About the Authors
Saied is a journalist and author originally from Egypt. He was the editor and manager of the Alyoum7 news website and the manager of “United Journalist.” Prior to that he was the editor in chief of the Sada Albalad news website and was an editorial advisor to the Vetogate news website. In 2007, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt raised questions about his work in the Egyptian Parliament. The questions were specifically aimed at the Attorney General of Egypt. For many years, his life and his family have been at risk because of constant threats aimed at his writings against political Islam (Islamists), terrorism and Islamic extremism.
He has written several books including:
*The Sins of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, 2010 by Sesafa.
*The demise of the State of the Brotherhood, 2013 by Dar Awrak
* State Rigging: Confessions of a police officer of election fraud, 2000 in conjunction with Mahmood Kotry – issued by the House of the Egyptian Center for the Future.
* How to be a Successful Journalist and to profit from the Electronic Media, 2014, Dar Awrak.
Tom Quiggin (M.A., CD)
Tom is a court expert on terrorism and has been recognized as such in both criminal court and the Federal Court of Canada. His expertise on the “reliability of intelligence as evidence” was also recognized by the Federal Court.
In addition to court case testimony, he has also testified at the Air India Inquiry, the Bill C-51 (2015) hearings and the Kelly Commission (Special Security Committee on Security and Intelligence) on in 1998. Additionally, he has instructed judges and lawyers on intelligence as part of the Special Advocates program at the Department of Justice.
His intelligence background began with the Canadian Forces where as an intelligence officer he served in Bosnia and Croatia. It was at that time he first saw the impact of political extremism on countries as the former Yugoslav Republic was torn apart. He also served as an intrusive onsite arms control inspector in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland and Albania.
Following military service he worked for the Privy Council Office (Intelligence Assessment Secretariat) the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, the RCMP, CIC and a variety of other contract intelligence positions. Additionally, he was a Senior Fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2006 and 2007.
He has published a sole author book on national security intelligence requirements as well as a variety of book chapters and articles in Canada, the USA, Singapore, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.