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A Familiar Role For Muslim Brotherhood: Opposition

posted on July 29, 2013

The New York Times’ Robert F. Worth reports that after the ouster of Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi and the violent oppression of recent weeks, the Muslim Brotherhood finds itself in a familiar position as the opposition. After the arrest of many party-leaders, the Brotherhood’s remaining allies are other Islamist groups, who may be willing to use more radical tactics. “Now there is just one big Islamist camp on one side and the military on the other,” said Khalil al-Anani, expert on Islamist movements and Egyptian politics at Durham University. “It’s a populist confrontation on both sides, driven by hatred.”

Read at The New York Times