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Mostafa Ali


Alexandria Votes for Its Islamist Sons, With Dangerously High Expectations

[FJP campaign truck with loud speakers on Moharam Bek street in Alexandria. Image from Ahram Online.]

The city that witnessed the brutal murder by police of Khaled Said in 2010 now holds its breath as Islamists and Salafists make a strong showing at the parliamentary polls. When the editorial board of Ahram Online decided to send a reporter to cover the run-off vote for the singles seats in Alexandria which is set to start Monday, I hurriedly volunteered for the job I had been fascinated by the central role Alexandria, the second largest city in the country with 10 million ...

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