April 8, 2012
Two Islamist Paths
Washington Post, Washington Post
Two delegations of Islamist politicians, from Tunisia and Egypt, were in Washington last week on what amounted to charm offensives, aimed at reassuring Americans that their movements are not threatening. The envoys from Tunisia's Ennahda party and Egypt's Freedom and Justice party, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, each pledged to respect democratic norms and the rights of women and minorities. Each supported U.S. aid to their countries, including military aid.
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