MICHAEL J. TOTTEN: What exactly is the Muslim Brotherhood’s ‘game-plan’ for Egypt? One way of finding out is to talk to former loyalists…
LEWIS GROPP, CGNEWS: A recently released documentary highlights much that was little known about Muslim Spain. Its two ‘stars’ are a couple of Islamic and Jewish philosophers.
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Whether it’s Mubarak, ben Ali or bin Laden it’s clear what sort of leadership Arabs don’t want. It’s far less clear however what they are looking for in their leaders.
ROB L. WAGNER: Most notable in pointless speculation, Islamophobia and conflating pop culture with the life, is Jezebel, the U.S.-based feminist website.
HISHAM WYNE: There is much speculation about who has replaced bin Laden. The fertile conditions for the organisation persist, particularly in Pakistan.
OMAR AL-ISSAWI: The radical jihadist agenda seems to have been rejected and it’s clear whose star is rising throughout the Middle East…
KHALED HROUB, CGNEWS: Whether it was George Bush or Osama bin Laden we were presented for too many years too a simplistic a view of the Arab world.
SYDNEY SMITH: Most Muslims, it appears, are relieved that bin Laden is gone but how do they deal with the prejudice and suspicion engendered by his deeds?
OMAR AL ISSAWI: The latest round of sectarian strife in Egypt is not about sectarian confrontation. It is about ignorance.
JUAN COLE: According to the Pakistani rock musician Salman Ahmad few individuals over the last 1,400 years have done as much damage to the standing of Islam as Osama bin Laden.
JAMES M. DORSEY: Embattled regimes have failed in their effort to choke off independent reporting to ensure that their version of events dominates the news.
ANDREW MACKAY: Even the BBC’s Washington correspondent noted how adroitly the US administration had trod the line between triumphalism and glee at bin Laden’s death.
JUAN COLE: The United States has clearly learned from the propaganda disaster that resulted from the release of Saddam Hussein’s filmed execution.
RACHEL MCARTHUR: Remember the name Mashrou Leila (Leila’s Project), because we guarantee this band will become a household name very soon.
BRIAN VAN SLYKE, MONDOWEISS: Far from drawing the curtain on the ‘War on Terror’ the assassination of bin Laden has given it a boost.
STEVE ROYSTON: For a man who so craved attention to spend his final years locked up in that villa must have felt like a living death.
TMND: Bin Laden’s death will have an important psychological affect on Americans (particularly given the popular and public response) and their overall view of the War on Terrorism.
JUAN COLE: Post Osama, President Obama should do us all a favour and now remove U.S. troops from Iraq.