January 30, 2013

How the West Was Duped by the Muslim Brotherhood

Eric Trager, Foreign Policy

AP Photo

Don't kid yourself. Long before the Jan. 25 revolution that ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, many academics and policymakers argued that his main adversary -- the Muslim Brotherhood -- had made its peace with democracy. This was based on the assumption that, since the Muslim Brotherhood participated in virtually every election under Mubarak, it was committed to the rule of the people as a matter of principle.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

January 21, 2013
Jihadists on the Nile
The Washington Institute
Jihadist groups are emerging as a major threat in Egypt because of three developments: the permissive atmosphere for Islamist mobilization in general since Hosni Mubarak's February 2011 ouster, the ruling Muslim Brotherhood's... more ››
January 29, 2013
Is Egypt Facing Another Revolution?
Ariel Ben Solomon, Jerusalem Post
The odds that Morsi will be able to turn the Egyptian economy around are not favorable, but with the help of Qatar and the West, Egypt should be able to plug enough holes to stay afloat and keep the regime in control, meaning... more ››
January 17, 2013
Still More Reasons to Worry About Egypt
Jerusalem Post
The more things change the more they stay the same, regardless of the gross misperceptions and mesmerized wishful thinking in Western Europe and America. Politicians with axes to grind, academicians and opinion-molders appear to... more ››