Who’s afraid of the Muslim Brotherhood?

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Author(s) Doug Saunders
Source The Globe and Mail
Date February 5, 2011
URL http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/whos-afraid-of-the-muslim-brotherhood/article1895651/
Quotes-start.png Remember, however alarming their ideas about women and Israel, the Muslim Brotherhood and its neighbouring parties represent the people who explicitly rejected the violent option (and were shunned and sometimes attacked for this by the jihadists) because they wanted a place in a legitimate government. There’s zero chance of Egypt’s uprising turning into the 1979 Iranian revolution or the terrorist violence of Hamas; there are no parties, and no Egyptian constituency of any size, seeking a theocracy. Quotes-end.png

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