February 4, 2014

The Myth of the 'Moderate' Brotherhood

Hassan Hassan, The National

The Associated Press

There is little doubt that the landscape of Islamist groups in the Middle East has changed dramatically since the eruption of the Arab revolts. Salafis have become more politically active. Al Qaeda elements have adopted new strategies to establish roots within local communities where they operate. Shia groups have changed in ways that have yet to be properly understood and absorbed, from being more politically and militarily active to crossing borders for the first time to fight jihad.

But perhaps the most significant of all such developments is that of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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