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Sunday, 3 October 2021

The latest on the arrest of Juhayna’s founder, CEO

It was a quiet weekend in the foreign press, with the sole story of note being a Reuters piece reporting that “Egyptian authorities said on Thursday they had blocked a scheme aimed at financing the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood” and “alleged a link to Juhayna founder Safwan Thabet,” who remains in detention along with CEO Seif Thabet. “The Thabet family have denied any wrongdoing in statements on social media,” the story added.

ELSEWHERE- A Brookings piece by CIA analyst Bruce Riedel on how the implications of Anwar El Sadat’s assasination on the Middle East — from the creation of Hezbollah to the rise of the most wanted terrorist Ayman Al Zawahiri — are still unfolding 40 years after his death. Riedel outlines predictions he made in a paper published at that time on the prospects for succession if Sadat was killed — all of which came true.

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