November 13, 2012

Salafists & Brotherhood: Best of Frienemies

Hussein Ibish, NOW Lebanon

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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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TAGGED: Middle East, Tunisia, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Salafists

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