Contrary to the fears of some western observers, Islam has had a strong tradition of rule of law and religious and political freedom. There is no reason for concern about the electoral success of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

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