January 11, 2012

Egypt Politics=Military+Brotherhood+Salafists

Abigail Hauslohner, Time

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The new year in Egypt has ushered in a new parliament, dominated for the first time in Egypt's history by Islamists. And with that comes the question of just how those newly empowered Islamists — led by the Muslim Brotherhood with nearly half the seats — will run the country.

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TAGGED: Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, SCAF, Salafists


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U.S. Should Cut Off Egypt Aid
Elliott Abrams, The Atlantic
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Robert Fulford, National Post
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