July 12, 2012

Not All Islamists Get Along

Walter Russell Mead, Via Meadia

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Tensions are high. The Saudi royalty and their clerical allies fear the Muslim Brotherhood and its democratic aspirations, just as they dislike and fear the Turkish Islamists. Morsi’s trip is designed to reassure his country’s primary benefactors (the Saudis have spent more than $1 billion to prop up Egypt’s economy during the recent turmoil) that Egypt will not become friendly with Iran and that the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood will not meddle in Saudi domestic politics.

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TAGGED: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Political Islam


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