November 13, 2012
Salafists & Brotherhood: Best of Frienemies
Hussein Ibish, NOW Lebanon
Muslim Brotherhood-style Islamists and Salafists in contemporary Arab politics can only be described as "frienemies." In its more nuanced form, this word describes the relationship of those who are simultaneously, for different purposes, both valued allies and deadly rivals.
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